Can I Put Vaseline On My Tattoo?

Vaseline is the protective multi-purpose wonder product which all of us have in our household. Vaseline can be used in multiple ways – to treat windburn, to shine leather bags, to grow out thicker eyelashes, Vaseline is a very good product in terms of healing skin, but not when it comes to serious injury. You will be amazed to see people using Vaseline even for serious injuries. We must understand that Vaseline has skin healing properties but not medicinal properties, which will heal the skin. Now, coming to the question of should, can I Apply Vaseline on my tattoo?

Vaseline on my Tattoo

Using Vaseline after tattoo:

We need to understand that Vaseline is a thick product. Vaseline is a non-comedogenic product, which means it doesn’t clog pores. Vaseline when applied on the skin forms a thick, non-porous layer. And post tattoo, your skin needs light and oxygen to heal faster. If you apply Vaseline, then it will block light and air and your tattoo will take much longer to get healed.

When you apply Vaseline, the thick and moist layer of Vaseline can attract dirt and grime. Additionally, the thick and moist layer is the perfect place for breeding germs and bacteria. When your tattoo is healing, it should not come in contact with dust and dirt and there’s a chance of it getting infected.

In some cases, Vaseline is known to draw out the ink from the innermost layers of the skin which can further create patchy and faded tattoo. So, now the question is shouldn’t we use Vaseline on tattoo. Well, yes there are some cases where you need to use Vaseline on your tattoo.

Tips To Follow Before getting tattooed:

  • You can apply Vaseline before getting tattooed. Your skin should be well moisturized, only then ink will come out brighter and clearer.
  • You can also apply Vaseline during shower. This is because during shower, you don’t want the water to enter to your tattooed skin. And thus Vaseline will act as a thick layer which will prevent water from entering your skin.

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