Asked by: Dalibor Guaillas
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st June, 2020

Is aquaphor safe for tattoos?

Aquaphor healing oil is used widely in the aftercare of tattoos. In other words, it is a very attractive selection, and many tattoo artists recommend it as an affordable aftercare product. Aquaphor contains petrolatum as part of it's ingredients, which is a recognized skin protectant active ingredient.

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Simply so, can you put aquaphor on a new tattoo?

Once the tattoo is dry apply AQUAPHOR healing ointment, made by Eucerin. Apply a thin layer and rub it in, then dab excess off with a clean paper towel. Use the Aquaphor for the first 2-3 days then switch to a regular FRAGRANCE FREE lotion such as Lubriderm, or any other fragrance free brand.

Similarly, what can you use instead of Aquaphor for tattoos? Aquaphor creates a barrier that seals moisture into the skin.

  • Cetaphil. Cetaphil is a dermatologist-recommended skin cream that is an Aquaphor alternative.
  • Zinc Oxide. For a baby who is suffering from diaper rash or minor burns and cuts, an alternative to Aquaphor is zinc oxide ointment.
  • Petroleum Jelly.

Also question is, when should I put Aquaphor on my new tattoo?

For the first three days always wash your tattoo before applying Aquaphor (you want a clean surface to apply Aquaphor instead of applying over old ointment). After three full days you may switch to a fragrance-free lotion such as Aveeno as needed.

Is Aquaphor Baby safe for tattoos?

Baby Aquaphor for Tattoos. Whether you use baby Aquaphor for tattoos or another type of specialty ointment, Aquaphor on new tattoo work helps your skin recover quickly. It works by sealing in your tattoo with a humectant.

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