for tattooed people, and those who want to be

smooth and satisfied (holiday gift suggestions, part 2)


A holiday angelTattooed people can never get enough nice skin care products. Gotta keep that ink looking good, and not covered with dry flaky skin, right? Today I’m going to make some recommendations of products I have personally used.

Note: As far as I know, these are for all skin types, but if your intended recipient is known to have allergies or sensitive skin, perhaps a gift certificate to an appropriate store would be a better idea, so he or she can choose the products that would work best.

Thanks to my friend Sue for the angel!

I’m providing links to the products on, just simply because I know they provide full descriptions of the various ingredients. All these items are available just about everywhere.

Burt’s Bees Hand Salve. This contains the same ingredients as the pricey tattoo-only skin care products. Great for aftercare.

A related product: Burt’s Bees Miracle Salve. This is a general purpose hand and body creme that helps keep your skin soft and protected from the elements.

A Burt’s Bees skin care sample kit. You may not want everything that is in it, but these are small sample sizes so you can figure out what you do and don’t like, inexpensively and without waste.

Burt’s Bees Carrot Lotion. This stuff smells great, absorbs quickly and is good for dry skin.

From other manufacturers:
Nivea Essentially Enriched Lotion. This is what I use every day on my hands. Doesn’t have a heavy scent and rubs in quickly and completely.

Nivea Creme. This stuff is very thick. A small tin will last you forever. I started using this on my feet, and realized it would do a good job on my perpetually-itchy ankle tattoo. Coincidence or not, the swelling finally went down and the itching stopped after about a month of my applying this every couple days.

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Author: infmom

I got my first tattoo when I was 46. I hope the people who read this blog don't have to wait that long. I love talking about body art.

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