A tattoo is for life. It's a permanent story on your skin. Taking proper care of your tattoo is just as important as deciding what you want inked on your body. There are things to do and things to avoid while healing in order to keep your tattoo looking its best and to avoid problems like infection, scarring and fading. One essential step is applying tattoo aftercare cream twice a day for at least two weeks.
Tattoo aftercare cream aids in your tattoo’s healing process, protects against infection and helps keep irritation at bay. Along with other measures like washing the area daily and staying out of the sun, it’s an essential part of taking care of a fresh tattoo.
At Celebrity Ink™, we’re as dedicated to helping you get through the tattoo aftercare process smoothly as we are to providing you with the perfect piece of permanent body art. So which tattoo aftercare cream in Australia do we recommend? Is it possible to find an environmentally friendly, cruelty-free, vegan tattoo aftercare cream that keeps your skin hydrated and your tattoo looking amazing?
As you might imagine, there are plenty of different aftercare creams, ointments and balms available for tattoos. Some people may use creams that are not specified for tattoos, while others have their set brand to use for healing their ink. By using the right cream to heal your tattoo, you will not only encourage proper healing, but your tattoo will look brighter and more vibrant.
Moisturising your new tattoo is an important part of the healing, but it’s important to use it at the right time. For the first two days, stick with cleaning your tattoo with an antibacterial cleanser or a mild fragrance-free soap and some lukewarm water. After the first 48 hours, you can start applying a thin layer of tattoo aftercare cream at least twice a day for two to three weeks. When applying the first layer of tattoo cream after being inked, it is always best to follow your tattoo artist's recommendations
Using the right cream during the healing process makes a difference in the following ways:
We all know the itch, or if you don’t, you will. Itchiness is a common complaint during the healing process and can also be one of the most annoying stages. Resist the temptation to scratch at your new ink and use some aftercare cream to soothe the irritation instead.
Some scabbing is normal while your tattoo is healing. Deep scabbing can drag out your healing time, and pulling scabs off can cause scars or damage your tattoo. When you use an aftercare cream, you stop your skin from drying out and the scabs from splitting, cracking and bleeding.
There’s always a slight risk of infection involved with any new tattoo, and it gets significantly higher when you don’t care for your tattoo properly. Tattoo aftercare cream helps the healing process along and stops your skin from cracking, making infection less likely.
If you want to stop your tattoo from fading, it helps to keep using tattoo aftercare cream or moisturiser even after the healing is complete. In fact, many people regularly moisturise their tattoos their entire lives. Once a tattoo is healed, skin care is tattoo care.
It’s important to remember not to overdo it with the aftercare cream. It’s possible to over-moisturise a tattoo, leading to breakouts, inflammation or infection. Applying a thin layer of balm a couple of times per day is enough.
If you are looking at getting inked and not sure which type of tattoo aftercare cream in Australia is best to heal your tattoo to keep it looking vibrant, Celebrity Ink™ recommend Supreme Creme.
Celebrity Ink™ has spent many years in the tattoo industry, providing all kinds of body art and recommending aftercare products to customers. Supreme Creme’s outstanding balm Supreme Creme aftercare cream is the one that we have found to cover all the important aspects of tattoo healing.
Supreme Creme is a brand that was started by people in the tattoo industry to meet the needs of people in the tattoo industry and their customers. Established in 2015 by a seasoned group of tattoo artists, industry veterans and skincare experts, it’s effective in the healing process but made with ethics and the environment in mind. Supreme Creme demonstrates that you can look after the planet while settling for nothing less than the highest level of quality.
Creams with organic and natural-derived ingredients are better for the skin, so one major benefit of Supreme Creme aftercare cream is that it’s 100% natural. Free from paraben, petroleum and palm oil, it’s gentle on the skin and doesn’t contain any chemicals that will irritate your skin or your tattoo. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free as well, so you can rest assured that no animals were harmed in the manufacturing of your tattoo aftercare cream.
You can pick up a tube of Supreme Creme’s vegan tattoo aftercare cream from any Celebrity Ink studio and plenty more Supreme Creme products in the range to help you care for your tattoo.
Supreme Creme’s vegan tattoo aftercare cream isn’t the only product these guys have up their sleeves for the tattoo process. You can also make healing your new tattoos easier with one of the other items from their range, including:
Supreme Creme’s tattoo foam wash is a gentle antiseptic cleansing liquid that can be used after the tattooing process. Active against bacteria and with Aloe Vera, one of its key ingredients, it soothes, hydrates and moisturises. Your tattoo artist may even use the Supreme Creme foam wash before your tattoo or during getting inked to clean the area.
Supreme Creme’s alcohol-free tattoo wipes are mostly for tattoo aftercare but can also be used near the end of the inking process. Their super-soft texture is ideal for comfortably gliding over the skin, and they are perfect for a way to clean your tattoo on the go, whether you are on holiday or working a long day at work.
Supreme Creme’s tattoo wash offers a gentle and hydrating clean that’s perfect for sensitive skin. Packed with Vitamin E and other skin-conditioning ingredients, it gently removes debris and dirt. It can be used as a gentle cleansing shower gel in the healing process and via your tattooist's wash bottle while getting inked.
Taking care of your new tattoo doesn’t get any easier than Supreme Creme’s aftercare pack. With vegan tattoo aftercare cream, tattoo wipes and a Supreme Creme sticker and bag, this value-packed bundle contains everything you need for the proper care of your skin and your new tattoo.
You can pick up Supreme Creme’s tattoo aftercare cream in Australia at any Celebrity Ink™ studio.
As Asia-Pacific’s largest tattoo brand, Celebrity Ink™ focuses on setting standards in the tattoo world, providing you with tattoo art you’ll be happy with and ensuring your aftercare process is as smooth and comfortable as possible. With 25+ studios in four countries, we set standards for premium tattoo experiences. From planning the right design to providing the right tattoo aftercare cream, we pay careful consideration to every stage of your tattoo journey.
Through purpose-built and collaborative design zones, our studio staff and artists take the time to discover the story you wish to tell and how we can help you express it. Our skilled artists can work with all kinds of designs, including fine line sketches, mandala and geometric patterns, tribal tatts, classic rock and roll designs, simple script tattoos and more.
Book a discovery consultation with the Celebrity Ink™ team, and you’ll soon be scheduled for the tattoo of your dreams. Ask your tattoo artist about Supreme Creme’s tattoo aftercare cream to go with it!