Tattoo Goo is an aftercare salve for your new and existing tattoos.
The creators of Tattoo Goo claim that it was "'developed to provide the best possible aftercare for your tattoos'." The original Tattoo Goo Salve was developed by pharmacists in 1998 as the first form of aftercare specifically made for healing a tattoo. The “goo” was the first product and differs from other, more traditional methods of healing tattoo because it does not contain Lanolin or Petroleum. Instead of Lanolin or Petroleum, which will clog pores throughout the initial healing process, Tattoo Goo uses beeswax as a base, giving it a similar consistency to traditional methods, but with the advantage of allowing the pores to breath, thus promoting faster healing as well as preventing a thick scab which often contributes to pigment loss.
"The Original" Tattoo Goo Ingredients
Tattoo goo contains the following ingredients (taken from their website):
- Olive Oil: a mild lubricant that softens and moisturizes the skin
- Beeswax: natural base used instead of petroleum or lanolin products
- Cocoa Butter: soothes burns and abrasions
- Wheat Germ Oil: relieves inflammation of skin abrasions, burns, and wounds
- Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocophery (Vitamin E): heals burns and skin abrasions
- Lavender Oil: heals minor burns and relives inflammation and itching
- Sunflower Oil: skin moisturizer
- Rosemary Extract: skin softening agent that helps prevent infection
- D&C Green 6: non-staining, food grade coloring
Due to the fact that this product contains beeswax, it's not considered to be a vegan friendly product.
Tattoo Goo has moved on from just selling the "Goo" in a tin to several different products which include (as of April 16, 2006):
- Tattoo Goo Lotion
- Color Guard SPF sunscreen
- Xpressions Piercing Spray
- Blue Wave Saline Spray
- Tattoo Goo Soap
- Tattoo Goo Aftercare Kits