Over the last few years, I've been working to shift my diet to be more organic and more local in source. This is meant more shopping at the farmers market and moving away from grocery and large chain supermarkets. Following my most recent tattoo, I was delighted to learn I now have an organic and local tattoo healing aftercare option as well.
For the first time in 20 years of getting tattooed my tattooist gave me products to take care of my new tattoo following my appointment. The brand is “Tattoo After-Care Treatment," or T.A.T. This line of items is made by Black Creek Botanicals located in my present hometown of Seattle, Washington. These products were created by a soap and cosmetics maker after she herself got tattooed and wanted to have an all natural and organic option for her own aftercare.
My aftercare kit came with two parts. The first stage of care are pre-moistened wipes which come in a resealable pouch. Three or four times a day you wipe down the fresh tattoo with one of the wipes. You get about a dozen of these and when they are done you move on to stage two. For the second phase of healing, by which time the new tattoo has started to scab, you apply an organic balm.
The bomb is an oily ointment and comes in a small tube. Be careful if you keep this in your pocket as it will melt and turn entirely to liquid. Letting it cool back to room temperature will cause it to become creamy again. This light ointment is applied several times a day, not too heavily, and most often when the healing tattoo becomes itchy.
I found these products to be pleasant to use with a nice natural aroma. Having housemate who is allergic synthetic scents it was nice to have something that not only didn't trigger a bad reaction in her but when she found pleasing to smell as well. The packaging made it easy to carry my tattoo aftercare either in my pocket or in my backpack and must have it handy whenever I needed it.
The only drawback I can see at this time is that the only way to get these products is from a professional tattoo artist. So far the items are not available for retail sale, and even the Black Creek website does not have them listed yet. However my experiences were so good, I definitely would recommend anyone whose tattoo artist offers them these products give them a try.
For more information, you can visit Black Creek Botanicals T.A.T.