Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Kit
How to care for your new tattoo has been a subject of debate in the tattoo community for many years. Tattoo artists have had to recommend a variety of products available from your local drug store. These products were developed to prevent cuts, burns, scrapes and abrasions from getting infected and not for the healing of a new tattoo. The majority of these products contain petroleum or lanolin which when applied to a new tattoo can clog skin pores causing breakouts and actually delay your body's healing process. Plus lanolin pulls color from healing tattoos. A large number of people also have allergic reactions to these products and application to a new tattoo can cause skin reactions leading to loss of ink and permanent damage to your tattoo. Tattoo Goo contains no petroleum and no lanolin.
The complete tattoo aftercare kit contains:
- One .75 oz Tattoo Goo Tin
- One .45 oz Color Guard Stick
- One 2 oz Tattoo Goo Lotion
- One 2 oz Tattoo Goo Soap
- One Tattoo Goo Brands Sticker
- All in a convenient clear carrying case!
Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion was developed for people with sensitive skin. Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion is gentle enough to use on the face and is perfect for everyday use. With unique combination of Vitamins A & D, healthy skin ingredients, and proven moisturizers, Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion heals and protects dry skin. Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion is a water based formula works with your body to restore the skin's natural moisture balance. The non-greasy Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion absorbs quickly, penetrates deeply, and provides long lasting protection against dryness. Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion contains NO alcohol, NO petroleum, NO lanolin, No mineral oils and NO fragrance. Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Lotion can be used by itself or combined with "The Original" Tattoo Goo.
The Original Tattoo Goo in ointment form is the Natural Choice for healing your tattoo. Based with eight different natural ingredients, the "Original" is 99% Natural. Tattoo Goo is the best product available for the treatment of your new tattoo. Unlike other commercially available products Tattoo Goo actively supports the tattoo community.
The Color Guard Stick has an SPF 30 rating plus special UV/UVA inhibitors to help protect tattoos from fading. Other ingredients help moisturize the tattoo thus enhancing color. The large stick allows precision application, helping protect the tattoo while allowing for regular tanning of other skin areas.
Do I have to protect my tattoo even though it is covered?
The rays from the sun are very powerful and penetrate most cloth. So even though you might not be burning underneath your clothes, your tattoo will be slowly fading.
Will Color Guard give me a rash?
It shouldn't. Color Guard is hypo allergenic.
Will the sun effect my Tattoo on cloudy days?
Yes, in any weather, sun or cloudy, hot or cold. Unless you're indoors, wear multi layers of clothing or in a totally light filtered area, sunrays are always present. Therefore the sun deterioration of color is always present. The ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun easily pierce through clouds and fade color.
What are the advantages of Color Guard over other sun protection products?
Color Guard is not a simple sun protectant. It was specially formulated by skin care professionals to meet the very unique demands of tattoo enthusiasts. It will help protect and preserve the artwork and colorations of a tattoo for long periods of time.
Can I use Color Guard on a healing tattoo?
NO. Color Guard is not an aftercare product and should be used on tattoos no less than 3 weeks old.
Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap for Tattoos & Piercings
Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum germicidal kill while being gentle to the skin. The soap's specially formulated cleansing agent PCMX-L cleans at a deeper level to prevent bacterial growth and infection by removing more dirt and dead skin cells. New healthy emerging layers of skin are exposed, an important step in tattoo healing and piercing aftercare.
- PCMX-L Advanced Micro Molecular formula allows deeper cleansing
- Broad Spectrum Anti Microbial Antibacterial Action
- Balanced pH Formula Gentle to skin
- Removes more dead skin cells and dirt
When choosing a soap you want to pick one that is not harsh to the skin. Harsh soaps can dry out the skin causing "special safe harbors" for bacteria and viruses to hide in making it very difficult to get a good kill on the skin. Traditional antimicrobial / antibacterial soaps contain quats (quaternary ammonia) compounds which carry very alkaline (high pH's) although effective at short term kills they are ineffective on persistent antimicrobial activity and they complicate good skin hygiene by systematically destroying the acid mantle of the skin. Ordinary "green" soap you speak of is an example of this kind of activity. Most people don't realize that although alcohol is known as a Class 1 Antiseptic it has a VERY short kill time maybe only 10-15 seconds. If you read the medical articles which support the use of alcohol based products you will find that in order to gain an "effective kill" you need to use at least 5ml's on your hands. Most applications by individuals barely reach 1ml. These products are temporary and do not provide a sustainable germ resistant environment.
Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum kill while at the same time being gentle on the skin. Unlike "green" soap this formula has a slightly acidic pH and contains a key ingredient which helps to buffer the skin while providing additional killing power. The key ingredient is PCMX-L a combination of Chloroxylenol (PCMX) and Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate (Lauricidin). Lauricidin is a derived from palm seed extract. A unique and proprietary process provides a molecular structure capable of cleaning the skin at a deeper level. (This is achieved by reducing the molecular size to better clean the skin) This ingredient is non-toxic to human skin but highly efficient at disrupting pathogenic microbes at a cellular level. Once the cell wall is disrupted the bacterial cannot recombine or multiply and they die. PCMX is a well documented antimicrobial / antibacterial ingredient. By combining the 2 of these ingredients you get a fast acting, broad spectrum kill without damaging the skin.
As a demonstration of the cleaning efficiency of this product have the client wash their hands thoroughly with the soap. You will notice 2 things. First the soap lathers very well providing a soft comfortable cleaning activity. When the hands are rinsed and still wet have them "squeak" their fingers together, you will have a distinct squeaky clean feeling on a tactile level. Because the product cleans a deeper level more dirt and dead cells are removed exposing the clean emerging layer of skin. The soap is also engineered to provide a sheeting action when rinsed much like a rinsing agent in a dishwasher.
As a comparison to over the counter brands antibacterial soaps Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap like contains a broader kill spectrum and a deeper cleaning action. Many cheaper soaps leave residue on the skin, these chemical residues contribute to skin problems as they prevent the skin from breathing properly leading to dried out skin.