Background: This tattoo recovery cream was designed to be used on tattoos at every stage of the healing process and beyond. You don’t need goos, slimes, salves, creams, lotions, combo- kits, tattoo aftercare magic sprinkles and make-believe skin cell fairy dust ‘packs’ costing a fortune with complicated application instructions.
Another of Craig’s rants:
One jar of cream for every stage of the healing process and beyond is enough. That is especially true if it’s made by us. Most of your well known ‘goos’ and so on claim to be full of natural ingredients but they aren’t telling you the truth I’m afraid. Some of their so-called natural ingredients harbour nasty secrets.
Let’s take Tocopheryl Acetate as a quick example. We will blog about this in more detail. However, those sneaky basturds slip in Tocopheryl Acetate into their products and try and convince you its natural vitamin-e, they often lead with that as the product USP. Talk about bending the truth…
If you have read up on your vitamin-e, you may recognise the word ‘tocopheryl’ and when you spot it on tattoo goos, slimes etc you understandably will presume its safe, after all they have convinced us it’s just plain old vitamin-e, right?! …Wrong.
Take anything and mix it with something else, and you can come up with something potentially harmful. That can be the case with Tocopheryl Acetate. The tocopheryl part is vitamin-e, but the acetate comes about when the vitamin-e is mixed with acetic acid, yes that’s the same fundamental component in vinegar and industrial cleaning products.
The resulting ingredient can actually irritate your skin more than help. Yes it contains vitamin-e, but it’s been messed with in the lab by sneaky humans hoping we don’t do research and catch them out. Thanks guys. This ingredient is basically a form of vitamin-e created in the laboratory.
Let me be clear on this – manufacturers take natural vitamin-e and and spoil it by adding acetic acid to it. An extremely acidic chemical that breaks down the skin, yet they want us to rub that on to our tattoos, essentially on an open wound!?
No one has ever fell victim to an acid attack and went ‘oh that felt lovely, my skins glowing now’. Acid attacks the skin and breaks it down. That’s the last thing we all need on our new tattoos or skin in general.
Sadly, the easiest analogy to use to explain why they do this, is the cocaine production analogy. We’ve all seen the Netflix documentaries and hollywood blockbusters showing drug cartels cutting down the pure cocaine with baking soda, laundry detergents, laxatives and even boric acid to mimic the effects of pure cocaine. We all know those harmful substances are only added to stretch out the profits. Adding the acid to vitamin -e also makes it last longer on the shelves. That makes it easier for manufacturers to process, ship, store and distribute their products.
When big pharma water down and cut natural vitamin-e with acetic acid they are simply mimicking the same nasty practices the drug cartels do to maximise their profits while taking the piss out the end-consumer.
I’m sorry but I point blank refuse to add something to a tattoo that’s scientifically proven to be corrosive. We hope you join us in doing the same.
Free Bamboo Organic Muslin Cloth: To help with wiping off any excess cream around the wound with care, we include one free anti-bacterial organic bamboo muslin cloth, perfect for sensitive skin. Bamboo cloths can be machine-washed on a gentle cycle, or hand washed if you prefer.
Because these are 100% bamboo they require a gentle hand if they are wrung out. At the end of their useful lives, these are completely biodegradable. Did you know, that to make one pair of cotton jeans that you might be wearing now as you read this, takes over 15,000 litres of clean water to grow the cotton required. Today 1 in 9 people lack access to clean water. Help us to help those affected by switching from normal cotton to organic bamboo cloth.
How To Use: Apply a small amount to the tattoo 2-4 times a day. Rub it in gently and wipe off any excess. Use for 3-4 days, when the tattoo begins peeling or scabbing, apply more frequently and continue to use on a daily basis until healed. Once healed this cream should be used for continual aftercare treatment to protect and maintain the vibrancy of your ink.