I keep hearing different answer to the use of petroleum jelly when doing a tattoo is it a good idea to use it i hear it prevents spashing and tones down the bleeding but I heard comments that it doesnt help hold the ink in the skin and it should never be used especially to help the healing and a/d ointment is only good for healing. Thank You for your time and all the great advice you all have.
Element Tattoo Supplies Reply:
Hello and thanks for your email, well as far as your question goes about petroleum jelly and tattooing.
I personally use petroleum jelly during the tattoo process, as for the healing process you should not use petroleum jelly pick up some tattoo after-care from element tattoo supply.
It does hold the ink together when tattooing and makes it easier to tattoo with. So the break down is this.
1) Yes! use petroleum jelly during a tattoo to hold the ink downat the tip of your tattoo tube and helps close the skin pours for the bleeding.
2) DO NOT! use petroleum jelly to heal your tattoo.( after care lotions work great , but non scented lotions work just fine)
Hope this helps your question to element tattoo supplies.