Tattoos are a unique form of art on the body, no matter their form or design. It’s also one of the many ways for people and artists alike to express themselves. While it’s nice to do so, it’s just as important to keep our skin healthy and moisturized after getting a tattoo or two. There are cases where some allergic reaction appears or some wounds open upon getting ink on your skin, and this is where coconut oil comes in.

Coconut oil is good for the skin as it can moisturize and cleanse bacteria with its antimicrobial properties. Whether getting a new tattoo or removing it, coconut oil can help ease the pain and moisturize your skin at the same time.

Here are a few reasons why you should use coconut oil on your tattoos:

Usable on any stage.

You can apply coconut oil before the inking or after the inking. You can even use it when the ink is incomplete and the tattoo artist takes a short break. It will help reduce the pain you’re feeling and keep the skin healthy, as well, avoiding any cracks or dryness.

Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Coconut oil is popular for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply it when the inking is still incomplete because the oil can help stop bacteria or inflaming of your skin due to the tattooing process. Although coconut oil can’t completely prevent anything from harming your skin, it can hasten the healing process and provide comfort without risking the skin.

Natural moisturizer.The fatty acids that coconut oil has help moisturize the skin, making it popular to use against eczema and dryness of the skin. Coconut oil can hit two birds with one stone! For your tattoo, this can help moisturize your skin and keep the ink from fading out.

Animal-free testing.

Since Coconut oil is completely natural and doesn’t undergo any chemical process, nor is anything mixed, the oil is safe for everyone. There’s no need to test it on animals for its effectiveness, nor is there a need to try and see if it’d be harmful. So, rest assured that no animals are hurt with the creation of this oil.

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How to test it

Of course, while everyone says coconut oil is safe for everybody to use, there’s the unavoidable fact that different people have different skin allergies. So, this means that skins will react differently to every single product. There is a way to test it to ensure that coconut oil won’t harm you in the process.

  1. Apply a small amount (maybe a small circle) of coconut oil on the inside of your forearm.
  2. Use a bandage to cover the area you applied coconut oil on.
  3. Wait for 24 hours for any result. If there aren’t any inflammations or other irritations within 24 hours, it is safe to assume your skin is compatible with the oil’s components.

Please make sure to thoroughly test the oil on your skin to avoid any harm to yourself. If you need to contact a dermatologist for it, then that’s better. Otherwise, as long as you don’t feel any forms of irritation or there’s no harm to your skin, coconut oil should be safe to use.