When I got my latest round of new ink I said I was going to do things differently. Me and Tina have both been trying to go for a more natural lifestyle. I started with our eating but soon made its way into all parts o our lives including body care products. We switched to natural soap from a local soap maker and in the process learned about all the gross things in most things we buy. So, this time around I was going to give my tattoo the all natural treatment. In the past I've used petroleum based stuff as well as lotion from Wal-Mart and while they seemed to help a little, it was so marginal that I doubted it was worth the effort at all. And so the search for an all natural tattoo healing balm began.
I asked around locally but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for so the search went online. There were a bunch of companies that came up in the searches but I liked the look of this one by a company called Primitive Outpost. They focus on natural ingredients for all of their products and they had quite a few so that ultimately won me over.
The balm itself is a yellowish semi firm consistency that melts once it comes in contact with your skin. It left a noticeable film over my tattoo but wasn't messy in any way. It definitely helped keep it moisturized and minimized the typical itching. The best part was it actually helped with the pain and swelling as well. Very impressed considering its natural stuff.