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Tattoo Care Salve, Balm, Inked, Tattoo Aftercare, Moisturizer

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Getting a tattoo is not only an investment in cost but in something you hope to be a beautiful and permanent part of your physique. Therefore the aftercare for a new tattoo to heal properly and maintain the bright colors is important. Amazed and a bit confused at all the different opinions out there on the correct procedure for caring for a fresh tattoo, I can only conclude that it is best to keep in mind the objectives, use your own common sense and take the advice of your tattoo artist (hopefully your artist is reputable, licensed and has good references).

To start the decision of what to include in our balm, I based it on what we're looking for it to accomplish:
1. Promote healing
2. Be an anti-bacterial
3. Reduce inflammation
4. Reduce pain and itch
5. Moisturize

A good source I used came from a blog post from A Geek Saga.
What he recommends:
Once you carefully remove the bandage, wash the tattoo using only your hands, not a washcloth that could be too abrasive, and to never use liquid soap, only an anti-bacterial bar soap.
Blot it dry gently and once dry apply a thin layer of your salve or lotion, not thick since you need the tattoo to breathe.
After the first day wash the tattoo at least twice a day and reapply the salve or lotion.
As soon as the tattoo starts peeling only wash it once a day and discontinue the salve or lotion.
Don't rub, don't scratch, don't pick.
Avoid saunas, pools, tanning and direct sunlight for at least 2 - 4 weeks till the tattoo is completely healed.

How long to continue applying the moisturizing lotion or salve seems to be the biggest disagreement among those offering advice. Some say to keep the tattoo moisturized till healed and others say differently to allow the area to breathe.
For yourself, just listen to your tattoo artist.

Applying ink means the skin has been opened, therefore a fresh tattoo needs to be treated as a wound vulnerable to bacteria, so the main goal is to prevent infection. Infections can increase excessive scabbing, scarring and irregular healing which can mess up the tattoo.
The base for our salve is a blend of herbal infused oils using plants that offer anti-bacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. We chose St. Johnswort, Calendula, Comfrey and Chamomile and used olive oil for the infusion.
Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin while allowing air flow for the tattoo to breathe.
Calendula is often found in healing salves because it promotes healthy cell growth and healing. This plant is actually called the "wound herb".
Comfrey is called "a living medicine chest" and known as the plant that can join back together what has come apart.
Chamomile is used in many balms and salves to help with inflammation, itch and just calming things down.
St. Johnswort is found in burn salves and recommended for issues where the nerves are involved. This plant acts as a pain reliever and heals damaged nerve endings.

So many products on the market used for tattoos contain petroleum or mineral oil. Though commonly used for years, getting away from petrols is something you should seriously consider.

Highly recommended for soothing, moisturizing and protecting the skin is unrefined shea butter. It is loaded in essential fatty acids, antioxidants A and E and also offers mild SPF protection. This area was confusing as well. Some sources believe that since butters such as shea butter, coconut oil or cocoa butter act as a barrier to the elements for skin protection, they could also suffocate healing skin. Then other sources view shea butter as the ultimate moisturizer and aids in healthy healing as long as you don't smother the tattoo by using way too much. Only a pea size, thin layer amount of salve is needed at a time.

Some sources viewed the use of beeswax with the same opinion concerning the issue of suffocating the skin. But other sources say no to that since beeswax does not clog pores, (then again neither does shea butter), and beeswax has natural antibacterial benefits from the hive. So, included are both shea butter and beeswax.

Lavender essential oil is one of the only essential oils mild enough to use on open skin without causing irritation. This plant can be used for so many things that it is called "a medicine in a bottle". It covers the bases of being antibacterial, antiseptic and reduces itch and swelling. Those properties are why this essential oil is a main part of our burn salve.

Moisture without suffocation and infection prevention, those are your goals. Keep your tattoo clean, use only clean hands to touch, don't scratch and don't overdo it with the salve. Listen to your tattoo artist's advice and you should end up with a beautiful piece of body art you can be proud of.

This tattoo salve/balm comes in a choice of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz or 4 oz plastic jar. You choose at checkout
Getting a tattoo is not only an investment in cost but in something you hope to be a beautiful and permanent part of your physique. Therefore the aftercare for a new tattoo to heal properly and maintain the bright colors is important. Amazed and a bit confused at all the different opinions out there on the correct procedure for caring for a fresh tattoo, I can only conclude that it is best to keep in mind the objectives, use your own common sense and take the advice of your tattoo artist (hopefully your artist is reputable, licensed and has good references).

To start the decision of what to include in our balm, I based it on what we're looking for it to accomplish:
1. Promote healing
2. Be an anti-bacterial
3. Reduce inflammation
4. Reduce pain and itch
5. Moisturize

A good source I used came from a blog post from A Geek Saga.
What he recommends:
Once you carefully remove the bandage, wash the tattoo using only your hands, not a washcloth that could be too abrasive, and to never use liquid soap, only an anti-bacterial bar soap.
Blot it dry gently and once dry apply a thin layer of your salve or lotion, not thick since you need the tattoo to breathe.
After the first day wash the tattoo at least twice a day and reapply the salve or lotion.
As soon as the tattoo starts peeling only wash it once a day and discontinue the salve or lotion.
Don't rub, don't scratch, don't pick.
Avoid saunas, pools, tanning and direct sunlight for at least 2 - 4 weeks till the tattoo is completely healed.

How long to continue applying the moisturizing lotion or salve seems to be the biggest disagreement among those offering advice. Some say to keep the tattoo moisturized till healed and others say differently to allow the area to breathe.
For yourself, just listen to your tattoo artist.

Applying ink means the skin has been opened, therefore a fresh tattoo needs to be treated as a wound vulnerable to bacteria, so the main goal is to prevent infection. Infections can increase excessive scabbing, scarring and irregular healing which can mess up the tattoo.
The base for our salve is a blend of herbal infused oils using plants that offer anti-bacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. We chose St. Johnswort, Calendula, Comfrey and Chamomile and used olive oil for the infusion.
Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin while allowing air flow for the tattoo to breathe.
Calendula is often found in healing salves because it promotes healthy cell growth and healing. This plant is actually called the "wound herb".
Comfrey is called "a living medicine chest" and known as the plant that can join back together what has come apart.
Chamomile is used in many balms and salves to help with inflammation, itch and just calming things down.
St. Johnswort is found in burn salves and recommended for issues where the nerves are involved. This plant acts as a pain reliever and heals damaged nerve endings.

So many products on the market used for tattoos contain petroleum or mineral oil. Though commonly used for years, getting away from petrols is something you should seriously consider.

Highly recommended for soothing, moisturizing and protecting the skin is unrefined shea butter. It is loaded in essential fatty acids, antioxidants A and E and also offers mild SPF protection. This area was confusing as well. Some sources believe that since butters such as shea butter, coconut oil or cocoa butter act as a barrier to the elements for skin protection, they could also suffocate healing skin. Then other sources view shea butter as the ultimate moisturizer and aids in healthy healing as long as you don't smother the tattoo by using way too much. Only a pea size, thin layer amount of salve is needed at a time.

Some sources viewed the use of beeswax with the same opinion concerning the issue of suffocating the skin. But other sources say no to that since beeswax does not clog pores, (then again neither does shea butter), and beeswax has natural antibacterial benefits from the hive. So, included are both shea butter and beeswax.

Lavender essential oil is one of the only essential oils mild enough to use on open skin without causing irritation. This plant can be used for so many things that it is called "a medicine in a bottle". It covers the bases of being antibacterial, antiseptic and reduces itch and swelling. Those properties are why this essential oil is a main part of our burn salve.

Moisture without suffocation and infection prevention, those are your goals. Keep your tattoo clean, use only clean hands to touch, don't scratch and don't overdo it with the salve. Listen to your tattoo artist's advice and you should end up with a beautiful piece of body art you can be proud of.

This tattoo salve/balm comes in a choice of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz or 4 oz plastic jar. You choose at checkout

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(2,237)
Reviewed by Kyleigh
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 24, 2018
I love love LOVE this salve. It works perfectly with my tattoo and keeps it from being dry and helps the healing.
Tattoo Care Salve, Balm, Inked, Tattoo Aftercare, Moisturizer

Reviewed by Alban Mullaj
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 28, 2017
Easy communication and great products .Thanks
Muscle Ache Herbal Balm, Stiffness, Weekend Warrior Overexertion Relief, Aromatherapy

Reviewed by clmackness
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 29, 2017
10 stars!

Hands down my favourite MeadowMuffinGardens product!

It works and it smells great!

All of MeadowMuffinGardens products are great! Try them and you'll agree.

I am a repeat customer who will definitely buy this again.
Muscle Ache Herbal Balm, Stiffness, Weekend Warrior Overexertion Relief, Aromatherapy

Reviewed by Momthrewitaway
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 25, 2018
So far I have only tried two, a little goes a long way, but they are lovely moisturizing creams. I loved being able to try before you buy. The seller was very helpful answering my question.
Facial Moisturizing Creams Sample Pack, 1/2 oz each Variety 5 pack

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of all natural perishable products and personal likes and dislikes, we cannot except returns. Should there be a problem, please contact me and we'll decide whether to refund or replace the item.

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If there is a fault with the product itself, you are entitled to a replacement or a full refund which would include the shipping costs.
If you simply do not like the product but have to admit there is nothing wrong with it, then I will offer you a refund on the order less the cost of shipping.

Please review the ingredient list of the product before purchasing and be aware of known allergies. Immune systems function differently so there is always the risk of a sensitivity even with natural ingredients. The preservatives used are an antimicrobial called grapefruit seed extract, the antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils. These are a non-synthetic, natural means of extending shelf life but are not the broad spectrum preservatives found on the commercial market. Being the risk of contamination is always present in any perishable product please try to use the item within 6 months or keep in the refrigerator.

Shipping policies

Packages are carefully wrapped to ensure it reaches its destination safely.
If the package weighs 13 oz. or less it will ship by USPS First Class Mail. If it is something perishable during the heat of the summer I'll send it Priority Mail. If the package is over 13 oz. it will automatically need to be sent Priority Mail.
Packages that ship Priority Mail are automatically insured up to a value of $50.

I live on the east coast, therefore depending on to what zone the package is to be sent will determine the actual shipping costs. Shipping costs for Priority Mail varies greatly as a package travels further across the country. Should the package need not travel as far the actual shipping will of course be less, therefore the buyer will receive a refund on the shipping costs charged at the time of purchase.

For buyers with multiple items, if they end up overpaying on the totaled shipping costs compared to the actual shipping costs, I will reimburse minus the packaging costs.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Should a buyer choose the Other option as payment please be aware that I cannot accept personal checks. There may be problems with a check drawn on a non-US bank in a foreign currency. In fact, I'm not sure our banks will accept the payment. Payment needs to be as an International Postal Money Order in USD.

Contents of the order are itemized on the custom forms which is the requirement of the seller. Customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Each country has different limits and it is up to the buyer to educate himself/herself on that particular country's fees. Custom fees are often based on the dollar value. Businesses are not allowed to mark an order as a gift, it is marked as merchandise.
Below is a helpful resource for finding out how much you may have to pay in fees:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Due to restrictions on Bath and Beauty products we do not ship to Mexico

Please be patient with the shipping times for international orders. The minimum shipping time is about two weeks, but depending on location it could be a month or longer till the package arrives at the buyers address.
Packages are carefully wrapped to ensure it reaches its destination safely.
If the package weighs 13 oz. or less it will ship by USPS First Class Mail. If it is something perishable during the heat of the summer I'll send it Priority Mail. If the package is over 13 oz. it will automatically need to be sent Priority Mail.
Packages that ship Priority Mail are automatically insured up to a value of $50.

I live on the east coast, therefore depending on to what zone the package is to be sent will determine the actual shipping costs. Shipping costs for Priority Mail varies greatly as a package travels further across the country. Should the package need not travel as far the actual shipping will of course be less, therefore the buyer will receive a refund on the shipping costs charged at the time of purchase.

For buyers with multiple items, if they end up overpaying on the totaled shipping costs compared to the actual shipping costs, I will reimburse minus the packaging costs.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Should a buyer choose the Other option as payment please be aware that I cannot accept personal checks. There may be problems with a check drawn on a non-US bank in a foreign currency. In fact, I'm not sure our banks will accept the payment. Payment needs to be as an International Postal Money Order in USD.

Contents of the order are itemized on the custom forms which is the requirement of the seller. Customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Each country has different limits and it is up to the buyer to educate himself/herself on that particular country's fees. Custom fees are often based on the dollar value. Businesses are not allowed to mark an order as a gift, it is marked as merchandise.
Below is a helpful resource for finding out how much you may have to pay in fees:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Due to restrictions on Bath and Beauty products we do not ship to Mexico

Please be patient with the shipping times for international orders. The minimum shipping time is about two weeks, but depending on location it could be a month or longer till the package arrives at the buyers address.

Additional policies

I am always experimenting with new ideas and recipes so please check back often. I am always open to suggestions and comments so feel free to contact us through meadowmuffingardens@gmail.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meadow-Muffin-Gardens/177681211989?ref=ts

Tattoo Care Salve, Balm, Inked, Tattoo Aftercare, Moisturizer

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  • Materials: herbal infused oils, lavender essential oil, shea butter, beeswax
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