Tattoos are a beautiful extension of self, like wearing what's inside on the outside. What's more...they're permanent. All the more reason to take care of them from the start. Coconut oil comes highly recommended at any stage of your tattoos life, starting it off right will keep them vibrant for years to come.
There's a couple of reasons coconut oil is the top choice for tattoo aftercare, the first is that it's both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Capric, caprylic and lauric fatty acids are few of the delightful chemical components coconut oil is known for. These fatty acids are what keep the bacteria at bay and prevent infection. Specifically, lauric acid helps reduce swelling and inflammation and, in turn, impacts any pain that may accompany your new "wound."
Coconut oil rejuvenates the skin by maintaining moisture levels, that's also why it's often used in beauty regimens targeting anti-aging. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil keep the skin smooth and clean so your tattoo doesn't dry out or crack during the healing process. The proteins in coconut oil enable the body to repair and heal damaged cells consistently.
It's all natural, well, our coconut oil is anyway;) The last thing you want to do when you first get a new tattoo is use an aftercare product that doesn't suit your skin and add insult to injury. Coco Luxe is cold-pressed, no heat used in extraction, no chemicals or fertilizers used on the family farms in Fiji where our coconuts are from, making every step of our process from tree to tube 100% and naturally organic-so you're in the clear. If you think you may have any sort of allergy, try coconut oil on a small spot somewhere else on the body before putting it on your tat.