The Top Unscented Creams To Heal Brand New Tattoos

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A tattoo is probably the most permanent commitment you will make in life. In a way, it's like getting married. You hope you will love your tattoo forever and not have any doubts that someday you'll want to get rid of it. Similarly, if you have doubts before getting one, you probably shouldn't get it. 

There are also many reasons people choose to get a tattoo. Some people get it to permanently hold on to a moment in their life, or you might love a unique design that holds a special place in your heart. "As a tattooer, I find that when people get tattoos for themselves or for their loved ones (family, sometimes friends), they cherish them forever," tattoo artist Jazz Paulino told Byrdie. Whatever the reason, it is a beautiful way to show love and tribute to someone or something in your life. There are just a few things you may want to consider before getting a tattoo, but if you're all in, go for it.

It is smart to do some research on the artist before settling with one by checking their social media and going in for a consultation to discuss the details of the tattoo (via Tatring). After all, you should always ask your tattoo artist questions to get comfortable with them. Allure recommends keeping some tattoo etiquette in mind on the day you get it, such as arriving on time and tipping the artist. Once you get the tattoo, you have to be patient for it to heal, but luckily, we have the best unscented creams to speed up the process for you.

Project Woo after/care moisturizer

Who understands how to better care for a tattoo than a tattoo artist? Celebrity tattoo artist Brian Woo created a skincare line, Project Woo, while keeping your skin's best health in mind. The line specifically includes Project Woo After/Care Treatment Moisturizer (via W Magazine). According to the brand's official website, it has sesame seed oil and chamomile to calm and heal inflammation for a speedy recovery. 

Tattoos are likely to get infected and irritated, but this moisturizer has a unique water-breaking technology that "encapsulates and removes excess water" to keep the outer layer of your skin hydrated while preventing water retention in the upper epidermis layer where the tattoo is, per Mind Body Green.

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion

Moisturizers have a reputation for being greasy, but that is not the case with this one. Cosmopolitan loves this Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion for tattoos because it doesn't have fragrances and doesn't leave behind any greasy feeling but is hydrating nonetheless. Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, Lubriderm claims this lotion "absorbs within seconds" while keeping your skin hydrated all day. No more waiting around for the lotion to dry so you can go about your day after applying it. It was developed by dermatologists, so you know you can trust your tattoo with it.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

When you get a tattoo, you have to keep it clean, hydrated, and free from infection for it to heal correctly. Byrdie is a fan of the Aquaphor Healing Ointment because it is just that good — and the name says it all. This multipurpose skin product has petroleum, an occlusive that forms a thin layer over your skin to keep it protected while keeping the skin hydrated underneath. It is made with 41 percent petroleum that lets your skin breathe while it's healing, per Aquaphor's official website. Plus, you can also use this for minor cuts and dry skin anywhere on your body.

Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

What is a better cream for tattoos than one created to promote quick healing? That is Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream for you, because it has a protein-dense ingredient called C+ Restore that helps explicitly protect the skin barrier while rejuvenating your skin,and Avène Thermal Spring Water to calm it (via Avène USA). This cream was made for "wounded, compromised skin," and some dermatologists are fans of it. 

"I also like creams that facilitate the healing process, such as Avène Ciclafate+," Mona Gohara, M.D., told Good Housekeeping. New tattoos tend to be irritated and need an environment where they can heal naturally, so this is a great choice. If a dermatologist approves something, who are we to argue?

After Inked Moisturizer and Tattoo Aftercare Lotion

Next Luxury's pick for a top unscented cream for tattoo aftercare is specifically made for that purpose. Unlike most hydrating lotions, After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer and Aftercare Lotion feels relatively light and absorbs quite quickly, so there is no mess afterward. According to the brand's official website, it has grape seed oil for hydration, and it won't cause any allergies or irritation because it is clinically and dermatologically tested. You can actually also use it over permanent makeup on your eyes and lips for them to heal. If you are a huge tattoo fan, did you know even famous tattoo artists featured on TV's "Ink Master" suggest this? If they love it, you know you can trust it.

Stories & Ink Tattoo Care Aftercare & Repair Lotion

If you are looking for something that can provide comprehensive care after getting a tattoo, you need to try Stories & Ink Tattoo Care Aftercare & Repair Lotion. Men's Health recommends this fragrance-free lotion because it can "reduce inflammation and redness" while also calming your skin. Stories & Ink claim this product has "panthenol, vitamin E, botanical blends and bisabolol" to help heal the skin. It is hypoallergenic and can be used on all skin types. No more dry, flaky, or itchy skin post-tattoo so you can show it off to the world.