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Tattoo Care

 –  Times have changed greatly since the days when only bikers and soldiers got tattoos on their bodies. Nowadays, men and women of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and professions are getting tattoos. Body art is a great way to express your individuality and show off your personal style.
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Because tattoos last forever and often require a significant financial investment, you want to take the best possible care of your body art to ensure that it remains attractive to the eye and that your skin stays healthy in the days following the procedure and over the years to come. drugstore.com has a complete selection of tattoo care products to help you care for your body art and keep it looking great.

Getting a tattoo involves trauma to the body, as the needles used to create body art actually wound the skin in order to create the design. Like all types of wounds, tattoos can become infected if not cared for properly. Since the skin in the area of a tattoo is often sensitive and irritated, many people find it difficult to cleanse with ordinary bar soap, which can contain chemicals that inflame the tissue and dry it out. In the tattoo care collection at drugstore.com, you'll find specialized soaps and topical cleansers designed specifically for helping to reduce the risk of infection after a tattoo session.

Another important part of tattoo after care is moisturizing. Most tattoo artists recommend that a moisturizer be applied to the tattoo several times per day. The moisturizer helps to keep pigments vibrant and prevents the area from becoming too dry. Many tattoo artists caution that ordinary moisturizers and body lotions can contain chemicals that are not conducive to tattoo healing and instead recommend the use of a moisturizer made especially for tattoo after care like the formulas in our collection.

Even after your tattoo heals, you'll need to take special care to keep it looking its best. Most body art experts recommend applying a tattoo moisturizer once daily after bathing for life to help preserve the artwork. When you're going to be outside for long periods of time, it's important that you apply a tattoo protective lotion to your skin. This is because the harsh energy of ultraviolet light can actually fade the pigments in a tattoo, leaving it looking dull. A UV protective tattoo lotion is specifically designed for body art, providing optimal protection against sun damage.

Whether you're about to get a tattoo or are looking for ways to keep your existing body art looking great, drugstore.com has the tattoo care products that you need. We have a full selection of cleansers, moisturizers, salves and UV protective lotions available from top names in tattoo care. We sell formulas individually and in sets to make it as easy as possible to stock up on the tattoo care products that you need. Start shopping our tattoo care skin care department now to find the ideal products to protect and maintain your tattoo at prices that you'll love almost as much as the look of your body art.

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