My latest tattoos were done 21st October, and I'd run out of all my usual creams. My artist was out of the Aloe Cream I used on one of my previous tattoos she did on me, so I thought I'd just pop down to the pharmacy the day after and get a tube of Bepanthol, despite not really liking that cream much. Not for any reason in particular, I just don't like it.
And that's when I saw it. My tube of pure Argan oil sitting on my nightstand, brought to me directly form Morocco. This oil is a miracle ointment for me. I have very dry skin on my hands and Argan oil is one of the few things that I've found that actually help.
I directly started searching the interweb for information about using it for curing tattoos, however, despite my hardest, I couldn't find anything that really gave a proper answer that satisfied me. Some posts said it was amazing whilst some said it was the plague for new tattoos. So, me being me, I thought I'd try it out and see for myself.
I only used this method on my larger tattoo, since my second (and smaller one) was in a bit of an awkward position and it just felt like I'd need something a little thicker for it.
24th October: Tattoo scabbed over as they do, but felt like the oil dried it out quite fast. I followed my usual ritual of washing it three times a day and applied a generous amount of oil on it every couple of hours. I could feel that the tattoo was about to start peeling very soon, and so far, no itching.
27th October: By this point I'd used a separate tattoo cream three times since it felt like the oil wasn't hydrating the tattoo enough to my liking. Peeling had started, and I could see that a couple of lines needed redoing. This however is just sometimes necessary with thin lines. The colour looked good by this points, however, using argan oil on it self wouldn't have been a good idea. It seems like a great product to use when the tattoo actually starts peeling. So far all pain had disappeared and I hadn't experienced any itchiness yet.
29th October: I decided by this this point that this oil was the Holy Grail of tattoos. 8 days later and I was still waiting for the itching to start. My tattoo had almost completely finished peeling and I hadn't even gotten the annoying sunburnt feeling yet. This oil is amazing.
Reason this ointment is so great is because it contains vitamins that are good for healing. I was already expecting to have less itch than what I usually did, however, to not have any itching at all seems almost too good to be true. Do not use this ointment on it's own. Use it between creams. Healing has passed so fast and peacefully, but don't just take my word for it, try it yourself.