I have exciting news! After years in the making I am happy to formally introduce Tattoo Juju, V is For Voodoo’s new tattoo aftercare salve. Comfrey, yarrow, calendula, plantain and chickweed are some of Mother Nature’s most potent healers and anti-inflammatories. They are vital ingredients in our most potent healing salve to date.
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Tattoos, at least good ones, are a hefty investment in time and money. Good work ain't cheap or fast and why should it be? A tattoo is yours forever. Tattoos are beautiful, but they are a trauma to your body. Proper care while healing is the first line of defense in fighting any infections that can come along. It can also reduce any scarring that may occur. In the long run, aftercare significantly adds to the longevity and brilliance of your tattoo.
If a tattoo is allowed to dry out or burn it’s no bueno. When a tattoo dries out too fast during the healing process it can crack.
What's in Tattoo Juju
There are a lot of ingredients in Tattoo Juju. It is stocked full of highly nutritious anti-inflammatories and vulneraries. Let’s take a quick look at Tattoo Juju’s ingredients and why they are all included in this formula.
The secret to Tattoo Juju’s magic are the oils infused with a powerful blend of herbs. The super star herb chosen for this formula are:
Comfrey- Comfrey is one of the most potent healing herbs in nature. It increases cell production. This speeds wound healing. In fact, comfrey is not to be used on deep wounds because it can heal the skin on the surface too fast. Comfrey is also very soothing to irritated tissues.
Plantain- Plantain (the herb, not the banana), contains several anti-inflammatory compounds, including flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, and tannins. In addition to this it blocks microbial growth, speeds the healing process and relieves pain. It's a win, win, win with this one.
Calendula- Calendula is a potent healer used on all sorts of skin conditions. It is antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and vulnerary (wound healing). Calendula is calming and soothing to irritated skin.
Chickweed- Chickweed is both cooling and soothing. It is a powerful emollient, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing herb. Minor burns, lesions, acne, wounds, eczema, and insect bites all benefit from chickweeds healing powers.
Yarrow- Yarrow is a potent styptic. That means it stops bleeding. It is also an antiseptic herb. It is also anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, vulnerary, and a circulatory stimulant. All that to say this herb is a badass at healing wounds.
Tattoos are beautiful. They range from meaningful, to fun. They can be as simple or as complex as you want. Tattoos are also wounds. Tattoos are serious business. Proper hygiene and aftercare cannot be overstated. Improper aftercare not only degrades your precious piece, more importantly, it can harmfully impact your health. Anytime there is a wound or trauma to the body there is a possibility for infection or scarring. Following your tattoo artists instructions and using quality products in aftercare is your first line of defense against infections and scarring.
Antimicrobials, anti-bacterials, and emollients are your best friend in tattoo aftercare. Top priorities are to keep it clean, hydrated, and to aid the skin in repairing itself. Keeping your piece from drying out and flaking is also important to the longevity and vitality of your tattoo. This is the criteria Tattoo Juju was made to meet.
These powerful herbs are infused in a blend of Apricot, sunflower, avocado, flax and jojoba oils. As a blend this bunch adds important vitamins and minerals that help your skin heal and stay hydrated. Jojoba helps take this nourishment deep down into your skin tissue.
Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sal Butter and Beeswax enter into the mix to add their own anti-microbial, soothing, and reparative properties. These stiffer butters and oils are what gives Tattoo Juju it’s smooth , silky texture. This stuff goes on like, well butter
Essential Oil Blend: - The essential oil blend contained in both Miracle Salve and Blessed Balm have been such a hit and provided so much benefit to so many the decision was made not to mess with perfection. Therefore, Tattoo Juju contains the essential oils of lavender, bergamot, and amyris. This blend is both anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.
This salve has powerfully nutritive, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients. It was designed to help the body heal and to help prevent infection. While it was made with tattoos in mind, it is also beneficial for many different types of wounds. Tattoo Juju is a wonderful addition to any natural first aid kit. Scrapes and cuts fall right into this jurisdiction. Bug bites, sunburns, and rashes also bow down to this magical salve.