Getting a tattoo is more of a medical procedure. A tattoo is an open wound that can take months to heal fully. The final feel and look will depend on your aftercare steps. Whether it is your first time getting a tattoo or you are a tattoo veteran, you need to find the best product to help with aftercare. One of the best-kept secrets is emu blue. This is a product made using pure emu oil.
You should use emu oil in tattoo aftercare because of the Omegas that the oil contains. It is rich in Omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9. These are essential fatty acids that are not manufactured by the body but are acquired from eating foods rich in Omega compounds. Their functions on the skin include keeping the skin moisturized, creating a protective barrier, generating healthy new skin cells and improving the function of the immune system. This is the winning combination you get from emu blue. It is this combination that helps your tattoos heal faster.
The oil is absorbed easily by the skin
Omega 9 (oleic acid) is abundant in emu oil. The role of this essential acid is to hydrate the skin as well as penetrate deep through the skin layers. In addition, the oil serves as a carrier that transports other nutrients deep into the skin. However, you must only use high-quality, 100% pure, certified and refined emu oil to ensure your tattoo isn’t absorbing toxins.
It’s 100% natural
Most of the aftercare products you get for your tattoo contain mineral oil and petrolatum. These are obtained from crude oil and create an occlusive barrier on the skin. This means they will trap everything in, including the fluids that need to leak from the tattoo. The products also keep moisture and air from getting to the skin. Emu oils are absorbed easily through the skin, and they don’t block skin pores. Instead, they create a breathable protective layer on the tattoo.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
The body will treat a fresh tattoo as a fresh wound. It will deploy the immune system to fight infections at the site. Pain, swelling or inflammation trigger an immune response. Emu oils contain Omega 3 fatty acids. These are potent, naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory substances. The oil has 2% linolenic acid (this is the parent Omega-3). The use of emu oil also offers pain relief and a reduction in skin irritation.
You need to use emu oil on the tattoo regularly. Start by removing the bandage, clean the area properly and pat dry. You then need to use a thin layer of emu oil on the area. Scabs will form after three days. Don’t scratch them. Apply the oil over them to soothe the itch.