Caring for a Tattoo The Cruelty-Free Way

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For those who have made the choice to go vegan, you know full well that finding cruelty-free alternatives to your most trusted products isn't easy, especially when it comes to tattoo aftercare. Most tattoo artists will recommend Aquaphor and A&D for a healing and peeling tattoo, because they are low in price and great at helping to protect a tattoo while it heals. But what many do not know is that these aftercare products contain a wax substance called lanolin, which is secreted from the sebaceous glands of sheep and is made to lubricate the sheep's skin. There are other brands of tattoo ointments that do not use lanolin, but instead beeswax, which most vegans would tell you is also not cruelty-free. Luckily, there are vegan aftercare brands out there that guarantee to aid in the healing process of a tattoo with the same quality as their non-vegan competitors while being 100% cruelty-free. In the gallery below you can learn how to take care of your tattoo in a vegan-friendly way.