Tattoo aftercare is a big deal. Everyone of the millions of people who get tattooed every year has to go through their own regime until their new tattoo is healed.
The big question everyone seems to ask is, "What is the best thing to put on a new tattoo?" The answers are varied which begs the question, "Does anyone actually know what is THE best tattoo aftercare product?"
My answer, as anyone who has read my aftercare page will know, has been Bepanthen for many years but that may be about to change, thanks feed back regarding Bepanthen via this website an also to an email I received a week ago.
I have unreservedly recommended Bepanthen for years, there's been nothing in it for me it has just been the one product that served me well with no issues what-so-ever. However, there has been recently feedback from the aftercare page that suggests this is not the case for everyone. The lanolin within Bepanthen can in some cases cause a quite unpleasant reaction. This news has caused me to consider reviewing how I recommend Bepanthen and then I got the email.
This email brought to my attention a product called "Nature's Balm" produced by a British Company called Coconut King, if the reviews on this product are to be believed I may never recommend anything else, ever again.
OK, so what do they say? Well, I'll come to the feedback on the product later, however Coconut King themselves claim,
"It can speed up wound healing and can be used to treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, fungal and other minor skin infections. I's excellent for tattoo, piercing and tanning aftercare. Used daily it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and delay ageing of the skin and can even be used as sun protection."
Now these are bold claims but if true then Nature's Balm is a genuine wonder product. Keep reading and you can find out how to get your hands on some free of charge.
Nature's Balm is 100% natural and 100% vegan friendly, it contains coconut oil, shea butter, carnauba wax, hemp oil and golden jojoba oil. According to the marketing material coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It is also an excellent moisturiser. It also says that studies have shown that is very effective increasing hydration and reducing water loss in dry skin.
After a conversation with the owner of Coconut King I have secured some free samples of Nature's Balm (which retails at £7.99) which I'm going to give away, simply because I have no new ink myself to try it out on, I have tried it on a minor skin condition I've had for a while. After three days, it has had a more positive effect on it than anything else I've used, be it off the shelf or prescription. So far, I'm impressed.
All you have to do to get your free sample (sadly, this offer is only open to residents of the UK & Ireland) is contact me via the form and ask for one. I only have a limited number to give away so it is literally first come first served and with over 200 visits to my aftercare page a day, they are going to go quickly. Please ensure you provide an email address and a UK delivery address.
There is one small catch. I need your feedback and so do Coconut King, by requesting a free sample of Nature's Balm you agree to review the product on the Coconut King Facebook page, mentioning that you got your sample from Tattisfaction.co.uk and that's it, nothing more.
Here's what Coconut King's customers think.
"I purchased a tattoo aftercare last month from coconut King and was very impressed with how quickly it helped to heal my thigh tattoo , it stayed on my skin and kept it moisturised long enough between applications. I chose the sweet orange fragrance and it did smell good enough to eat and the packaging was also great .. A cute little tin that was easy to take in my bag and re-apply when I was out and about . I still have loads left you only need a little it really does go a long way. I would highly recommend this product to everyone with a fresh new tattoo .. Great product I definitely rate this with 5 stars."
Michelle from Buckinghamshire
I got a free sample of this at tattoo jam this weekend and have been using it on a hand tattoo for two days now and unlike other products I have used it is not greasy and does not sting seems to be a very good after care product ...will be recommending it to my local tattoo shop."
Gary from Newcastle upon Tyne
Awesome product bought it on Friday after getting tattooed and it's worked so much better than anything else I've used on previous tattoos. It's even improved the look of my 2 month old tattoo! And my skin is super soft now !
Lauren from Middlesbrough
There are many more reviews here on the full range of products Coconut King are producing and I am very much encouraged by the fact that some of these reviews are from tattooists themselves and the fact my own limited experience with it has been so positive.
So there you have it, if you'd like to try this 100% natural tattoo aftercare product, fill in the form and see what you think.