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H2Ocean Tattoo Products

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Aquatat Tattoo Ointment

H2Ocean’s Aquatat is the first ointment created to effectively protect your tattoo with its pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Aquatat is FDA approved as well as being dermatologist recommended! Specifically made for the industry, this ointment serves to promote skin health with its high antioxidant content while improving your skins natural nutrient absorption. Fragrance free and made with sensitive skin in mind, Aquatat eliminated the mineral oil commonly found in other ointments and replaced it with palm oil for its non-clogging, rejuvenating properties.

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Blue Green Foam Soap - Moisturizing Antimicrobial Soap

Blue Green Foam Soap was specifically created to gently wash and disinfect your new tattoo while keeping your colors safe and vibrant from day one. FDA Approved Blue Green Foam Soap is enriched with soothing aloe vera and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This all natural anti-microbial soap is not harsh like most other anti-bacterial soaps and it effectively stops the onset of excessive drying and scabbing. Use it as a wash while getting tattooed to prevent inflammation and throughout your entire healing process for best results.

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Ocean Care - Tattoo Moisturizing Cream

Ocean Care Cream is designed to nourish, revitalize, and protect your new tattoo. This moisturizing cream is enriched with USP grade ingredients and 82 essential trace elements and minerals that keep your tattoo healthy and moisturized with each application. Ocean Care Cream does not sit on the skin, nor does it smudge or stick to your clothes. It will keep your tattoo hydrated while reducing scabbing and helps to preserve the appearance and quality of your new tattoo.

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Ocean Care - Tattoo Moisturizing Foam

Ocean Foam is the first all-natural skin moisturizing foam that is designed for the tattoo community. H2Oceans Ocean Foam acts as a natural liquid bandage that moisturizes your tattoo while locking in colour. This foam barrier stops the infiltration/penetration of airborne pathogens with its high quality pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Ocean Foam, used secondary to directions, minimizes scabbing and infuses your skin with necessary vitamins and minerals to soothe your skin while creating the optimal healing environment for your new tattoo.

Tattoo Aftercare

Following the proper aftercare procedures is a critical part of the health and life of your new tattoo. Your new tattoo is an open wound and is extremely susceptible to all kinds of bacteria, viruses, and diseases.

H2Ocean produces industry specific products that specially cater to each stage of your tattoo aftercare regiment and beyond. These products were created to ensure you the life and longevity of each new tattoo.

 

How to Care for your New Tattoo

  • Do not re-bandage your tattoo. Once the bandage has been gently removed after the designated 2-3 hours, do not place another bandage on top of the new tattoo. Another bandage can slow healing time and stop the area from “breathing” which means it can hold in harmful bacteria that will begin to grow in the moisture created between the bandage and your skin.

  • Your tattoo should be washed with anti-microbial Blue Green Foam Soap and ONLY with your hand or fingers. Always wash your hands thoroughly with Blue Green Foam Soap prior to ever touching your tattoo. This will rid your hands of any bacteria, viruses, and other nasty things you may have touched before planning to clean the area such as: Tetanus, Staphylococcus, Influenza and Group A Streptococcal Disease. Do not use a wash cloth or any abrasive materials to clean your tattoo. Abrasive materials will hurt, irritate the skin and can leave fragments behind in your tattoo which may slow healing and generate a higher risk of infection. So, wash the area softly with your clean hand and allow the tattoo to air dry before applying Aquatat or Ocean Care Tattoo Aftercare Cream. Follow this process for at least the first two weeks of healing.

  • Do not pick or scratch your tattoo. Leave your tattoo alone unless you are washing it. Picking or scratching the tattoo will pull out ink, fade the tattoo and greatly irritate the area. If your tattoo itches, make sure your hands are clean, you may lightly tap the area with the palm of your hand in an attempt to lessen the irritating feeling.

  • Avoid hot tubs, pools and the ocean during the healing process. Chlorine and other harmful chemicals from hot tubs and public pools can be extremely degenerative to your tattoo as well as irritating to the point of causing infection. Ocean water has many microorganisms and bacteria floating around in it that can inflame and infect your tattoo while it is healing. Some of the diseases that can be caused from swimming in these areas are: Cryptosporidiosis (crypto), Viral Hepatitis A, E. Coli, and Leptospirosis.

  • Do not over soak your tattoo with water while in the shower. Over soaking your tattoo will increase scabbing which may cause your new tattoo to look murky and faded after the area has finished healing.

  • Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for the first few weeks. Not only will sunlight and tanning beds be very painful to the tattooed area, but will cause the ink to begin fading and dispersing to the surrounding areas. This will leave the tattoo splotchy and irritated. Avoid the use of any tanning oils, lotions and sand. The oils and lotions used for tanning have many harmful ingredients in them that should not be put on an open wound. Wait at least 30 days before allowing yourself to apply tanning lotions and oils to the newly tattooed area. Even after you have healed, direct sunlight and tanning beds will break up the ink in your skin and cause you to lose much of the detail and light colors. When out in the sun plan on using sun block that is at least 30+ SPF to hinder the effects of fading as much as possible.

  • Avoid tight fitting clothes which might irritate a new tattoo. Just as abrasive materials such as wash cloths, loofah’s, and towels will highly irritate your new tattoo, clothes that are constantly rubbing and very tight will have the same effect. Loose fitting clothing with the addition of Tattoo Aftercare Foam will give you and your tattoo the highest amount of possible comfort.

H2Ocean Alternatives

  • Aquatat - no alternative
  • Blue Green Foam Soap - mild liquid antibacterial or antimicrobial soap.
  • Ocean Care Cream - Vitamin A and D enriched ointment or an antibacterial ointment is acceptable.
  • Ocean Foam - no alternative