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Vaseline/ointment


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Jack
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Hey!
So I was wondering. What is better to use vaseline or ointment during process? For now I'm going to practise on fake skin, but I would love to know what works better on real skin and also on fake skin. And if using vaseline what brand/kind should I use?
 

ribul

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on fake skin coconut oil every time. @MalligaMallan will agree im sure.. Vaseline is too thick and will clog the needle too..As for ointment when tattooing use any good tattoo butter will be ok..everyone on here has a personal preference. personally i use penny black
 

AtlantaNate

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I've used Hustle Butter, Vaseline, A&D and Inkeeze Green Glide and I think I like Green Glide the best. Hustle Butter is too expensive and melts but smells great, I use it on my healing and healed tattoos. Green Glide is petroleum based which I would rather it not be but it doesn't melt, smells good, is thinner that Vaseline and A&D and it is pretty cheap. Vaseline and A&D are just a little thicker than I would like but are the cheapest
 

MalligaMallan

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@ribul is right, cold pressed coconut oil so much better on fake skin, and doesn't clog the needles. On human skin I use Hustle Butter, doesn't melt for me. Love it, and smells great :) Green Glide is as good, but petroleum based as @AtlantaNate mentions, therefore I don't use it. Like someone else said - it's usually a matter of personal preference.
 

troub1edsou1z

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I use vasoline while im tattooing. it's cheap and does the job. If you use right, you don't need to worry about clogging needles. I've used A&D, Aquaphor, hustle butter, redemption and they all work. It's a preference really.
 

fylfot

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i've just started using penny black, can't tell much difference to vaseline, but it was worth getting just for the smell!
 


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