The past few times I've gotten tattooed, I've actually opted for this instead of the Aquaphor I've always used, and it's worked wonderfully! Some artists may also use this during the tattoo process as well, so you know it's legit. The balm is made with shea, mango, aloe butter, sunflower and rice bran oils; it's totally vegan and cruelty-free as well as free of parabens and petroleum. It's light, non-greasy, and keeps my skin from feeling irritated and itchy, plus it smells slightly coconutty, which I find extra delightful (but if you're coconut-averse, you may not).
Promising review: "Let me start off by saying I've been getting tattooed since 2009. I've always used the same setup: medical antibacterial soap and Aquaphor. Never varied from that and I've never had an issue. With this latest addition to my arm sleeve, I had a terrible reaction to the Aquaphor. I broke out into a rash with itchy and burning hives. And I was desperate for something to cover this fresh tattoo with. I got tattooed on a Sunday and by Tuesday I was freaking out. I saw good reviews on this and I went for it. Hustle Butter. Holy. Crap. It's better than I imagined. Within hours my tattoo was feeling and looking much better. I haven't lost any ink, save the inking that always happens a few days post-tattooing. It looks incredible. It keeps my arm moisturized without a greasy film or transfer onto my clothes, which the Aquaphor always caused. And, the rash was completely gone after just one day of using it. It also has brightened up older sections of my arm which are colored. I'll never use anything again. Hustle Butter, you've got a lifetime customer now." —April B.
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes).