This Simple Balm Keeps Your Skin and Tattoos Moisturized

A travel-friendly, moisture-heavy balm that nourishes your ink.

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People of Substance Tattoo Balm Stick | $26 | Amazon
People of Substance Tattoo Balm Stick | $26 | Amazon
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People of Substance Tattoo Balm Stick | $26 | Amazon

As any tattooed person knows, you have to keep your skin moisturized to preserve the ink over time. I love being as moisturized as glazed donut, but for a quick hit of hydration, the People of Substance Tattoo Balm does the trick on healed tattoos. Though small, this stick packs a punch, with nutrients from hemp oil, argan oil, and apricot oil to brighten and hydrate your skin. It absorbs fast, is mess-free, and and is non-comedogenic—i.e., it won’t clog your pores. And since it’s a solid, this is one of my travel essentials, along with an SPF stick. Tattoos make you look cool—and caring for them makes you cooler.