How to Use Emu Oil to Treat New Tattoos

By Contributing Writer

Emu oil is a special oil that comes from the fat of the emu, a flightless bird from Australia. The oil has been shown to improve circulation when applied to the skin, which makes it an ideal way to help treat and promote healing in minor cuts, abrasions, and skin conditions like eczema and stretch marks. It is also ideal for helping to promote healing and prevent scarring on tattoos.

Emu oil improves circulation to promote healing.

Step 1

Find a source of emu oil. You may be able to find it at local skin-care specialty stores, beauty stores, or your local tattoo/piercing parlor. If not, you can also find emu oil online from a variety of merchants.

Step 2

Apply the emu oil directly to the tattoo or squirt it into your hand to apply.

Step 3

Massage the oil gently and firmly into the tattoo area to promote circulation and healing.

Step 4

Reapply often. Always be gentle around tattoos, since they can be painful to the touch at first. Using the emu oil 2 to 3 times every day can help reduce or even prevent scabbing and flaking skin by keeping the tattoo moist and helping it to heal.