Can You Use Eucerin on Tattoos?

  • Written By Dan Hunter on July 5, 2021
    Last Updated: July 6, 2021

Eucerin intensive repair lotion not only moisturizes your skin but it also acts as a gentle exfoliator and conditioner. It’s fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin types. 

The lotion is great for dry flaky skin and it restores radiance straight away, giving your skin 24-hour hydration. This makes it an ideal lotion to be used on your new tattoo to help it to heal.

You should be careful when applying any lotion to your new tattoo and always ask your tattoo artist for advice. They will know the best products to use and how to use them.

How To Use Eucerin

Your new tattoo needs moisturization to be able to heal properly and not get damaged so it’s vital that you add lotion regularly. However, it should be applied correctly to make the most out of the lotion.

Your tattooed skin should be cleaned before applying any lotion and it should be patted dry. You shouldn’t rub the area or this will damage the tattoo. 

Eucerin offers a three dimensional system that exfoliates, moisturizes and conditions your skin. The lotion is enriched with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and natural moisturizing factors. It’s also fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin so will work well on newly tattooed skin.

How Often Should You Apply It?

Your tattoo will be bandaged by the tattoo artist once finished. You should leave this on for around three hours to start the healing process. When you remove the bandage, you will notice that there is blood, plasma and excess ink around the area. This is normal to see and you shouldn’t be worried. 

The tattoo area should be cleaned with water and a fragrance free soap and rinsed thoroughly. There should be no blood or other products left on your tattoo. You should then pat the area dry. It’s important to not rub the area as this may displace the ink from the tattoo or damage the skin.

With clean hands, you should then apply a thin layer of Eucerin lotion to the tattoo. Allow this to absorb into the skin and then allow it to air dry. 

Speak to your tattoo artist regarding wrapping your tattoo. Some will recommend re-wrapping this at night for the first three nights so that you don’t damage the tattoo.

The lotion should be applied several times each day, especially in the first week. The area should be cleaned before each application. Aim to apply it every four to five hours initially for the best results.

How Much Should You Apply?

You should apply the lotion a little and often. It should be a thin layer, just enough to soak into the tattoo and keep it moisturized.

If you apply too much lotion, this will stop the tattoo from healing as it’s not able to breathe. It will also not soak into your skin and you’ll be left with a whole lot of lotion wasted. 

How Long Should You Use It?

The tattoo should be kept moisturized at all times, even when healed and Eucerin lotion can be used throughout this process. 

Initially, the product should be applied regularly after being cleaned and rinsed thoroughly. Once the tattoo starts to dry out, it may become itchy, this is your skin’s way of telling you that it’s getting better. Do not itch it as this will damage the tattoo and may cause scarring. 

If it itches, apply some lotion. This will stop the itching and moisturize the area, doing two jobs in one.


It’s important to look after your new tattoo correctly as this will give you great results and keep your tattoo looking as it should.

Eucerin is a great product to use on a tattoo throughout its lifecycle. It contains the ingredients needed to thoroughly moisturize without any unwanted additives.

We hope that we have helped to answer your question and that you see great results by using Eucerin on your tattoo.

Related Tattoo Aftercare Articles