I am a professional tattoo artist and have used many different lotions and salves on my own tattoos and in the past have handed out samples of other salves for aftercare. This is by far the best salve I have come across and I now give it to all my clients. I want the entire experience from the consult, to the placement, to the actual tattoo and into the final stages of healing to be the best I can make it. Uncle Mike’s tattoo salve has now become a crucial part of the final stage of the process. I can not recommend it highly enough.