Surly Sam's Tattoo Salve - 1/2 oz.


If you're looking for a superior tattoo product with natural ingredients to cut inflammation, speed healing, ward off germs and keep your ink fresh--you've come to the right place! Surly Sam’s Tattoo Salve takes the surliness out of getting inked by providing the perfect healing salve for your new art, from application to aftercare.

Our tattoo artists especially love how Surly Sam's keeps the skin workable and noticeably less inflamed during the tattoo process, ensuring smooth application and less welting.

If your artist doesn't already use Surly Sam's, bring your own jar to your next appointment and tell them to!  Leagues better than tattoo lotion or chemical-ridden creams, he'll leave your skin supple while making color pop and speed the tattoo aftercare healing process.  Safe for microblading and tattoo removal as well!

Let's face it--we love our ink--but the tattooing process is traumatic to your skin, especially if you're doing a cover-up!  Surly Sam's Tattoo Salve is the answer for traumatized skin, won't clog pores or needles, and doesn't impede the healing process like other synthetic products by making your body work harder at healing.

You’re in good hands with our natural ingredients of Organic Coconut, Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Bees Wax, and the Pure Essential Oils of: Organic Frankincense, Organic Lavender, Patchouli, Organic Rosemary and Organic Tea Tree. 

Organic Coconut is an excellent moisturizer that also packs a germ-fighting punch.  Perfectly mixed with Unrefined Shea Butter which is full of vitamins, great for taking the "itch" out and reducing peeling, and Organic Bees Wax to calm and soothe irritations. Translation?  Surly Sam's lets your skin rejuvenate and heal faster while being nourished and recovering from the trauma of tattooing.  

Besides offering a subtle earthy scent, the pure essential oils add an extra element of healing properties to reduce inflammation and discourage germs while repairing and nourishing the skin.

Gluten-free, petroleum-free, paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, our salve is the perfect complement for your tattoo aftercare, by promoting healing of new art and pumping up tired, faded ink.   Instead of using ointments with synthetic and harmful chemicals, reach for Surly Sam’s. 

Pre-Tattoo Directions:

  1. Apply a thin layer of salve twice daily to area that will be tattooed.
  2. Repeat for 7 days (or more) prior to tattoo session. 

Tattoo Application Directions:

  1. If your artist doesn't already use Surly Sam's, take your jar with you and ask them to apply your tattoo with it.  The salve will not clog needles or remove the stencil, but WILL keep skin calm and workable.
  2. Thank your artist for using Surly Sam's so you can heal faster, sit longer, and ease inflammation for your new art.

Tattoo Aftercare Directions:

  1. Apply a thin layer of salve to clean tattoo.
  2. Repeat as often as necessary for new tattoo. (Everyone is different and lives in different climates.  Apply as needed so tattoo doesn't "dry out".)
  3. Once tattoo has healed, apply as needed to keep color fresh and skin nourished.




    Organic Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Organic Bees Wax (Cera alba), and Pure Essential Oils of Organic Frankincense (Boswellia carterii Oil), Organic Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Flower Oil), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Oil), Organic Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Oil), and Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia Leaf Oil).


    Please note, due to the natural ingredients used, there may sometimes be specks of coconut fibers in the product.

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Be smart, use responsibly, enjoy the benefits.

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