Formulated by tattoo artists for tattoo lovers

Made with love and care, our balm is a mix of specially selected natural butters & essential oils that are hand blended and made in small batches in Wellington, New Zealand. Tattoo tonic is 100% natural and 100% vegan.

Our Story

Tattoo tonic started out from humble beginnings in 2014. Tattoo artist Craigy Lee wanted a kiwi-sourced product he could use as a petroleum jelly substitute whilst tattooing and provide as an aftercare balm to his clients. A few conversations with wife Indi got her on board and brought her knowledge of melting points and tempering and they formulated a mix of natural butters and essential oils. It was tested and trialed in our busy tattoo studio in wellington, 47 test batches later they finally had a balm that did everything they wanted it to.

We’re a small family company and we still make tattoo tonic in small batches from the best locally sourced ingredients to ensure the best quality product. Sourcing locally also helps us support other small independent kiwi business. It is now sold nationwide in some of NZ’s finest tattoo studios and just recently across the ditch in Australia.

Made by tattoo artists for tattoo lovers, we live and breath tattooing and stand behind our product, using it everyday in our busy studio.

Top Tips For Healing

  • Always follow your tattoo artists aftercare instructions.
  • Your tattoo is like a cut or wound so keep it clean!
  • Wash your tattoo with warm water and liquid soap before applying Tattoo Tonic.
  • Pat with a fresh clean towel, allow to air dry, then apply a small amount of salve.
  • Only ever apply Tattoo Tonic with clean hands and don’t double dip.
  • A thin even coat is enough, applying lots won’t make your tattoo heal faster.
  • We recommend Tattoo Tonic be applied twice daily.
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10 December 2023
Stick E.
New Zealand New Zealand

Worked Amazing!

After seeing the stall at tattoo and art festival, I caved in and brought this product. I use this everyday as I tattoo myself regularly, I havnt looked back on other products I've used!

19 May 2021
New Zealand New Zealand

Great product, soothes your skin

I used this to help ease it and not only has it moisturized the skin perfectly