Why would petroleum jelly cause a new tattoo to fade?
September 19, 2022 11:06 AM Subscribe
THIS IS NOT A TATTOO AFTERCARE QUESTION. I got a new tattoo a couple weeks ago and the artist warned me not to use vaseline or aquaphor or similar because petroleum jelly "fades tattoos." I have been getting tattoos for 24 years and am heavily covered and have never heard such a thing. So I googled and I found statements saying similar things (no sources referenced of course), but not saying WHY vaseline would fade a tattoo. Does anyone know the mechanism of action on that?