We use a petroleum free tattoo care line! Petroleum frequently clogs tattoo machines and traps bacteria in the skin. We have found an amazing alternative made for tattoo's specifically. They even have a CBD line that has so many beneficial factors not limited to swelling reducing properties, as well as helping with redness during the tattoo. We also have a pre tattoo numbing option, this option does have to be applied an hour prior to your tattoo, so if it is something your interested in please let us know.