Coconut Oil and Tattoos

by Anonymous

I’ve heard that coconut oil has such great healing powers, it will pull ink from tattoos out of your skin. Is this true? An artist told me a customer of his used coconut oil on a fresh tattoo and it faded!


I know a number of people who have tattoos on different areas of their body and use coconut oil on their skin. So far, none of them has complained of fading tattoos. But they could be old markings that are quite permanent already, so no regular application of coconut oil can cause them to fade at this point.

A fresh tattoo though, could be a different story. Coconut oil, because of its small molecular structure, can easily penetrate the pores of your skin. So it’s quite conceivable that it can pull “fresh” ink out of your skin.

Hope this helps,