HOT TAKE: WBCO Tattoo Sponge*

Hello everyone! So I recently got my first tattoo (read all about it here if you haven’t already) and I wanted to set myself up for success in terms of aftercare. Fortunately, a friend of mine had recently started up her own business which is WBCO and they specialize in a konjac aftercare sponge. If you’re not familiar with konjac sponges, they have been blowing up for the last few years as a fantastic skincare tool (as well as being vegan and cruelty-free.) Konjac is a plant that has many benefits (even konjac noodles have become popular as a low-cal option) and the sponges are great gentle exfoliators. Now to be honest, I was slightly worried as in my past experience with these types of sponges, although they get super gelatinous in texture when wet, they were still a touch rough. Considering how sensitive my tattoo was for a couple of days, I was worried this would be harsh. That was definitely not the case! It is thinner than the regular facial sponges and gets SUPER soft and jelly-like when wet. You don’t need to add soap – just get the sponge wet and then gently wipe over your new ink. I did alternate between this as well as just using unscented soap and water since I’d read one too many internet headlines about infected tattoos (obvi with my diligence my tat has healed nicely lol.)

Bottom line – is this a must? I think you’d get more out of it if you have a bigger piece of body art. Mine is relatively small so it was easy to take care of after the fact. But if you end up getting a larger piece or perhaps like a half sleeve, then absolutely a great option.

The WBCO Tattoo Sponge ($14 CDN) is available at

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