Art & Hollywood

Celebrity Tattoo Artist Just Launched a Skin Care Line

Aug 13, 2020 ByLaura Lee

As someone who works with people’s skin on a daily basis, Dr. Woo knows just how important it is to take care of it. The artist regularly sees celebrities like Just and Hailey Bieber, Demi Lovato, and Zoë Kravitz (just to name a few). And now he’s taking on a new project near and dear to him. Do. Woo has just launched his own skin-care brand! Yes, each of his products are specially designed to be safe to use for tattoo aftercare, they’re all generally safe for everyone’s skin. “I’ve always had very sensitive skin growing up,” he told POPSUGAR. “I have eczema, so I’d always get rashes. When I first started getting tattooed at a really young age, they kept getting infected and they weren’t healing great. And I was like, ‘Oh man, maybe this isn’t for me.'”

Dr. Woo later realized that the reason behind his frequent skin reactions were the products he was using: “They had fragrance, weird chemicals, and other unnecessary ingredients that wasn’t needed,” he said. “At a young age, I was introduced to the importance of skin care, which I don’t think a lot of young people are, so this launch is very personal to me.”His line, Woo Skincare, officially launched on August 12 with four products: a bar soap, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and aftercare kit complete with a gentle soap and moisturizer, all of which are inspired by his work as a tattoo artist. “I work so closely with skin — taking care of people’s skin and giving them advice for aftercare of tattoos — that I really wanted to create something for everyone,” he said. “The number one question I get is, ‘How do I take care of this thing when I leave here?’ And we have this scripted rundown of what to use, and I just felt something was missing. The overall spirit of Woo Skincare is that it’s perfect for your new tattoo but also everywhere else. There are no unnecessary ingredients. It’s clean, simple.”

Dr Woo attends the Enfants Riches Deprimes Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week

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Woo donated the proceeds from his cleansing bars to Baby 2 Baby at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Now all of the brand’s products are available on its official website, aside from the sunscreen which won’t be ready to ship until November.  “The first drop is the tattoo aftercare, and that comes with a gentle cleansing soap and moisturizer. That one is close to my heart,” he said. “It just calms the skin. It’s specifically for tattoos, but I even use it on my kids now — the ingredients, we formulated with anti-inflammatory properties so each product is good for everybody’s skin. Everything is water-based as well, so it doesn’t clog pores.” And when you purchase a product, you’ll get an exclusive piece of artwork that Woo has created just for the line.