During a decade of doing tattoos, Denver artist Chris Roberts — today the owner of Fortify Luxury Tattoo in Lakewood — learned to make his designs look exactly the way he wanted them to. But he had less control over how his customers healed after their tattoos as they suffered though redness, itchiness and swelling.
Roberts had tried one drugstore brand after another, but never found the ideal ointment to promote quick healing. He decided to experiment on his own, testing out formulas at home for a year, but those were never quite right, either. A friend suggested infusing his recipe with CBD. Roberts threw some into the pot, and the results were exactly what he’d been looking for.
Eighteen months ago, Roberts introduced his own CBD-based aftercare brand, Fortify Tattoo Aftercare, which…