Is emollient balm good for tattoos?

Good for what? fresh tattoos should be covered with ointments like aquaphor or vaniply to keep from crusting over.
Wont hurt. Its best to lubricate a new tattoo until healed. After the epidermis is healed the use on an emollient will not be that effective because the ink is in your dermis and the emollient will not reach that depth.