What to Keep in Mind When Getting a Tattoo for Spring Break

Getting a Tattoo for Spring Break

Spring Break means fun and excitement for college students. This may include getting a Spring Break tattoo for some. However, there are a few factors you need to carefully consider before getting a tattoo for Spring Break.

Getting a Tattoo for Spring Break

Schedule Your Tattoo Appointment Well in Advance

The golden rule for going to the beach after getting a tattoo is to wait at least two weeks. However, some tattoos may take up to four weeks to completely heal.

Therefore, scheduling an appointment with your artist early is essential for those getting a tattoo for Spring Break.

Schedule your appointment with Tattoo Consortium today!

Find a Tattoo Parlor You Trust

Tattoo artists are all over the world, so no matter where you are going, you will be able to find someone willing to ink you. However, willingness and cheap pricing are not the only factors to consider when searching for a tattoo parlor.

Tattoo Consortium keeps your safety and health in mind to ensure a positive experience and relationship between you and your artists. The following are just a few of the many safety and health guidelines our tattoo artists follow:

  • Wearing gloves
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Opening a brand new needle in front of you
  • Not diluting the ink we use on you with anything except sterile water
  • Only hiring approved and/or registered artists in our local jurisdiction
  • Only using ink specifically for tattoos
  • Following hygienic practices in the shop

Taking Care of Your Tattoo at the Beach

If you find yourself going to the beach for Spring Break after getting a tattoo—even after the healing process is complete—keep the following tips in mind to keep your tattoo looking good as new:

  1. Avoid water. No swimming, soaking or putting your tattoo directly under a water stream. Water, particularly seawater or pool water, is harsh on your tattoo and can increase your risk of infection. Therefore, keep your tattoo dry, except when you are doing your daily cleanings.
  2. Wear sunscreen. If it is impossible for you to avoid the sun over the break, make sure to use sunscreen Utilize a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
  3. Cover your tattoo. Wrap your tattoo site with gauze or tape. Make sure to ask your tattoo artist how to do this before leaving the parlor. Covering your tattoo can help block both UV rays and infectious materials—such as dirty sand—from getting into your wound.
  4. Wear loose clothing. Wearing a tight swimsuit or tight clothing over a new tattoo can irritate the wounded skin. Therefore, make sure any clothing that touches your tattoo site is loose and comfortable.
  5. Cleanse the the tattoo site when you get home. Rinse the tattoo site utilizing clean water and unscented soap. Avoid putting soap or water stream directly on the tattoo. Use gravity to let the water and suds “fall” across the skin of your tattoo. In addition, rinsing off any sand or sunscreen that may have gotten in your tattoo wound may help prevent infections.


These are just a few factors to consider before getting a tattoo for Spring Break. For more information, or to schedule your next appointment with on of our tattoo artists, contact us with the link below!

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