Summer is finally here! This is certainly the best time of the year to show off your summer body and freshly inked masterpiece covered in clothing most of the year. However, the sun can be damaging to your tattoo. You already spent a lot of time and effort to get it done and the idea that it may fade can be cause of woe; not to mention all the topical anesthetic applied to your skin. Tattoo Consortium has compiled a list of helpful tips to help you keep your tattoo bright and beautiful this summer.
Tattoo Consortium Tip #1:
Keep Your Tattoo Clean
This is probably one of the most important aftercare tips you will hear with any tattoo. The first few weeks of a tattoo are the most critical because properly healed skin will make for a long-lasting tattoo. Regularly applying pain relieving cream and washing your skin with mild anti-bacterial soap will help you keep your tattoo clean this summer.
Tattoo Consortium Tip #2:
Keep Your Tattoo Moisturized
Keeping your tattoo moisturized with lotion that is free of fragrance will keep all things in tip-top shape. Fragrance-free lotion prevents skin irritation that fragrance lotions may cause. Be sure to utilize products that are as safe as the topical anesthetic gel you used when you got inked; reliable and effective!
Tattoo Consortium Tip #3:
Keep Your Tattoo Bright
If you remember the topical numbing spray that was applied to your skin as you lied flat on the studio, then this should motivate you for keeping your tattoos bright. Keeping your tattoo bright while out in the summer sun can be done simply by applying sunblock. This helps prevent your tattoo from fading and losing its details. While UV rays give your skin a darker appearance, it also drains the color and vibrancy out of your tattoo. The more you tan, the worse it gets. You invested in your ink, so make sure to protect it as best as you can to prevent it from fading in the summer sun. Tattoo Consortium recommends at least a SPF 30 reapply as directed.
These are just a few tips on how to keep your tattoo bright and beautiful during the summer. Don’t hesitate to contact Tattoo Consortium with the link below for more information or to schedule your appointment with us today!