A new hole just "sat" on your skin? Great - now you can enjoy another decoration on your body. However, before this happens, you will face a healing process. It doesn't end there, though. Keep calm ... although you may have freaked out a bit at this point, tattoo care is really simple and uncomplicated. All you have to do is remember a few simple rules and follow them. We'll tell you all about it today. By doing so, you will prevent your tattoo from fading for many, many years.
Can particular ink colors affect tattoo fading? Well, although it is not obvious, the answer is yes. Why? Let's start at the beginning. Each of us has a different skin tone, so on each of us, particular colors can look slightly different. While in black, contour tattoos, such a problem is unlikely to occur, with tattoos, for example, realistic tattoos, it is of great importance. An experienced artist realizes that colors look different on a fresh tattoo and different after it has healed. Therefore, to avoid faded colors right from the start, go to a proven and qualified artist who knows his job very well.
Yes, yes - we know that if you are already a veteran in the tattoo world, you know the rules of tattoo healing by heart. However, there are some people who still have a lot of doubts on this subject (if you are in question, you can find some texts related to tattoo healing on our blog). How we take care of a fresh hole will translate into its later appearance. Be sure to follow your tattoo artist's recommendations, as this stage is the most crucial in preventing fading. Wash your fresh tattoo every few hours with water and mild soap, lubricate it with cosmetics designed for this purpose, avoid the sun and bodies of water, and it's better to abstain from alcohol for a few days. A useful tip is also to avoid tight clothing. Such items of clothing rub against the new knit, and that's something you're unlikely to want. For the first few days, choose looser clothes in which your new acquisition will have air.
Has your grooming routine set in for good yet? Then it is time to add one more small step to it.... lubrication of the healed hole. Unfortunately, there are still many tattoo owners who do not take care of the subsequent care of the ornaments on the skin. This is another reason why the fading of our masterpiece is faster. There are more and more creams on the market created specifically for tattoo care, so you're sure to find something for you. Proper care, e.g. every two days, can work wonders, and I guess you want your hole to be "forever young"?
What is worth remembering when we want to keep our tattoo looking beautiful for as long as possible? SPF, SPF and more SPF- and as high as possible. It's especially during the current holiday season that we need to remember to protect our tattoos from the sun. SPF 50 is a must have for any owner of tattoos during the summer months. What about tanning beds, on the other hand? The issue is similar - it's best to simply avoid it. For more on the effects of the sun and tanning beds on tattoos, check out our blog.