Summer is a time when your beautiful skin creations are even more visible and exposed, but it’s also a critical time when you really need to take good care of your tattoos. Find out what you need to think about below. We recommend making tattoo care part of your daily routine, so that the artwork on your skin stays as beautiful as it was the first day.
The sun can damage a tattoo
The sun’s UV rays can easily damage your skin, but tattooed areas are even more sensitive. Excessive sun exposure can cause the tattoo to fade, and you may develop allergies or infections. The solutions to prevent all this are simple. The first is to protect your tattoo from direct sunlight with clothing or other coverings. Of course, this isn’t always possible, so during the summer months, a good quality sunscreen with a high SPF of over 30 and protection against both UVA and UVB rays should be your faithful companion.
An added bonus is if it’s specifically designed for tattoos, like our TATTOO CARE Sun Protection. Why? Because this way you not only make sure your tattoo is properly protected, but also moisturize and nourish your skin thanks to high-quality, naturally sourced ingredients.
Moisturize your skin inside and out
Ensuring that your tattooed skin is properly moisturized is another key tip to keep in mind in the summer heat. The best thing to do on a warmer day is to hydrate yourself from the inside by drinking plenty of fluids, which will have a beneficial effect not only on your skin, but on your whole body. The second important step is to moisturize and nourish your tattooed skin with a suitable ointment in the morning and evening and, if necessary, during the day. We recommend you try our original and Slovenia’s first tattoo protection and care ointment TATTOO CARE Classic, or if you want to smell good, choose TATTOO CARE Black Rose. Both ointments are created according to a pharmacy recipe and contain high-quality care ingredients that deeply moisturize the skin, restore the shine to your tattoos and help to maintain the intensity of the colors.
How to protect yourself if you get a new tattoo this summer?
Sometimes the relaxed summer weather tempts you to try something new and etch a new memory on your skin. Summer may not be the ideal time to get a new tattoo because of the sun and the sea, but if you do decide to get one, it’s a good idea to follow these tips.
Sun and a new tattoo – a big NO!
Fresh tattoos should be treated like open wounds and if left in direct sunlight for too long, the skin around them may not heal properly. It can start to peel, crack and even blister. The best thing you can do to prevent all these side effects is to consistently cover a fresh tattoo to protect it from harmful rays.
With a new tattoo, skip swimming for a while
It is highly recommended that you avoid swimming in the sea for at least two weeks, as the water can slow down the healing process and cause infection. We especially advise against soaking in swimming pools as they are chlorinated and contain many other strong chemicals that can cause pain, swelling, peeling of the skin and even scarring.
The right care for a good-looking tattoo and healthy skin
A final and very valuable tip is to make sure that you moisturize your tattoo properly from the very first day with professional care, such as the TATTOO CARE ointments.
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