A tattoo is a permanent reminder of a special moment, feeling or person in your life that you wanted to immortalise. Since it stays on your skin for the rest of your life, it’s also an investment that you definitely want to take good care of. There are some important steps you can take to ensure that your tattooed skin always looks its best.
Whether you already have a tattoo or are thinking of getting one, it’s important to remember that proper care is essential to keep your tattoo looking its best. To help you get all the key information in one place, we’ve put together a summary of key tips to help you keep your tattoo looking as beautiful as the first day.
- MAKE SURE YOUR TATTOO IS ALWAYS CLEAN
This advice may seem trivial at first glance, but it is far from it. Always pay attention to the care of your tattoo and wash it regularly with antibacterial soap using very gentle movements. Excessive rubbing can damage the delicate skin and cause the tattoo to fade. After cleaning, be sure to dry the skin well.
- AVOID EXPOSING YOUR TATTOO TO THE SUN
UV rays can cause fading and loss of color over time, so it’s important to protect your tattoo from direct sunlight as much as possible. You can do this by wearing clothes and staying out of the strong sun, but when you can’t avoid it, it’s important to use sun cream. We can help you with this, because we have developed a special ointment to protect your tattoo, TATTOO CARE Sun Protection. Made from high-quality natural ingredients, this ointment offers broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s UVA/UVB rays, as well as a 30+ SPF. In addition to sun protection, the ointment will moisturize and nourish your skin, helping to make your colors more intense and radiant.
- AVOID OVER-SOAKING TATTOOS, ESPECIALLY FRESH ONES.
If you decide too quickly to take a dip in hot tubs, swimming pools or the sea after getting a new tattoo, it can cause infection and fading of the color. Make sure you only wash the tattoo quickly and always dry it well.
- MAKE SURE THE TATTOO IS WELL MOISTURIZED
Keeping your tattoo moisturized helps keep your skin healthy and supple, which prevents cracking and fading. Make sure you use a product that is specifically designed for tattoos. One of the right choices is to buy TATTOO CARE Classic ointment, which is designed to be used immediately after tattooing and to care for and restore older tattoos. The ointment is made from selected high quality, natural ingredients and you can feel and notice the effects from the very first application. We recommend applying it several times a day while your tattoo is healing, and then continue with regular use to keep your tattooed skin looking beautiful and glowing.
- DON’T RUB YOUR TATTOO
Especially with a fresh tattoo, you may be tempted to remove the scabs as soon as possible or scratch yourself when you’re itchy. However, we really advise against this as rough handling can cause scars and wounds. Let your tattoo heal naturally – in the long run, it’s more than worth it to wait and let your body do the healing.
- AVOID TIGHT CLOTHING
Clothes that rub excessively against your tattoo can cause irritation and damage the tattoo ink. Be especially careful with new tattoos, which can be damaged more quickly. Consider wearing loose clothing or a bandage over the tattoo until it has healed completely.
- CAREFUL WITH MAKE-UP
If you have a tattoo in any place where you also use make-up, perfume or skincare creams, you are advised to be careful. All these products can clog pores and aggravate irritation of the skin around the tattoo. If you have to apply such products, choose those that are hypoallergenic. Cleanse your skin thoroughly every night before going to bed and remove the products so that your skin can breathe while you sleep.
- SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST REGULARLY
Skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema can worsen around tattoos, so it’s important to see a dermatologist if you have any concerns about the health of your skin, especially around tattoos.
- TALK TO YOUR TATTOO ARTIST
A tattoo artist is a tattoo expert you can turn to if you have any questions or concerns about the care of your tattoo. They can provide you with specific advice depending on the type of ink used in the tattoo and the location of the tattoo on your body.
- ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT SOLUTION AT HAND
Your tattoo is a reflection of your personality, so make sure you take good care of it and show it off proudly. Congratulations again on taking this exciting step and we wish you everything you need to take perfect care of your tattoo in one place. – Shop