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Protect Your Tattoos from the Worst Tattoo Enemy Called Sun

Posted by Ann V. On 2017 Aug 8th

Protect Your Tattoos from the Worst Tattoo Enemy Called Sun

Sun can spoil your tattoos. Learn here how to deal with that.

We stress the protection of tattoos, especially when they are fresh, from scorching sun in most tattoo aftercare blogs. This is because sun can fade your tattoos ink, thereby striping off their vibrancy. Intense sun rays break the ink pigments into small pieces.

UV rays can be only good if you love bronze tone of your skin than the health of your skin. The more you expose to the sun, the more the ink fades and your tattoo turns boring from brilliant.

Remember, sun exposure doesn’t happen only at the beach or summer festival. Millions of Americans get sun exposure when they don’t even think about it—in their cars. It happens because car’s side and rear windows are not that UV resistant as glass and windshields are.

So, you must be eager to know how to protect your tattoos from the sun. 

It is simple. All you need to follow the precautions given below while stepping into the sun: 

Apply Sunscreen:

Applying sunscreen is the easiest job you can do to protect your tattoos from the sun. Make sure to use the sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF. Apply it liberally over your tattooed skin. Nowadays, there are specific sunscreen brands such as H2Ocean that is meant to protect both your skin and your tattoos. Apply the sunscreen after every two hours, especially if you are swimming or doing an activity sweating you. 

Cover Your Tattoos:

Sometime tattoos can be at hard to reach place, making it difficult for you to apply sunscreen. Or you are running out of sunscreen. In such scenario, tape is an optimal solution to protect your tattoo from the sun. 

Use Your Sleeves:

Roll down your sleeves over wrist tattoos. Or you can use tattoo sleeves which can block 90% of the harmful UV rays that can damage your tattoos. 

Avoid Using Tanning Beds:

Indoor tanners are just as harmful as the sun to your tattoos. Here, you receive UV rays in concentrated form and often people go overboard with that, not knowing their limits. Burning the skin damages a tattoo even more than tanning. Use sunblock or taping to block as must UV as possible if it is essential for you to use tanning beds. However, avoid using tanning beds if possible.

So this is all about how sun can damage your tattoo and what you can do. However, you should simply out of the sun as possible.