This is an important but often overlooked area. In this article, I will provide you with 5 tips on how to make sure your tattoo stays colorful and attractive beyond the first two years. It takes discipline but ultimately, it's worth the effort. The tattoo you get today will be with you until you die. Over the years, it is inevitable that the natural aging process of your body will lose its brightness and brightness to your tattoo.
Do not worry, there are tips to prolong this inevitable situation and there are a few things you can do to prevent Tip 1: Find a tattoo artist experience
The quality of your tattoo has a lot to do with the placement of its pigments. Tattoo pigments should penetrate deep into the middle layer of your skin. If the pigments are not deep enough, they will be too close to the surface of the skin. As the top layer of the skin constantly removes dead skin cells to give way to new skin cells, tattoo pigments that are too close to the surface will also be eliminated. As the pigments come off, the tattoo starts to lose its luminosity.
Therefore, choosing your tattoo artist is important and you want to work with someone who has experience and who knows what he's doing. Ask around or someone you know for references. And remember, you will often get what you pay for. If you are a member of a tattoo fraternity, you will have no problem finding a good tattoo parlor and an artist. Tip 2: Take care of your new tattoo
The first few weeks after your ink is a crucial moment and it depends a lot on your tattoo. molten. Do not scratch as it may pull off some pigments. It is important to apply ointments or moisturizers continually on your tattoo for the first 2 weeks.
If scabs develop, never tear them off or you risk removing some of the pigment from the tattoo. The fewer pigments, the less intense your tattoo is, which gives it a bleaching appearance. Keep your new tattoo clean to prevent it from getting infected; Tip 3: Protect your tattoo against the sun
Your tattoo is as vulnerable to the powerful ultraviolet rays of the sun as your skin. The ray can break down the pigments used to color your tattoo. Never let this happen to you. Always make a habit of putting sunscreen on your tattoo every time you go out, even on a cloudy day. You are supposed to do this to help protect your skin from premature aging.
Invest in a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and apply a generous amount to completely cover your tattoo. Do not forget to reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating. If you are still outdoors and the application of sunscreen requires too much effort, you can cover your tattoo with clothing or a bandage. No matter which method you choose, always protect your tattoo against the sun's harmful rays.
Tip 4: Choose Your Color
Choose stable, fade-resistant tattoo colors. Blacks and blues are the most stable colors. Colors with red-based pigments such as yellow, orange, purple and magenta are more difficult to maintain, making them vulnerable to fading. Keep this in mind when choosing colors for your tattoo.
Tip 5: Develop Healthy Habits
While you can not stop the natural aging process and your skin degenerates, you can slow them down by developing healthy habits. Eating better helps nourish your skin with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to stay young. Stop smoking and drinking; two bad habits that irreversibly damage healthy skin cells.
Changes in your skin will affect the appearance of your tattoo. Start taking care of yourself and start now! You will do as well your body as your tattoos! Get enough rest, get enough sleep and your body will stay naturally radiant and young.
And you have it. Some really easy ways that you can help prevent your new tattoo from disappearing.