Protect your tattoos this summer
This season is the perfect time to flaunt your tattoo in sleeveless tees, shorts and beachwear. However, with the scorching sun, it becomes all the more important to take care of your tattoo and the skin. After all, you don't want to be attacked by skin infections, allergies and heat rashes.
Here’s how to protect tattoos in summer:
Showing off the tattoo is one of the key reasons for getting it done, but that’s also the reason why it fades away. The sun's UV rays will quickly reduce the beauty of the tattoo, making it appear dull, resulting in colour spreading or scarring. Therefore, sun protection is important. Apply sunscreen generously on the tattoo. Make sure that you do this soon after you get inked. Usually, 10 to 14 days after getting a tattoo done, limit your sun exposure and apply sunscreen.
No matter how difficult it is, control your urge to flaunt your tattoo for at least initial days of recovery, in order to avoid any kind of infection. Scarring, sunburn and skin problems like Melanoma are other issues that may affect your skin.
It is quite normal to feel itchy and sensitive on the area of the tattoo especially after the first few days you get it done. Therefore, use a moisturiser with an antioxidant formula.
If you plan to go on vacation after getting a tattoo done to places with beaches, oceans or swimming pools then you must wait for 14 to 20 days to have your tattoo recover properly, as staying too much in water can also hamper the healing and can damage your expensive tattoo.