After getting a tattoo at Studio 21, especially if it’s your first tattoo, you will definitely get the 101 on tattoo aftercare to make sure you are taking good care of the tattoo especially while it’s still in its healing stage. If you ever have any questions on healing you are always welcome to call us or email us, so that we can assist you with those questions. But aside from taking care of a tattoo while it’s fresh, how about taking care of a tattoo for its life? There are some easy steps and things to consider to take care of your tattoo for the rest of its life to make sure it is always looking fabulous!
First thing, drink plenty of water! Not only is it good for your body, but it keeps your skin looking good and that means, your body’s art canvas as well will be kept moisturized. Second, protect your cool tattoos with sunscreen! Sunscreen is vital for healthy skin, but for tattoos it serves an equally important purpose of keeping your ink from fading in the sun. The more exposure to the sun your tattoo receives, the faster it will fade. Lighter ink will fade faster than darker ink and even though black, dark blue and purple hues may not fade as quickly, they are still compromised by the sun’s rays. Lastly, keep those tattoos moisturized! What is good for the rest of your skin is particularly good for your tattoo. Dry skin can make tattoos look blurred or faded, keeping your skin moisturized is the best thing you can do to keep them fresh for a lifetime. Avoid lotions with additives and fragrances which can dry out your skin, always buy a moisturizer that is right for your age and skin type and apply it daily and that is the 101 for tattoo care for life!
(Tattoos pictured by artist left to right: Alex Moreno, Das Frank, Jake Seeland) Call the shop for appointment if interested)
By Vanessa Torres