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Can you tan with a tattoo? or is that like a total no-no? it’s a priority that definitely needs to be at the top of your to-do list embark before you embark with your normal everyday life. Don’t let this deter from the much-needed opportunity to seek warmer pastures and the little vitamin D you simply can forget to keep your skin protected from UV rays tattoos or not, sunblock is essential.

Here’s what you need to know about safely caring for your ink while you get yourself to the beach or going outside in the sunlight

1. IF YOUR TATTOO IS BRAND NEW YOU NEED TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL

if the tattoo is still fresh when you out there doing your normal daily routine, try to stay under an umbrella, and have your tattoo wrapped and absolutely out of direct sunlight until its fully healed.

2. IF YOU TATTOO HAS HEALED LATHER YOURSELF IN SPF 30 OR HIGHER

This is probably a good rule of thumb no matter what, but when you are lathering up your tattoos for some beach time or a long hike in the midday sunshine, make sure you are using a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher

3. REMEMBER, SUNLIGHT IS ATTRACTED TO DARK COLOR

sunlight is obviously attracted to and absorbed by dark colours, so on dark areas of the tattoos they but a lot easier. tattoos do have a tendency to fade and weaken in colour when exposed to direct sunlight and while the darker colors might hold up better they can be tender. Across the board, the consensus simply seems to be that tattoos will absolutely look better throughout your life if you take care to keep them from the sun

4. LIMIT YOUR SUN EXPOSURE

While staying entirely away from the sun is said to be the best thing you can do for the healing tattoo, if we are being realistic with ourselves nobody going to be indoors at all times especially when the season is right to get some sunlight tan. The next best bet is limiting your sun exposure, keeping yourself covered and keeping SPF with you wherever you go. Remember protection is all about keeping that tattoo fresh but also keeping your skin healthy too.

5. MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURE

Moisturizing is important for your tattoos in general, but its especially key when they have been in the direct sunlight. No matter what, you are definitely going to want to moisturize every time you get out of the sun. keep a bottle of shea butter with you in the house so that you can lather up after sun exposure.

6. TAKE GOOD CARE OF SUNBURNS IF IT DOES OCCUR

Stay out of the sun completely while the burn is healing, drink a lot of water, moisturize, and drinks lots of water and again, the newer the tattoo, the much easier it will burn. Do your absolute best to avoid getting burned

Following this simple and easy instruction can enable you to heal your tattoo and protect your skin from the damage it might get from having fresh tattoos.