Do you have a tattoo or are you thinking about getting one? If the answer is ‘yes’ here are some skin care tips that will keep your tattooed skin looking its best.If your tattooed skin feels dry, apply cream to the tattoo. If you apply petroleum jelly, can cause the ink to fade.
Protect your tattoo from the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) light can fade some tattoo inks. When you’re in the sun, protect your tattoo by applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or more. Apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside and reapply at least every two hours.
See a dermatologist if you have a skin reaction or if your tattooed skin is changing in any way. Your skin may have a bad reaction to the ink in a tattoo. This can happen immediately after getting a tattoo or years later. A change could also be a sign of skin disease. A dermatologist can diagnose what’s happening and treat it.
When considering a new tattoo, consider getting it on skin that is free of moles. A tattoo can make it more difficult to see the earliest signs of skin cancer.