It is common for old tattoos to tend to fade after some time particularly on areas exposed to sunlight regularly. If your new ink was applied correctly, the color should not fade too drastically when it comes to tattoo aftercare procedures. Below are some tips on how to keep your tattoo from fading and make tattoos brighter.
1. Follow the aftercare directions provided by the tattoo artist
One of the best ways to make sure your tattoo does not fade is to ensure you carefully follow the tattoo aftercare instructions that your tattoo artist may offer. If they do not offer, ask your tattoo artists for their best suggestions. We always recommend H2Ocean’s InkRenu Foam when it comes to the best tattoo care in helping to keep tattoos bright and keep the skin moisturized.
2. Re-apply the aftercare product
To keep your tattoo moist, make sure you re-apply tattoo aftercare products well, especially during the healing process. However, your tattoo needs to breathe. You will need a moisturizing lotion but do not overdo it with the aftercare lotion, tattoo moisturizer and aftercare. If you don’t already have the best tattoo lotion or tattoo balm, you’l need to buy something that works well to keep your ink in its best shape. You also need to wash it two to three times a day with soap but not just any soap; use H2Ocean’s Blue Green Foam Soap, which was made solely as a healing ointment, especially for those with sensitive skin to clean tattoos without too much drying. This will help to remove the old lotion and peeling the skin. Once the tattoo is healed, look for a moisturizing tattoo lotion that will help preserve ink’s color. The best moisturizer and aftercare lotion you will find is H2Ocean’s InkRenu, which is a daily moisture foam that will not only help in preserving the ink color, but also is very effective for anti-aging, moisturizing and best of all it is fast acting. not all tattoo lotions are created equally though and it’s best to choose a tattoo aftercare lotion that is specifically designed for the healing properties of tattoos.
3. Avoid scratching
Scratching the scabs on the tattoo during the healing process will make your tattoo fade faster. Do not pull off any scabs, doesn’t matter if it’s small or big or how tempting it may be. When your tattoo ink is healing, let the scabs fall off without any interference. Some tattoos may scab a lot, especially if you have sensitive skin, but some may not. If you take care of your tattoo properly until it is fully healed, which includes using a tattoo balm or aftercare moisturizer you will probably experience less scabbing.
4. Avoid tight clothes
To prevent your tattoo from fading, wear loose clothes especially when the tattoo is healing. Tight clothing will rub on a new tattoo and it can be very irritating. Tight clothes will also scrape the tattoo making the scabs to pull off.
5. Avoid direct sunlight
Sun rays can also damage your tattoos, whether they are old or new. If you want to keep your tattoos looking vibrant for a long time, avoid direct sunlight, especially during the healing stage. Tanning beds can also cause a lot of damage on your tattoos. If you want to go in the sun, make sure you do it at least 2 weeks after and use a very strong sunscreen. We recommend H2Ocean’s Sea Life as it uses all natural ingredients, is fragrance free, non greasy and helps dry skin to remain moisturized.
6. Take good care of your skin
The best way to keep new tattoos from fading is taking care of your skin. Whether the tattoo is new or old, the more you treat your skin well, the more your tattoo will stay brighter for a long time. Taking care of your skin means keeping your skin clean and moist, and washing off any harsh chemicals on the skin. Keep in mind that the longer the longer harsh chemicals stay on your skin, the more damage it will cause. This tip also applies to old tattoos as a best tattoo practice in general.
Your tattoo should look good for years to come, but it will begin to fade after some time. That’s why it is very important to follow the aforementioned guidelines to prevent tattoo fading and use high quality, natural tattoo care products such as H2Ocean’s InkRenu will help prevent tattoos from fading and ensure your tattoo colors stay fresh and bright.