It is common for a tattoo to fade after some time particularly on areas exposed to sunlight regularly. If your tattoo was applied correctly, the color should not fade too drastically when following proper aftercare procedures.
Below are some tips on how to keep your tattoo from fading.
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 follow the tattoo aftercare instructions carefully. We always recommend H2Ocean’s InkRenu Foam.
2. Re-apply the aftercare product
To keep your tattoo moist, make sure you re-apply the tattoo aftercare product well, especially during the healing process. However, your tattoo needs to breathe. Do not overdo it with the lotion. 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 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 lotion that will help preserve ink’s color. The best moisturizing foams you will find is H2Ocean’s InkRenu, which is a moisturizing 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.
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 is healing, let the scabs fall off without any interference. Some tattoos may scab a lot but some may not. If you take care of your tattoo properly, you will probably experience less scabbing.
4. Avoid tight clothes
To keep your tattoo from fading, wear loose clothes especially when the tattoo is healing. Tight clothes 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.
6. Take good care of your skin
The best way to keep your tattoo 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.
Your tattoo should look good in the years following getting it, but it will begin to fade after some time. That’s why it is very important to follow the aforementioned guidelines and using H2Ocean’s InkRenu will ensure your tattoo colors stay fresh and bright.