You might need your tattoo touched up even if you had done it by an experienced tattoo artist. When your tattoo doesn’t look right after healing, or your older tattoo has faded away, you might need touching up. The following article will cover everything to help you to understand tattoo touch up and related procedures.
What is a tattoo touch up?
The details of a tattoo are important to get the desired look. However, in some cases, you might be a little disappointed with the result. You might find the shading uneven, the line dull, and the color a little patchy. Here touch-ups can fix the issue. A touch up means there will be tattooing over the existing one to correct the problem.
The process will be different than the new one. They will just add small details to get perfection. It will not demand more time and effort. They can fix it fast.
Touch ups can correct the new ones as well as can give a new life to your old tattoo. Your tattoo will not look same after a couple of years. The color will start fading gradually. You can get touch up to offer it a new and fresh look to old tattoos.
When do you need a touch-up?
All tattoos do not need a touch-up. However, when your skin’s natural healing process might create imperfections in your tattoo. You will need some extra detailing to fix the issue. In fact, you can avoid touching up by following some precautions. You need to follow the aftercare instructions of your tattoo artist for healing.
You need to avoid sun exposure as well. It is suggested to cover your tattoo while being under the sun. You can also apply a sunscreen lotion to offer required protection to your tattoo and to avoid early fading. We recommend H2Ocean’s Sea Life SPF 45 which is waterproof, sweat resistant and provides UVA/UVB protection.
More importantly, you should get your tattoo by a reputable artist to get the best result. If it is done by an experienced artist, you might need some extra work.
How much will it cost?
Some tattoo artists do touch-ups for no extra cost cost. For this, you need to follow their aftercare instruction carefully. Otherwise, they might charge you extra. Some tattoo parlors also offer complimentary touch ups. You can get it within six months to one year after getting your tattoos. If you choose another artist, you are going to pay for sure. You should inquire about the touch up before choosing an artist for your tattoo.
What to do to get a touch-up
You should wait until your tattoo is completely healed. You should never think of touch up when your tattoo is still recovering. Proper healing is important to get the best outcome. Many ointments and creams are available to speed up the healing process and to get the best out of it. We recommend H2Ocean’s Extreme Tattoo Care (ETC) kit for healing. This kit is designed to heal your tattoo while offering moisture and nourishment to your skin. It will make your tattoo beautiful and bright for years to come. After healing, if you are not satisfied with the result, you can make an appointment for touch-ups.