Getting a tattoo is a very exciting event in someones life, but what some people do not realize is you have to care for your tattoo even after the two week healing period. After all, you have spent a good chunk of change to get your skin inked and endured some pain, so why not take care of it and try to keep it as brilliant and pretty as it was the day you got it. Of course there are somethings that you can not control regrading your tattoo when you age.
Your tattoo can change its appearance for a variety a reasons that we just simply can not control. For one, the aging process, unfortunately there isn’t really anything we can do about that. The appearance of your tattoo will change as your skin stretches, shrinks and ages. The pigment of your tattoo moves imperceptibly over time on a cellular level and the elasticity and skin resiliency simply decline on their own. Other culprits that can take a toll on your tattoos color, clarity and brillance are age spots, tanning and wrinkles.
So what can you do to help preserve your tattoo? Well just besure to follow the aftercare instructions your tattoo artist gives you. And after the two week healing period is over don’t stop moisturizing your tattoo. A good rule to follow is, every time you get out of the shower apply some lotion to your tattoo to keep it moisturized and to help preserve the ink. Also try to avoid direct sunlight. If you are out in the sun be sure that you wear a sunblock of 45 or higher and re-apply often.
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