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What can help your tattoo color last?

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When you leave the tattoo shop, your ink will look like a million bucks. It will be bright and shiny. That’s not going to last. The tattoo will fade over time. Always put sunscreen on it, especially in the summer, to keep the colors bright -- SPF 45 or higher is best.

And moisturize it daily, especially if it’s on an area of your body, such as your hands, where it can fade quickly.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tattoos: Understand Risks and Precautions.”

Inked Magazine, “9 Essential Tips for Tattoo Aftercare.”

JAMA Dermatology : “The Need for Greater Regulation, Guidelines, and a Consensus Statement for Tattoo Aftercare.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tattoos: Understand Risks and Precautions.”

Inked Magazine, “9 Essential Tips for Tattoo Aftercare.”

JAMA Dermatology : “The Need for Greater Regulation, Guidelines, and a Consensus Statement for Tattoo Aftercare.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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