Tattoo Aftercare Mistakes to Avoid Part 2

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Tattoo Aftercare Mistakes to Avoid Part 2

Tattoos aren’t cheap, nor is getting a tattoo painless.

You have to go through a lot to get a new tattoo, from the money it takes to hire a great tattoo artist to sitting for hours of discomfort as you get tattooed. No one wants to end up with a ruined tattoo because of an avoidable aftercare mistake, but unfortunately, this is could be your fate if you don’t follow your tattoo artist’s aftercare instructions. In our last blog, we touched on some of the most common aftercare mistakes we see. Keep reading to learn about a few more.

Mistake #5. Exposing your tattoo to the sun.

It’s wise to plan to get your new tattoo during a time of the year when you’ll be more comfortable covering it up. Why? Because sun exposure won’t do your new tattoo any favors. In fact, it can cause the ink to fade, and it can make it harder for your tattoo to heal properly. For the first few weeks, your best bet is to keep the tattoo covered up with your clothes as much as possible. And, when your tattoo is not covered by clothes, put sunscreen on it (SPF 30 or higher).

Mistake #6. Wearing tight clothes over the tattoo.

While it’s important to keep your tattoo covered up, it’s also important to make sure that the clothes covering that tattoo are loose and comfortable. Tight-fitting clothing will rub up against your new tattoo, causing some of the ink to rub off on your clothes and smudging it in the process.