Is It Okay to Get a Tan After Getting a Tattoo?

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The heat of summer is making it difficult to choose between the comfort of the warmth and the safety of your skin. The sun and warmth are wonderful but can be very harmful to your skin. This is especially true if you have sensitive skin or damaged skin.

Can I Get a Tan After Getting a Tattoo?

Depending on the size and type of your tattoo, this part may take up to two months.

Your tattoos must be protected against any damage or irritation that could lead to infection. It is forbidden to scratch or wears tighter clothing. Sun exposure is also prohibited.

Sun Exposure

Direct sunlight exposure is not recommended for tattoos. You will need to cover the tattoo and keep it out of direct sunlight until it heals.

You may be wondering why.

New tattoos can be very sensitive and prone to inflammation and irritation. They can be treated like open wounds and require healing, which can take some time. Every tattoo artist stresses the importance of aftercare. They provide detailed guidance to clients about how to care for their tattoos.

One thing tattoo artists will tell you is to avoid the sun. Even the most healthy and strong skin can be damaged by direct sunlight. The skin of a tattoo is already damaged and extremely sensitive. To avoid further irritation and skin damage, which could lead to infection, it is important to cover the tattoo and protect it.

What Time Can I Sunbathe My Tattooed Skin?

Our team says no to tanning with a healing tattoo. If you don’t want to cause more damage and irritation to already sensitive skin, you can’t sunbathe. We doubt that you would want to have a badly done tattoo on your body.

You can only expose the tattoo to direct sunlight after it has fully healed. Remember that even freshly healed tattoos are still sensitive. It is important to avoid direct sunlight and be extra cautious. A sun protection factor of 50 is recommended.

This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Black Amethyst is the best tattoo artist in St Petersburg FL shops. They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.

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