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Summer, Sun und Tattoo

Summer, Sun and Tattoo

Frequent exposure to sunlight can strongly affect the intensity and longevity of a tattoo. With the appropriate sun protection you can protect skin and tattoo at the same time.

A new tattoo is the pride of its owners. The colorful, bright colors are real eye-catchers and the fan community of the body jewelry continues to grow.

 

First condition for long-lasting joy is the decision to be tattooed by a professional.

For their work, tattoo artists use a tattoo machine with a frequency of up to 10,000 stitches per minute, optionally with one or more ground needles. The single needle stitches the contour of the design into the skin, while a whole needle bundle is used for full surfaces. The colour must neither be too superficial nor too deep. In the first case, the colour pigments are repelled with each new layer of skin. If, on the other hand, the sting is too deep, the skin bleeds and the blood washes out the color. Scars can form as an unpleasant side effect. The optimal value for the stitch depth is between 1 and 1.5 millimeters and is in the middle of the dermis. Not only technical skills, but also knowledge of different skin types and skin areas as well as excellent hygiene distinguish competent tattoo artists. So if you put yourself in professional hands, you lay the foundation for an aesthetic and durable tattoo. Even the choice of colour of a motif has an effect on its durability. Bright colours reflect the light, while darker tones absorb it. This also influences the aging process of a tattoo. Thus dark blue, dark green or black pigments tend to fade more than white or yellow tones.

 

Elegant Paleness and Glowing Tattoos

For freshly engraved tattoos: Avoid sunlight and other strong light sources! Every new tattoo shines especially intense. This is due to the fact that some of the colors are still deposited in the epidermis, the upper skin layer. Around every 27 to 28 days the epidermis renews itself and repels the old layer. This leads to a first, completely natural clouding of the motif. A few weeks pass before several layers of skin are newly formed. During this time the new tattoo is sensitive and particularly in need of protection. Especially in summer, special sunscreens therefore belong to the basic equipment for all tattooed people and in every individual travel and sun protection consultation.

 

 

 

Protected and cared for: So tattoos stay beautiful for a long time

  1. right after the inking: Now tattoo care is especially important to avoid soiling and infections with germs. Remove the foil protection from the tattoo artist after 6 - 8 hours and leave air on the injured skin parts.
  2. until complete healing (approx. 6 weeks): 2 times daily skin clean, if necessary disinfect and apply a thin layer of wound and healing ointment. Ideal care reduces the risk of scars and hardly any crusts form. During this time you should avoid going to a swimming pool or anything similar. Avoid any UV radiation, even in a solarium.
  3. for longer joy with the tattoo: Tattooed skin reacts more sensitively to direct sunlight, whereby the risk for a sunburn increases. To keep the tattoo beautiful and colourful as long as possible, use a suitable sunscreen when exposed to UV radiation.

Tip for use: Allow the sunscreen for half an hour to penetrate the skin properly. Thus skin and tattoo remain optimally protected.

The better protected the tattoo is, the lower the risk of it becoming faded. Motives on parts of the body that are naturally exposed to daylight tend to fade more quickly. These include the face, neck and hands. The best protection from the sun's rays can be advantageous all year round to enjoy the tattoo longer.

 

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