tattoo aftercare

How do I keep my tattoos from fading? What kind of sunblock do I use on my tattoos?

The biggest enemy to a vibrant color tattoo is that glowing heavenly orb which allows life to exist on this planet: the Sun. The American Association of Dermatology recommends that a “broad spectrum” sunblock with an SPF of at least 15 that is applied daily to all sun exposed areas, then reapplied every two hours. However, in some recent clinical trials, sunblocks with SPF 30 provided significantly better protection than sunblocks with SPF15. A higher SPF won’t hurt you, but they do tend to be more costly, and there’s just no reason to throw money away.

 How to avoid being killed by a star:

How do I care for my new tattoo?

The simplest, easiest, best way to care for your new tattoo is to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your tattooist. If you didn’t receive a care sheet, or are dubious about the instructions, you’re welcome to follow our tried-and-true tattoo protection plan: It’s approved by the state of Minnesota, and has been working for us for years.

A quick note on what NOT to use: