Long Term Tattoo Care

If we’re lucky, we’re gonna have a long, happy and healthy life. If we are super lucky, our tattoos are going to stand the test of time and join us on the journey!

Yes, our skin will naturally age, and sag and a whole slew of other things and yes your tattoos are part of that.

But we can minimize those drastic effects by taking a few precautions.

Some folks disagree, and think its a lost cause… I’d hate to see their tattoos in 25 years.

So what can we do to take better care of our tattoos?

Here are 4 things we think are the most important not just for tattoo longevity but also skin health.

  1. Moisturizing

Our skin cells are rapidly changing and shedding. Moisturizing your skin is a great way to promote cell regeneration.

Moisturizing after a warm shower can be super beneficial since the hot water can dry out our skin and leave us feeling very dry.

Remember, whats good for you skin is good for your tattoo

  1. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining your  health will help you and your skin look and feel better for the long haul. Radical shifts in weight over short periods of time can damage skin cells and lead to changes in your tattoo.

  1. Hydrate or Die

Moisturizing is great for the outer layers of skin, but if we’ve learned anything over the years, the real work happens on the inside. So drinking plenty of water is a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Try for at least a half gallon a day.

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure

This is super easy to do in the winter months, but when it’s time to get outside for the pool, it can be super hard.

The sun likes to eat up colors and darken your skin and oh yeah there’s that whole skin cancer thing. Make sure you use sunscreen every time you are in the sun. It will really do wonders in keeping your tattoos vibrant. 

Obviously we can’t stop the aging process, no matter how hard makeup companies and plastic surgeons try.

But good skin habits will benefit you and your tattoos for the rest of your life.

If you have more in depth questions about skin care, reach out and consult with your physician or dermatologist.