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Your Guide to Safely Tanning with a Tattoo


      Your Guide to Safely Tanning

      With a Tattoo



We all love to feel the warm rays on our skin, but it’s so important to protect our skin, especially if you have a tattoo as your skin is more sensitive & needs lots of TLC.

SPF is Key

This should go without saying, but you should be wearing SPF every single day, whether you have tattoos or not. UV rays fade will your tattoos faster, but the key takeaway here is that sun exposure can also cause skin cancer (including deadly melanomas). Inked or not, protect any area of skin that is not covered by clothing by wearing SPF 30 or higher.

Tanning Beds

Indoor tanning beds (sunbeds) are more damaging than the sun. The ultraviolet rays are much more concentrated, and people tend to overexpose themselves on them not realizing just how strong the rays are. Burning the skin damages a tattoo even more than slowly tanning out in the sun. DO NOT USE THEM

Everyday Exposure

Even if you are not laying on a sun lounger you are being exposed to more sun than you think. travelling with the windows down in your car or running errands outside expose you to the sun’s rays. Using SPF every day is important to protect your skin from signs of aging, but it also keeps your tattoo looking new longer.

Brand New Tattoos

Keep your tattoo covered or shaded with clothing for the first few weeks. You can use SPF once your tattoo has finished peeling and has grown its first protective layer of skin. A tattoo is usually considered well-healed after about 3 months.


Luckily, self-tanner is a safe option to achieve a golden glow if you have a healed tattoo. If your tattoo is completely healed, you can apply lotion or tanner to it like you would other parts of your body.

Do not Be a Gambler

Your tattoo is an investment, so don’t take a gamble by not properly caring for it. It only takes a little effort and time to either cover up or safeguard your tattoo with sunscreen. Proper care can keep a tattoo looking vibrant for years to come, meaning you will not have to go back for constant touch-ups.

Here you have the perfect all-in-one solution