HOW TO PREVENT A TATTOO FROM LOSING COLOR?
One of the main concerns when we get a tattoo should be to keep its color intact. Not surprisingly, the passage of time or insufficient care can be very negative aspects for our design.
Do you remember the moment when you got your first tattoo? The colors were bright, pure, and clear. The lines, perfect. Unfortunately, with the passage of time, everything fades, fades and even disappears. The fault is different external factors, such as the sun's rays; although it is also possible that the inks were not of high quality or that the cure on our part was not adequate.
Although many people do not give it the importance it has, it is very important that we follow all the instructions of our tattoo artist to the letter, using the prescribed products and not others because they are somewhat cheaper. The same goes for the times. Despite the fact that our Tattoo Aftercare cream was cured in a shorter time than expected, it is advisable to extend the healing until the end. Think that all the recommendations that professionals give us are based on extensive experience and palpable results.
Although it is hard to believe, the duration of our design will greatly influence the future loss (or not of color). For this reason, we must take great care to follow scrupulous hygiene that includes the use of an antibacterial soap for a minimum of three times a day and the application of a post-treatment product.
Remember that during this process, our Tattoo Ointments will need to "breathe". Therefore, we should not overdo the application of creams that could cause color degradation or, in the worst case, an infection.
If we are going to go out to the street or to work, the most appropriate thing is to cover it with a transparent plastic. Instead, when we are at home, leave it in the open air so that its healing is better and faster.
Remember that you should never scratch a tattoo that is in the healing phase. It is the best way to completely lose the color, since it is very possible that they end up appearing scabs. If they appear on him, never tear them off, no matter how small.
Also, try to make your drawing as separate from the summer as possible, avoiding the incidence of solar rays on it in the first weeks. If that's impossible, once you've finished healing, apply moisturizer with some sun protection daily.
Nor should you bathe in beaches or pools during the first 15 days (although better during the first month). For your daily hygiene, the best will be warm water, escaping from the hot one, since it can drastically damage the color.
Once the tattoo has completely healed, you have to start a phase of caring for your skin that will be decisive when it comes to preserving the color and shapes of the design. Hydrate it daily after good hygiene with neutral pH soaps. Do not throw any chemical or abrasive product on your drawing.