Spring is here, and it won't be long before the summer months weather starts to kick in. Tank tops and shorts are making their way Kelty Sleeping Bags sleepingbagshq back into closets and those with tattoos will be tempted to start showing off their ink. However, those summer months rays are very dangerous to tattoos. Tattoo ink will naturally fade as your skin ages, but exposure to the sun greatly speeds up the color loss process.
Tattoo fading is not something that happens over a few days, so don t panic if you Kelty Sleeping Bags ve just spent the weekend in the sun, it s something that happens over time after continued unprotected exposure to the sun.
Tanning Beds Are Just As Bad
Tanning indoors is just as damaging as the sun; some would argue it can be even more damaging because the ultraviolet rays are much more concentrated. If you are set on getting your tan on, airbrush or spray tanning is a much better option and won t harm your tattoos. Although I think it s important to note that if you have Yellow or light ink tones, spray tanning can temporarily darken the color a bit until your tan fades. This can be avoided altogether by covering your tattoo with lotion so the solution won t stick to it.
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Tattoos are not cheap, depending on how large and intricate your piece; you may have invested thousands and sometimes even tens of thousands. That puts your body art in the same category of fine art in my opinion. Taking proper care can ensure you tattoo looks vibrant for years to come.
Protecting Your Tattoo for Fading
The very best way to protect your tattoo from fading is to keep it completely covered when spending time in the sun. If you have a tattoo on your arm, leg or ankle check out the Ink Armor tattoo cover sleeves made by Tat2X. At only $14.95 these sleeves are comfortable, breathable and provide sun protection with UPF 50+ certified fabric. For those that are thinking about a full-sleeve tattoo, you ll definitely want to pick one of these up to cover your artwork between sessions.
If you have a tattoo in a place that makes it a little more difficult to cover, sun block is the next best thing. Check out Miami Ink Fade Shield Sunblock Stick. It s SPF 30, waterproof, moisturizing and has ColorBrite „¢ technology that is designed to help Renew & Rejuvenate the appearance of your tattoo.
Shielding your tattoo from the sun may seem like a real hassle at times, but 5 years from now, you ll be glad you did.kelty sleeping bags