Tattoo Skincare - How to stop it from fading?

So you've taken the plunge and gotten the tattoo of your dreams, but what now? The days, weeks, and even months that follow are crucial for keeping your new tattoo looking fresh, and a few simple yet effective changes to your skincare routine could make all the difference.

Getting a tattoo puts a lot of strain on the skin, which is why proper aftercare is so important. Aftercare advice varies by the studio, and your artist will be able to give you the best advice on the best steps to take. However, there are some helpful tips that can speed up the healing process while also increasing the vibrancy of your artwork in the long run.


The skin is punctured with small needles during the tattooing process, injuring the epidermis as well as the dermis. The pigments are stored in the dermis at a deep level. The natural skin defensive barrier is destroyed, the immune system is stimulated, and wound healing begins.

A new tattoo resembles a wound. The skin scabs to protect the broken skin – gentle cleaning and care are essential. After a few hours, clean the tattoo with warm water and soap. To aid the skin's natural healing process, use a moisturizing, calming lotion.

The reepithelialization process starts after 24 hours. The skin attempts to restore the broken barrier as quickly as possible. Maintaining the wound's hydration can help with this.

Fibroblasts are encouraged to move into the wound and generate new connective tissue in order to cover the punctures in the dermis. A tissue that is still very sensitive helps to generate a temporary wound closure. The synthesis of new collagen and elastin is accelerated in order to rebuild a strong collagen fiber network during the last wound healing phase, known as remodeling.

This remodeling period can take many weeks to months, depending on the severity of the injury. The important components of a post-tattoo activity plan are hydration and gentle routine cleansing.

The epidermis is recovered after approximately 24 days. To encourage the repair of the skin barrier, it is recommended to use perfume-free, panthenol-containing lotions. It is recommended that the skin be strengthened even during the rebuilding phase.


The sun is the biggest enemy of your tattoo - UVA, UVB, and IR rays will damage the healthy skin, and wreak havoc on skin that has been tattooed. Tattoos should be protected with at least 30 SPF anytime. This will go a long way in keeping the tattoo vibrant for many years.