Tattoo and sun: eight received ideas scrutinized

Written by Ahsanali on 17. November 2020 16:14 o'clock


Just tattooed, I must not expose myself to the sun
True. If the tattoo is recent, your vacation will unfortunately need to happen ... within the shade. The tattoo creates a wound which must therefore heal gently. The time required depends on the tattooed area (in the fold of the arm, healing will take longer thanks to frequent movements for example) and therefore the skin of every, but it takes on the average 5 to six days until fortnight. Sun can impair healing, because pain on raw skin, burns, and in some cases even swelling. The pigments of the tattoo, especially for light colors, also are likely to degrade. If there's no shade around, wear a loose, thick t-shirt to avoid chafing and like cotton. Synthetics irritate the skin.
Barely tattooed, I can bathe with a bandage


False. A compress (or bandage) surrounded by a transparent film to guard the tattoo from water may be a very bad idea. like any wound, open-air healing is preferable, and while many tattoo artists recommend this sort of dressing once you leave their salon, it's just for the primary few hours after their surgery. By placing a compress, the tattoo is suffocated and therefore the healing process is bogged down. To not mention that the transparent film causes you to sweat and sweat can fade colors. Dressing or not, swimming may be a really bad idea anyway. After 10 minutes in water, the skin is withered and therefore the inkeeze products may bleed. Sea salt or swimming bath chlorine doesn't mix with a recent tattoo, either.

The sand damages tattoos
False. Of course, sand is abrasive. But unless you roll over it for several miles, or sand your body with grains of sand, you will not erase your tattoo. Obviously, for the freshly tattooed, the sand is to be avoided. Not for its abrasiveness, but because the tattoo must be kept clean and no external element - like dust - must land thereon or mix with the cream, at the danger of infecting the wound.
Black or colors, same protection
True. Generally, a cultured tattoo attacks the skin more and thus requires an extended healing time than black ink. But the protection is that the same. For the sake of your tattoo and skin, avoid sun exposure or use strong sunscreen (index 50 or higher). Don't hesitate to settle on creams for youngsters that provide excellent protection. And remember to hydrate your skin after each exposure.

A thick layer of cream is simpler
False. No got to apply a cream poultice to strengthen its action. This is applicable especially to the healing cream recommended by your tattoo artist. It's even essential to massage the skin during the appliance in order that the tattoo doesn't remain under a wet and asphyxiating layer and heals properly. The principle is that the same once you apply your sunscreen.
My mixed-race or black skin protects me better from the sun
False. Dark, mestizo or black skin is a smaller amount susceptible to sunburn but still takes it. Regardless of the photo type, tattoos therefore require an equivalent protection against the sun: avoid exposure or sunscreen index 50 or total sunscreen.
The stronger the sun, the more protection the tattoo must be
False. One could obviously believe that one should protect one's tattoo more for 3 weeks in Australia than fortnight under the Bordeaux sun. But no matter the intensity of UV rays, the sun causes aging of the skin and therefore the tattoo. You'll therefore provide it an equivalent attention, regardless of what latitude you're in.

Henna tattoos are safe
False. Passing this summer in North Africa or India, you let yourself be tempted by a henna tattoo. After all, it's fleeting. But if the henna is of course orangey brown, some people seek to possess a blacker tattoo and add a dye - paraphenylenediamine - which may cause skin allergies 10 to fifteen days after the tattoo, and leave scars. The National Agency for the security of Medicines and Health Products (AFSAPS) has even been alerting users for several years on this subject. For max security, check the color of the preparation and refuse the tattoo if it's too black.


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