Do your research on how to care for your new tattoo, as even a hidden tattoo can be damaged by the sun.
Sunlight fades tattoos. When ink is exposed to UV rays, it breaks down. 1 Tattoos are under two layers of skin,
with the top protecting the pigment from sunlight. Regardless of color, sun exposure fades colors.
Raw wounds burn faster than healed skin, so your tattoo may fade, crack, blister, or peel if exposed to the sun.
Your tattooed skin is an open wound until it scabs.This can take two-to-three weeks, or longer depending on the tattoo's size and placement.
Fresh tattoos out of the sun, especially light colored designs. Light colors fade faster than black, dark green, dark blue, dark purple.
The dark colors have shown lightness. Sunblock is essential for tattoo color retention during healing.
Sunscreen protects tattoos best. Sunblock prevents skin cancer, wrinkles, blotchy complexions, and other damage.
Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA, which penetrates deeper than UVB rays and causes free radical damage.