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Sun, Sea, and Skin Art: A Summer Tattoo Aftercare Guide





Hey ink fam! With Spring Break in full swing and summer just around the corner, working in a beach area, we know all you want is to flaunt some skin and your tattoo. So, we're here to share some easy tips on how to keep your ink looking fab in the warm season. Whether you've just got some fresh ink or you're showing love to an old favorite, we've got you covered.

Fresh and Faded: Tattoo Care Tips for Every Seasoned Sun Seeker:

For the Newbies:



  1. Gentle Ocean Breeze Cleanse:

  • Start your tattoo journey with a gentle touch. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap and lukewarm water – like a refreshing ocean breeze for your ink.

  1. Soft Sunlit Pat-Down:

  • Post-cleaning, pat your tattoo gently with a soft paper towel, just like the sun-kissed touch of a lazy afternoon by the beach.

  1. Moisturize, Don't Overwhelm:

  • Keep it light and airy. Apply a thin layer of your artist's recommended moisturizer, allowing your tattoo to breathe and soak in the summer vibes.

  1. Sunshield Symphony:

  • Shield your fresh ink from the blazing sun. Whether you're beach-bound or poolside chilling, slather on SPF 30+ sunscreen to keep your tattoo cool and protected.

  1. Quick Dip, Skip the Marathon:

  • Keep showers brief during the initial healing stages. Skip the lengthy baths to ensure your tattoo enjoys a quick dip in the summer splash.


For the Seasoned Veterans:



  1. Matured Like Fine Wine:

  • Your old ink deserves some love too! Moisturize regularly to maintain those nostalgic hues and keep the memories alive.

  1. Sunscreen Redux:

  • Don't let your guard down just because your tattoo has seen some seasons. Apply sunscreen generously and let your vintage ink bask in the summer glory without the burn.

  1. Dry and Dazzling:

  • Prolonged water exposure? Not for your seasoned masterpiece. Keep it dry, and let your tattoo dazzle in the summer spotlight.

Closing Words – Your Ink, Our Priority:

So there you have it – your go-to guide for summer tattoo care, straight from The Empire Tattoo team. If you ever find yourself navigating the sea of concerns or have burning questions about your ink, don't hesitate to reach out to your tattoo artist. Timely communication is the key to avoiding any bumps in the road. Here's to a season filled with vibrant ink, warm sands, and endless memories. Sail on, tattoo tribe! ⚓💙

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