Healthy skin goes a long way when getting a new tattoo. Not only does it help the artist laying down the ink, but it also helps with tattoo post-recovery. And there are 7 tips that we would like to share so that you are prepared and confident that your skin canvas is ready for some new ink.
7 - Ways to prepare your skin before your next tattoo
1. Skin exfoliating
2. Daily skin nourishment
3. Daily skin moisturizing
4. Regular shaving
5. Daily hydration
6. Good nutrition
7. Sun protection
1.Exfoliate your skin every other day
While showering,exfoliate your skinwith a loofah pad, brush sponge, or glove.Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the outer skin layer (epidermis) and stimulates circulation. Exfoliating also increases better absorption of Inked RitualSerum.
2. Nourish and hydrate your skin once to twice daily
Apply Inked Ritual Anti-Fade Tattooserum1-2 times daily after showering. Not only does Inked Ritual stop tattoo fading, but it also prepares your skin for some new ink. Inked Ritual'sactive ingredients nourish, rejuvenate, andhydrate your skin, deep within theskin's dermis. This will ensure your skin is healthy and ready for fresh ink.
3. Keep your skin moisturized (optional)
Inked Ritualis not a typical moisturizer, like all other tattoo care products.Inked Ritualis a superiorhydrating serum, that pulls moisture deep into your skin. Whereasmoisturizers are thick and leave a film on the surface of your skin, to seal and lock in the body moisture.
If you have dry skin, you can layer Inked Ritualby applying your favorite moisturizer on top. This could be a store-bought moisturizer, or any tattoo care balm, butter, cream, lotion, or oil. Also, applying amoisturizer can help lock-in Inked Ritual's active ingredients. (optional)
If you do choose to use moisturizers on your skin, do not apply them on the day of the tattoo session. Since they leave a film on your skin, this may affect the tattoo process for the artist.
4. Start a regular shaving schedule
Begin a regular shaving schedule of 2-3 times weekly on the new area where you plan to get a new tattoo. If you've never shaved this area before, go slow to avoid any nicks or irritation.
Regular shaving helps acclimatize your skin to heal faster after each shave. If your skin gets too irritated from shaving, then leave it till the day of the tattoo session, or let your tattoo artist do it for you when you get to your appointment.
5. Daily hydration
Stayinghydratedis super important for your health, skin, and tattoos.Dehydration increasesskin agingand acceleratestattoo fading. Our bodies are comprised of 60% water and more than 70% of people are regularly dehydrated.
Start to increase your daily water intake to at least eight 8oz glasses of water a day. Also, cut back on caffeine and alcohol consumption, as they both increase dehydration. Inked Ritual's hyaluronic acid also provides external hydration, by pulling moisture deep into your skin.
Eating good clean foods 3-4 weeks out from your tattoo session will help ensure your skin is healthy and ready to be inked. During these weeks, cut out all sugars, processed junk, and fast foods. Also, watch your salt intake as this can increase dehydration.
The sun damages and dries out your skin, which accelerates tattoo fading. And before getting a new tattoo, sunburned skin is something you'll want to avoid at all costs before getting inked.
Also, after a day in the sun, applyInked Ritualagain for extra nourishment and hydration.
BOLD VIBRANT TATTOOS FOR LIFE
So before getting your next tattoo, or even if it's your first tattoo, follow these 7 tattoo skin preparation tips. Getting inked on super healthy skin makes the world of a difference in keeping your tattoos bold and vibrant!
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Inked Ritual is a highly concentrated serum, designed to sink into your skin quickly, delivering an intensive dose of active ingredients to nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate your skin. Inked Ritual effects go way beyond what a moisturizer will do for your skin.
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