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A: Aging and unhealthy skin cause your tattoos to look faded.

As you age, your tattoos will fade, due to the reduction of collagen and elastin, which is a natural aging process.

Your skin's outer layer (epidermis) undergoes constant renewal. Approximately every 28 days, all skin cells regenerate and are replaced with new ones. This process slows down as you get older.

Below the epidermis is the skin's dermis layer, and this is where your tattoo ink lies. The dermis has many functions and one is supporting the epidermis. Aging causes a progressive atrophy of the dermis skin layer, due to a loss of collagen and elastin. The dermis loses its elasticity and ability to hold and lock in moisture.

This causes your tattoos fine lines and details to become blurred and washed out, due to loose and wrinkled skin.

Now, most people have a tendency to take healthy skin for granted and underestimate its importance when it comes to protecting their inked investment.

Proper skincare is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of your skin, and the bold vibrancy of your tattoos.

You cannot stop your skin from aging, but you can stop anything that prematurely damages your skin and speeds up the skin aging process.

Keep your skin healthy. Cut out things that cause rapid skin ageing and skin damage: Dehydration, sugar, poor eating, smoking, drugs, alcohol, chronic stress and environmental pollutions.

Protect your skin from the sun. The sun's UV rays causes the most damage to your skin and tattoos. Unprotected UV sun exposure drastically accelerates skin aging, as the sun damages both the epidermis and dermis skin layers.

Keep your skin moisturized. Staying hydrated slows down skin aging, while keeping the epidermis from becoming loose and dry. Increase your daily water intake and apply a daily moisturizer.

Nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Use a daily serum like Inked Ritual to feed your skin with bio-active ingredients that repair aging skin within the dermis.

Please take note, that many people believe that they only need a good sunscreen or moisturizer to protect their tattoos from fading. This is incorrect. Yes, moisturizers and sunscreen are very important. But when it comes to skin health and aging skin, adding an anti-aging serum like Inked Ritual takes your skincare routine to another level.

Sunscreens, moisturizers and serums, all have a different purpose and function when it comes to the longevity of your tattoos clean lines and details.

Sunscreens and moisturizers only work on the epidermis surface of your skin. Sunscreens sit on the surface to block and absorb UVA/UVB rays. Moisturizers also sit on the skin’s surface to lock in moisture.

Whereas serums penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis skin layer. Inked Ritual's skin rejuvenating effects provide lasting results to the look of your tattoos, that does not wash off the surface of your skin.

For the best skincare routine, use all three technologies. Apply Inked Ritual first, then your moisturizer and or sunscreen if going outside.

A: Inked Ritual is an advanced anti-fading skin serum that protects and stops your tattoos from fading, using the most scientifically proven breakthroughs in anti-aging skincare.

Formulated for all skin types, Inked Ritual's advanced serum technology rejuvenates and nourishes your skin with cutting edge bio-active ingredients that stop tattoo fading for bold vibrant tattoos.

A: Serums are lightweight, intensive skin care products formulated to transport and deliver high concentrations of active ingredients deep into your skin, where moisturizers won't penetrate. 

Inked Ritual serum deeply nourishes your skin with  rejuvenating peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, phospholipids and phytonutrients.

Inked Ritual’s clear lightweight serum absorbs fast, without residue or stickiness, while showing swift and dramatic effects on the boldness and vibrancy of your tattooed skin.

A: Peptides are EGF (epidermal growth factors) that make up proteins in the body. These essential proteins work as dispatcher signalling cells that tell other cells what to do. Peptides increase collagen production, enhance antioxidant benefits and reduce inflammation.

As we age, peptides lose their ability to work as effectively, which causes visible signs of aging and tattoo fading.

Inked Ritual uses seven critical peptides that synergistically replenish the skin with a rich protein diet. Daily application of Inked Ritual strengthens, nourishes and realigns the building blocks of your skin, creating a stronger, healthier skin foundation that stops your tattoos from fading.

A: Inked Ritual utilizes serum technology with patented peptides, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins, phospholipids and phytonutrients, that nourish, rejuvenate and slow skin aging. See ingredient list here.

Inked Ritual's exclusive formula works synergistically with your body’s cell-signaling processes to stimulate the natural production of new cells, boost collagen and elastin synthesis, reduce cellular inflammation, accelerate skin healing, increase rate of skin renewal and promote skin rejuvenation.

The result -- Healthy youthful skin = bold vibrant tattoos for life!

A: Inked Ritual Anti-Fade Tattoo Serum is different than any skincare creams, lotions, balms or salves, when it comes to protecting and keeping your tattoos looking bold and vibrant.

All tattoo skincare creams, lotions, balms or salves are skin just moisturizers. They serve a very simple function of keeping your skin moisturized.

Moisturizers are thick and have large molecules which stops them from being able to penetrate deep into your skin's outer layer (epidermis). Their main benefit is to seal the surface of your skin, locking in moisture and nutrients.

Moisturizers may give your tattoos a temporary glow, while keeping your skin soft. Some are also excellent for tattoo post recovery.

Inked Ritual works different than a moisturizer, as it uses serum technology which can penetrate deep into the skin.

Inked Ritual's advanced skin rejuvenating serum, nourishes, hydrates and repairs your tattooed skin, deep past the skin's outer layer.

Unlike moisturizers, Inked Ritual Anti-Fade Serum contains more antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins that work to repair the structure of skin cells, increasing your tattoos boldness and vibrancy.

These bio-active ingredients stop your tattoos from fading, by keeping your skin healthy and youthful deep below the surface of your skin.

Aging skin causes dull faded tattoos. Sun exposure accelerates this process. Inked Ritual works to reverse ageing and skin damage at the cellular level. Skin moisturizers cannot do this on their own.

A. Yes, you can use moisturizers to take care of your skin, but they have a different purpose and effect on your skin than Inked Ritual.  

Moisturizer creams, lotions, balms or butters form a physical barrier on your skin, to lock in moisture and help skin stay hydrated. This can sometimes cause clogged pores, and not good for people who have oily or acne prone skin. Moisturizers have larger molecules than serums, and cannot penetrate through the surface layer of skin (epidermis).  

On the other hand, Inked Ritual Serum deeply penetrates and feeds your skin with potent nourishing ingredients that repair skin at the cellular level and stop tattoo fading. Inked Ritual dramatically increases and boosts collagen production, whereas moisturizers do not have the same effect.

If you want the ultimate tattoo fading protection, add Inked Ritual to your daily skincare regime.

A. No. Inked Ritual is a water-based serum with a super-thin lightweight consistency. It absorbs fast into your skin, leaving no greasy residue, stickiness, or fragrance. Inked Ritual's transdermal skincare technology, transports the bio-active ingredients deep into the dermis.

Whereas balms, creams, and lotions are usually oil based with a thicker consistency. They take longer to absorb while most will leave some greasy residue on your skin. This residue seals the surface skin layer (epidermis) to lock in moisturization. With their thicker consistency, these products will not contain bio-active ingredients like serums.

Balms, creams, and lotions are essentially moisturizers. They're important, but your tattooed skin needs more. That is where Inked Ritual takes your tattoo protection to another level.

Inked Ritual is your skin's first line of defense to stop tattoo fading, and it goes on your tattoos before any tattoo balms, creams, lotions, or oils.

A. Yes, Inked Ritual works on all tattoos.

As we age, our skin breaks down, losing collagen and elastin. Getting older is what causes our tattoos to appear dull, faded, and washed out.

Inked Ritual's intensive skin rejuvenating serum nourishes your skin deep below the surface. Healthy youthful skin = bold vibrant tattoos. This is how Inked Ritual protects and stops tattoo fading.

But...if you have a damaged and heavily faded tattoo, then Inked Ritual may not change the look of your ink.

Several factors can damage tattoos and cause premature fading. Sun exposure, unhealthy skin, low-quality ink, or poor tattoo application. Even the location of the tattoo, where the skin is thinner can cause premature fading.

These 5 negative factors may affect Inked Ritual’s results in bringing life back into your ink:

1 - Tattoo artist used cheap or low-quality tattoo ink.
2 - Unskilled artist - did not lay down the ink correctly.
3 - Poor or compromised post-tattoo recovery.
4 - Excessive sun exposure (sunburn) on your tattoos.
5 - Unhealthy skin from smoking, drugs, alcohol, or poor nutrition.

Regardless of the condition of your tattoo, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee. This applies to everyone, regardless of their tattoo's age.

If your tattoos are older, give them some time. Older tattoos may take longer to see results, as compared to newer tattoos. Like going to the gym and working out changes the body, and the same as being out of shape, it takes longer to get back in shape.

A. It doesn't. Inked Ritual and Aquaphor are completely different products with very different purposes and functions. 

Inked Ritual is an anti-fading serum that protects and stops your tattoos from fading while keeping your tattoos bold and vibrant.

Aquaphor is a topical healing 'ointment' for treating diaper rash, chapped lips, dry skin etc., not tattoos.

If you use Aquaphor, consider the following warning. Tattoos are open wounds, and Aquaphor should never go on fresh ink for healing.

Aquaphor contains Petrolatum (petroleum) and Mineral oil a liquid form of petroleum jelly. These waste by-products come from the petroleum oil distillation process to produce gasoline.

Aquaphor seals and suffocates the skin's surface. Blocking the natural respiration needed for healing. Aquaphor also stops moisture from leaving the skin. This is not good for an open wound, including tattoos.

Sealing and suffocating your skin can cause premature skin aging and faded tattoos. Tattoos are open wounds and your skin needs to breathe.

Aquaphor also contains Lanolin Alcohol, which is an oily material from sheep’s wool. Lanolin Alcohol can cause contact dermatitis rash or other skin reactions. Even worse... some people have noticed their skin appears lighter from lanolin alcohol use.

Times have changed and people are wiser. The times of using nasty chemicals on fresh tattoos have come to an end.

A: Inked Ritual Tattoo Care was developed in California USA, by leading cosmetic scientists specializing in advanced cosmeceutical skincare technology.

Inked Ritual's founder has over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. Being a tattoo addict/aficionado, he demands only the best of the best to protect his ink.

Thus the creation of Inked Ritual Anti-Fade Tattoo Serum, using only the most advanced natural and naturally derived bio-active ingredients, clinically tested for safety, efficacy, skin compatibility, and proven results.

Many tattoo care companies boast that their products were developed by tattoo artists. This is all great except that they are artists, not skincare specialists.


A: To stop your tattoos from fading while maintaining their brightness and vibrancy, use Inked Ritual once or twice daily after cleansing to protect and heal your skin from environmental damage.

A: No. Inked Ritual does not contain any UVA/UVB sunscreen (sunblock) ingredients.

Always protect your tattoos with a Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB rated sunscreen protectant.

For added protection and skin nourishment, apply Inked Ritual on your tattoos before your sunscreen. Inked Ritual's Aloe Vera, Chinese Cucumber, Vitamin's C & E, will provide extra UV protection.

For extra skin hydration and nourishment, apply Inked Ritual again after the sun exposure.

A. Inked Ritual was not developed for post tattoo recovery, and we do not promote it for tattoo healing.

But...many customers have used Inked Ritual on their fresh ink, and love the results.

Customer feedback is that it reduced inflammation, swelling, irritation and stopped itching. There was no skin peeling and recovery time was faster with tattoos looking dark when healed.

We always suggest testing Inked Ritual first, on any fresh tattoos. As everyone's skin is different.

Inked Ritual can be started 7-10 days after getting a fresh tattoo. You will want to apply Inked Ritual 2-3 times a day to keep your skin hydrated. 

A: Yes. This is called layering - while Inked Ritual serum works to repair skin cells and combat free radicals, applying a moisturizer on top helps prevent moisture evaporation and a second layer of protection from environmental irritants. Apply Inked Ritual first, giving it a few minutes to fully absorb, then apply your moisturizing lotion on top. This extra layer of protection will lock in the potent nutrients of Inked Ritual.

A:  Yes 100%. Inked Ritual can be used anywhere on the body, including your face as a potent healing and anti-aging replacement for your facial products to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

A: On average, most customers are getting 1-3 months use out of a single tube. However there are three factors to consider.

1. The size of your tattoo or tattoos.

2. How much you apply per application.

3. How often you apply Inked Ritual a day. Once to twice a day is all you need to keep your ink looking bold and vibrant.

When applying, you only need a very small amount a thin layer, more is not better.


A: Yes. Inked Ritual is hypoallergenic and formulated for all skin types.. However, we always recommend testing it first on the inside of your forearm if you have very sensitive skin.

A: No. In fact, if you are not using a serum on your oily skin, you are missing out. Inked Ritual’s serum contains antioxidants, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin's which have dramatic effects in managing oily or acne prone skin.

A: No. Inked Ritual is non-comedogenic and specially formulated to not cause clogged pores.

A: Yes, Inked Ritual is cruelty free and has not been tested on animals during any point of development. Nor do we permit any third-party testing on animals. 

A: Yes. 

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A: No. Inked Ritual is a water-based serum and developed purposely without any oils or nut ingredients. These ingredients will negatively affect Inked Ritual's performance. 

A. Yes, Inked Ritual is 100% free of all the below toxic or harmful ingredients:

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) Butylene Glycol


Mineral Oil




Perfumes - Fragrances

Petrolatum or Petroleum Phthalates

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Propylene Glycol (PG)

Retinoic Acid & Derivatives

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES)

Synthetic Colors




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A: Inked Ritual comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you may return the product within 30 days of delivery. We will not accept returns after this window. In the event your products are returned to us, return shipping is at the expense of the customer and non-refundable.

To be eligible for a return, the product must be in the same condition that you received it; undamaged and in its original packaging. Once we receive and inspect your returned product, if the return is approved, you will automatically be refunded on the original payment method.

Original shipping & handling charges are non-refundable and products returned without first requesting a refund will not be accepted.

To authorize and process a return, contact us at info@inkedritual.com. Please include your full name and order number to prevent delays. A customer service representative will contact and return instructions will be provided.


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A: Yes, we do offer wholesale pricing on Inked Ritual Tattoo Care to select clients. For more details, please email admin@inkedritual.com. Include your contact information, business name, type, and location. One of our Inked Ritual sales representatives will contact you.

You may also call us toll-free at 1-800-438-8185.


A: Our Customer Service Team is always available by email Hello@inkedritual.com or by phone 800-438-8185. 

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