The Sun and your New Custom Tattoo do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, especially in Hawaii. Here at our Hawaii Custom Tattoos Studio, the award-winning tattoo shop 434 Tattoo, we have people very interested in how the sun and the ocean will impact their newly inked pride and joy!
“The sun is your the enemy of your skin and your new tattoo.” Tattoo Adam, Owner and Tattooist, has shared with many customers over the years.
A few tips for protecting your skin and ink from the Sun:
If you just got inked, stay out the sun, the ocean, and pools for at least 2 weeks. 3 weeks is even better! The ocean harbors countless numbers of microorganisms waiting to take up residence in your body and your fresh flesh! You’re going to want to keep a light layer of lotion, ointment, etc. over your new tattoo to keep it moisturized and the sun will surely dry that up so again, at least 2, if not 3 weeks no sunning or swimming! So you might want to go in the ocean as much as you can before getting that new custom piece…
Use the highest amount of SPF that you can. If you’re going in the water, get a waterproof sunscreen and don’t be afraid to apply more.
Keep your tattoos covered up. The better you take care of your skin, so less exposure to the harmful UVs, the better off your new tattoos will be.
Now that you have the information on how to care for your skin and your tattoo, you’re ready to go, or come in! All consultations are free, appointments preferred, walk-ins always welcome!
We hope to see you soon in our Honolulu Tattoo parlor located near the famous Waikiki Strip and Ala Moana Beach Park.
The 411 about 434:
434 Ena Road