The Sun and Your New Tattoo

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:

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


One thought on “The Sun and Your New Tattoo

  1. Aloha Everyone , Tattoo Adam Here with a small fact recently learned by a doctor who had been tattooed out of our shop a few weeks back . Did you know that as long as you are using a sunblock of at least 30 SPF , it is the same as using SPF 100 . The only difference is going to be you are paying more for the higher SPF brand . Save your money for your next tattoo when going out hunting for the best Tattoo sunblock . Our Shop now sells our own brand of sunblock now for your new tattoo as well .

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