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Tips for Long-lasting Image and Script Tattoos

How to Keep Image and Script Tattoos Looking like New for Longer

No matter what type of tattoos you may have, such as image or script tattoos, they can be kept looking like new for longer periods of time when you take proper care of them. Tattoos can start to fade over time with the lettering appearing less vibrant and more blurry and the colours fading in colourful tattoos. There are things that you can do, however, to slow down this aging process to help your tattoos remain fresh-looking for longer.

If you’re like most people, you absolutely love your tattoo and would be willing to do all you can to make sure that the artwork is preserved for as long as possible. Here are some tips you can follow to slow down the fading and aging process for all types of image and script tattoos.

Follow All Aftercare Instructions

Once you have received your tattoo you will be provided with aftercare instructions by the tattoo artist. It’s very important that you follow these instructions in the letter. If you are given aftercare recommendations by friends or other family members who have received a tattoo in the past, it’s important to disregard their advice if it conflicts with the guidelines offered by your artist. This is the best thing you can do to help the healing process proceed quickly and smoothly without any complications. 

If you don’t follow the aftercare instructions provided by the artist, the quality of your new tattoo can be impacted negatively. It’s important to keep your tattoo clean since there is an open wound and there is always the possibility of an infection setting in. The only time you can touch the tattoo is if you are putting on ointment or washing it. Make sure that nobody else gets the opportunity to touch your tattoo. If you are going to be showing it off, make sure that you warn the person ahead of time not to touch it.

Stay Out Of the Sun

The sun can take its toll on a tattoo so make sure that once you have received your new image or script tattoos that you stay out of the sun. As well, once your tattoo is 14 days old and has lost all of the scabs that had previously formed, it’s important to wear sunscreen if the tattoo will be exposed to the sun. The sunscreen should be a minimum of SPF 30. If you have a tattoo in an area that is not exposed to the sun and remains covered, you don’t have to apply the sunscreen.

The sun is actually your tattoo’s biggest enemy in terms of the preservation of the artwork. Even getting sun exposure when you’re driving in the car can cause fading. Tanning beds can also lead to a fading tattoo so make sure that you bring along sunscreen when you go to the tanning studio so that it can be applied before you get into one of the tanning beds.

Remember that exposure to the sun can degrade a tattoo even if you have script tattoos that are just black in colour. Black, colour and black and grey tattoos can all be negatively affected by the sun.

Keep Your Large and Small Tattoos Well-Moisturized

Moisturizing your tattoos on a daily basis will help keep the skin hydrated. As well, the elasticity in your skin depends on daily hydration. This is especially important for large and small tattoos that appear on different parts of the area that are more prone to fade quickly such as the hands, knees and elbows.

Keep your large-sized, medium-sized and small tattoos looking their finest for as long as possible. Any tattoo will naturally look a lot more vibrant when your skin doesn’t appear ashy and dried out. Just work the application of moisturizer into your daily routine to maintain the look of your tattoos. It just takes an extra few minutes of your time and will make a world of difference for even the very tiny and small tattoos that you have.

Get Touch-Ups as Necessary

Your tattoo will stay looking its best as long as you keep your skin well-hydrated and you avoid exposure to the sun. As well, tattoo ink has been evolving during the years and has become more resilient to fading. The application skills of artists has also improved over time. When you are getting your tattoo it’s a good idea to talk to the tattoo artist to find out how long you can reasonably expect your tattoo to look like new before it starts to fade.

You should be realistic about your expectations, however, and understand that touch-ups may be required after a certain amount of time has passed. When you see your tattoo starting to look less vibrant, you’ll know that it’s time to get a touch-up. You may also notice that any black lines in your image or script tattoos have spread out and have started to look fuzzy. It’s easy to get these fuzzy lines looking sharp once again when you go back to the tattoo studio for a touch-up.

Best Tattoo Studio Toronto

When it’s time to get a tattoo it’s time to look for the best tattoo studio Toronto. The quality of your tattoo all depends on the artist that is delivering it and his skill. No amount of aftercare will make a poor quality tattoo look any better. The best thing that you can do is to use the best tattoo studio Toronto that has highly skilled artists.

At Hon Tattoo we are extremely proud of our tattoo artists and proudly display their work on our website. We understand the importance that your tattoo has for you and we are able to envision the work you want done. We will make sure that the vision for your new tattoo comes to life just as you want it to. 

To learn more about our commitment to customer satisfaction, our artists and some of our previous tattoo projects, please visit our website now at

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