Believe it or not, the art of tattooing has been around for thousands and thousands of years. Otzi the Iceman, the natural mummy of a man who lived in 3,300 BC, had 57 tattoos on his person. Based on their placement, there are some theories that these tattoos may have been used for therapeutic purposes. Throughout history, tattoos have been used for a variety of reasons. They were used as part of religious ceremonies and rituals, as well as symbolizing class, rank, and accomplishments. Today, Orogold Cosmetics has products which can enhance the appearance of tattoos.
In modern day American, tattoos are primarily for decorative purposes, but the majority of tattooed individuals have uniquely special meanings or reasons associated with their tattoos. But some people, often rebellious teens, will get a tattoo for the sake of getting a tattoo. Getting inked should never be done on a whim. This image will forever be part of your appearance.
Since you and your tattoo are going to be together for the long haul, it is imperative that you take care of your tattoo so that it still looks good decades from now. Caring for your tattoo is a matter of caring for the skin upon which your tattoo is located. Using high quality Orogold products is going to have a substantial impact on the preservation of your tattoo.
Your Tattoo and Sun Protection
If you want to extend the quality life of your tattoo, the most important step you can take is sun protection. This means applying a broad spectrum sunscreen to an exposed tattoo every time you go outdoors. This measure should be taken all year round, not just in the warmer months. Ultraviolet rays are always present, even with cloud cover and cold weather. You need protection of at least 30 SPF and should choose a water resistant sunscreen.
If you fail to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, not only will it damage the appearance of your skin, but will fade your tattoo. It may fade to the extent that it becomes difficult to determine what the original tattoo was. There is no way to correct this fading without getting tattooed again.
You should keep your tattoo moisturized with a lotion or cream, like Orogold moisturizing day cream. If you use a petroleum based moisturizer, it may cause it to fade. Keep the skin palette of your tattoo hydrated and treat it with collagen to try to avoid wrinkles. Depending on placement, these wrinkles could warp the tattoo as you age.
If you are desperate to have your tattoo removed, dermatologists can use a Q-switched laser to break up the tattoo ink so that it can be removed by your body. Although this option is out there, it is expensive, painful, and takes many sessions to complete. Depending on the ink, some tattoos will never be completely removed.
The better option is to take your time and be absolutely certain before you have someone place permanent images on your skin. If you are committed to getting a tattoo, use Oro Gold products from your Orogold store, like Golden Body Butter, and broad spectrum sunscreen to preserve the integrity of your tattoo.