The Best Time to Remove Your Tattoo

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Summer is almost over, and while some people might miss hot, sunny days, there are actually plenty of benefits that come with the colder seasons (aside from hot chocolate and Christmas lights)! The best time to remove, revise, or replace your tattoo is actually in the autumn and winter months. Here’s why!

 

Avoid Direct Sun Exposure

When getting or removing a tattoo, the best thing you can do for your skin is to keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can damage the skin, but can especially have adverse effects if you’re removing your tattoo. Sun exposure during tattoo removal can slow the process down or cause complications to your body’s natural healing process. At Tatt2Away, we want to make sure your tattoo is removed and healed as quickly and safely as possible. This means that the summer months are naturally riskier to begin tattoo removal. During winter or fall, you’re less likely to be spending as much time baking in the sun! 


Keep Your Tattoo Covered

A byproduct of the colder months is more clothes. Those cute scarfs, big sweatshirts, and thick pants you’ve been saving in the back of your closet all year are going to be put to use for more than just keeping you warm– they’ll also provide an extra layer of protection from the sun. While you’re trading out your bathing suit for hats and gloves, you’ll also be aiding in the removal of your tattoo and your body’s healing.


Tattoo Removal and the Sun

Any procedure involving the skin in the summer, when UV exposure is at its highest, always comes with increased risk of adverse effects compared to in the winter, based on geographic location. When the skin is exposed to UV light it puts your skin at risk for burning, peeling, and hyperpigmentation due to increased production of melanin. If you combine the side effects of too much sun exposure with a skin treatment like tattoo removal, (where your skin needs to rejuvenate itself effectively,) it can end with adverse effects.

 

It’s a myth that you have to wait until summer is over to get skin treatments; tattoo removal can be perfectly safe and effective during summer months as long as you are following correct aftercare. If done with the right precautions and an experienced technician, you can still receive tattoo removal treatments and enjoy your summer! Just remember to protect your skin with physical barriers, hydrate your skin, and heed the expert skin care advice from our technicians. 

 

Since we're rapidly approaching the colder months, now is the ideal time to start your tattoo removal treatments. If you start now, your skin will be ink-free by the time the next swimsuit season rolls around. Book your free consultation with Tatt2Away on our website.


Tattoo Removal Aftercare 

The number one way to protect your skin from the sun is to keep it covered and out of direct sunlight. However, for best results in your tattoo removal journey, make sure to also follow aftercare instructions. For the best aftercare practices, listen to the advice of your Tatt2Away technicians, and follow these steps. At Tatt2Away we prioritize our clients, your body, and your skin using a holistic process. We always want to make sure your body is treated properly before, during, and after tattoo removal; we prep your skin for removal prior to treatment, we use an all natural process that lifts the ink out of your body, and following treatment, we provide an aftercare program specific to your body’s needs for optimal healing. Your health and tattoo removal are most important to us!


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