By Lochlan Charlton


Everyone loves a good cheeky fake tan, but is it safe to fake tan over your new tattoo? There’s no denying that it’s pretty tempting to apply fake tan over and around your new ink to enhance it’s appearance, but it is important to know that applying fake tan on or around your new tattoo can have a negative impact on the ink and the healing process.


Why You Shouldn't Use Fake Tan on New Tattoos:-

When you get a tattoo, the ink is injected into the dermis layer of your skin, which is deeper than the layer of skin where fake tan products work. As the tattoo heals, it will naturally peel and flake as part of the healing process, and it can take several weeks or even months for it to fully heal. During this time, your skin is sensitive and more prone to irritation and infection. Applying fake tan can clog pores and cause irritation, which can slow down the healing process and even damage your tattoo.



How Fake Tan Can Affect Your Tattoo Ink:-

Fake tan products contain chemicals that react with the top layer of your skin to produce a brown or bronze color. These chemicals can penetrate the upper layers of your skin and react with the ink in your tattoo. This can cause the ink to fade, blur or change color, resulting in a less defined and less attractive tattoo. Moreover, fake tan can alter certain colors of your tattoo permanently. 


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