Long term tattoo care
October 9, 2013 8:35 AM Subscribe
After my tattoos are healed, what skin care (besides the obvious sunblock) should I use for long term skin/tattoo care?
posted by y6y6y6 to health & fitness (5 answers total)
I already know sunblock is a must, and that direct sunlight is the worst thing I can do to my tattoos. But beyond that, I'd like to start using something like moisturizer to keep the tattoos looking good as long as possible. Trouble is, I'm a nerd. I know video games and beer and D&D and programming and such. I have no idea about skin care. And the stuff you find on the Internet seems to fall mostly into either probable marketing BS, or dubious anecdotes. My main questions -
1) Are pricey lotions worth the money? And which are the best?
2) Are there skin care products that will actually make my tattoos look better?
3) Is rubbing my skin with this stuff actually going to make the tattoos blur faster? It seems like rubbing the ink under my skin is a bad idea. But that's just an intuitive notion.
These are all tattoos on my arms.