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Why Is Winter the Best Time to Get a Tattoo?

Spring and summer seem to be seasons that people, usually, get tattoos.  We assume this is because people seek change and want to show off some skin during these months.  However, if you live in a climate where it gets particularly cold a number of months out of the year, you should consider getting that tattoo you have always wanted in the winter.

...you should consider getting that tattoo you have always wanted in the winter.

Pauldron

Pauldron by Jesse Wilson.  Click on pic to see more.

Mandala by David Ronin.  Click on pic to see more.

Simply put, it is better to heal a tattoo in the winter than in the summer because you are less likely to expose the new tattoo to harsh elements such as sun and water.  We like to stay covered in the winter, and that is good for healing your tattoo.  It takes one to two months for your tattoo to heal and the skin to normalize.  During this healing period, the tattoo can be easily degraded by the harmful UV rays of the sun.  During the first two weeks soaking the tattoo is extremely harmful to the ink.  Especially so, if you go swimming in a pool or sit in a hot tub.  Chlorine is exceptionally bad for a tattoo before the skin completely heals.  Check out our after care for tattoos if you have recently received a tattoo from Tribal Rites.

It takes one to two months for your tattoo heal and the skin to normalize.

To Summarize:

  • Sun is harmful for a tattoo and we are less likely to expose our tattoo to the sun during winter.  Always use sunblock on your tattoo.
  •  Going swimming whether in a pool, lake, or ocean can degrade the ink during this critical time.
  • Soaking in water is harmful to a tattoo during its healing period. Chlorine is especially bad for your new tattoo.  If chlorine from a pool or hot tub gets into the ink during healing you could bleach your tattoo.

Sun is harmful for a tattoo and we are less likely to expose our tattoo to the sun during winter.

We know you have settled in for the long fall and winter season, but come on in and hang with a Tribal Rites artist for a bit so they can create a one of a kind custom tattoo for you.  Your tattoo will be all healed by the time spring and summer come around, and, then, you can show it off to all your friends and family.

Call one of our shops today or contact us through out contact page.   Make your Appointment today.

Boulder 303-449-4611

Westminster 303-776-9333

Longmont 303-421-5700

Elephant by Christian Buitrago.  Click on pic to see more.

Boulder

1309 E College Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
303-449-4611

Longmont

1716 Main St
Longmont, CO, 80501
303-776-9333

Westminster

7735 W 92nd Ave
Westminster, CO, 80021
303-421-5700

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