Meet Your Tat's Enemies
UVA & UVB radiation work in tandem to fade and distort your ink. UVA rays break down ink held in your dermis, the second layer of your skin, and white blood cells will target that ink as a foreign substance and carry it away in your blood stream.
While it may take years of UVA exposure to fade your tattoos, prolonged UVB exposure and resulting sunburns can have much quicker negative results on your ink. Intense sunburns can affect the coloring and clarity of your tattoo’s lines, especially if your tattoo is still healing.
The key to integrating an outdoor, active lifestyle with your artwork is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that will shield you from both UVA and UVB radiation.