• How long after getting a tattoo is it ok to use a sunbed??

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    17 thoughts on “How long after getting a tattoo is it ok to use a sunbed??

    • Tiffany H says:

      You can use a sunbed within a week with proper oiling to your tat

    • nikki says:

      I would say about a month. But try a month and a week, just to be sure!

    • Rose says:

      I’d wait about a month, depending on the size. More if it was bigger size and very detailed. When you do go to use the sunbed make SURE you cover it with a strong SPF sunscreen. Any amount of UV can damage a tattoo. Remember that your tattoo will be on you for life, make sure you take care of it!!

    • nandypooh says:

      My friend got a Tatoo on her hankle and was sun tanning the next day, she has had no problem with it at all.

    • loriclaymaker says:

      I’d wait at least a week. . . but be careful, if you expose your tattoo to the sun/sun bed it will fade faster over time.

    • Phil B says:

      you shouldnt really use sunbeds if you have tatts, it ruins them and makes them look blotchy and badly done. If it ABSOLUTELY VITAL that you need sunbeds, wait 3 months
      Stick to fake tans

    • Jenifer says:

      you need to wait at least 4 weeks to get in a sun bed and when you do get in a sun bed you need to put the highest spf sunscreen you can find to keep you tattoo looking its best

    • kristina807 says:

      I would actually quit using a sunbed after you get a tattoo. You are exposing it to UV light and can potentially fade your tattoo. If you really need to fake and bake, I would wait at least 1-1. 5 months and then when you do. . . put a very high spf sunblock on your tattoo.

    • Rider (12NI) says:

      Wait at least a month and even then use a high SPF sunblocker.

      Rider (inked and sunning)

    • somebody says:

      generally. . . NEVER!! you should protect your skin and your tattoo from damage by staying out of the sun and all other devices that harm your body as such. uv rays break down the ink in a tattoo and it won’t take long for your tattoo to look horrible. do yourself a favor and save your skin, just stay out of the sun.

    • Kristie G says:

      NO TANNING. IT KILLS YOUR TATTOO. Cover it with a piece of clothing or buy a sunblock stick (spf 50). You dont want any light penetrating and fading it out

    • oystergirl says:

      If the tattoo is healed then you will be A-Ok to go to a sunbed. But remember. . . Tanning in general is not good for tattoo’s as it fades them! So. . . keep that in mind.

    • zigzag says:

      I wouldn’t recommend goinog on a sunbed ith tattoos full stop, as any amount of exposure to UV rays will damage the tattoo. If you do have to go on the sunbed, you should wait until the tattoo is COMPLETELY healed, this varies depending on the size of the tattoo. If you can’t cover thae tattoo up, then you should cover it with the highest protection sunblock you can, like factor 60.

    • honeybee says:

      waite a month and always use 50 sunblock. . . or better yet dont tan and show off your great tattoos. . with out taning

    • Sarah B says:

      I would cover your tattoo up if you go tanning in a tanning bed. You don’t want to fade your tattoo so soon. I cover my tattoo for the first few months in the sun. Then as its been there for awhile I make sure I put sun screen on it. Good luck with that.

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    • cheri h says:

      let it heal all the wat first then always cover it with sunscreen or color will fade fast

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