Dream Tattoo Removal doesn’t want to dampen the party. Contrary to what some might believe, we are actually fans of well-thought-out tattoos. The ones we’re not a fan of are the spur of the moment tattoos that people don’t think all the way through. Those are the tattoos that we end up treating with state of the art laser technology, removing unwanted tattoos in most cases completely.
But people have gotten tattoos since the beginning of time. Who are we to knock the time-honored tradition of getting that all-important ink done. Like we said, we love it when our patients and clients think things through, which is why we like to educate our people as much as possible, that way they are making the most informed decision possible. So we’d like to take the opportunity to talk about the best time in the season to get a tattoo — the winter!
You wouldn’t think so, but it’s true. Most people think to get a tattoo during the warm spring and summer months, because they want to show it off at the beach or during other outdoor activities. You can’t really blame people for that. You don’t see many people getting tattoos not to show them off.
First off, it’s better to get your ink done in the winter months because your tattoo artist’s seat probably sees a bit of a decline during the winter months, as most parlors see a decline in sales, by and large.
Although the gratification and personal gains as far as getting that tattoo in the summer months are great, the health benefits certainly are not. Your tattoo is basically an open wound, so exposure to pollutants or environmental elements can have a counterproductive effect on your healing process.
The sun is also a tremendous nuisance to your tattoo. Harmful UV rays can have an adverse effect on the ink and cause it to fade prematurely. During the healing stage, your tattoo is particularly vulnerable to rapid fading.
You’ll also likely sweat in the spring and summer months, without even engaging in rigorous activity. When your wound stays moist, it can be fertile ground for harmful bacteria. Exposure to dust and dirt is nearly inevitable as well.
The benefits of getting a tattoo during the winter months are many. You’ll keep the area covered, keep your tattoo covered from the elements, allowing it to heal in the best way possible. You won’t have to worry about sweat and the cool air will provide pain relief as well. The cool, dry air is believed to be better for your tattoo as well, promoting healthy and more rapid healing. If your tattoo is properly covered in those awkward, early healing stages, you won’t have to worry about discomfort, allowing your tattoo the opportunity to heal properly.
You’re also not making much of a sacrifice. If you get a tattoo during the summer months, it would be wise to stay out of the sun, which can be downright torture to those of us who like to get our beach on. But during the winter, you’re not giving up anything — unless you live in one of those “beach life year-round” cities. You can cozy up, watch Netflix, and give your body the space it needs to heal properly.
If you have any other questions about tattoos, then don’t look at us. Look at your tattoo artist. But, if you have gotten a tattoo that you’re not so fond of anymore, or maybe downright despise, Dream Tattoo Removal offers state of the art laser tattoo removal in Brookline and Canton, MA. Call today to schedule your initial consultation and we’ll show you how laser tattoo removal can benefit you.