Your skin is a very important organ because it’s the first line of defense against any invasion of our body. Why? Because what goes ONTO the skin, goes INTO the blood.
EFFECTS OF SUN EXPOSURE
There are 3 skin layers epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous.
Tattoos are placed in the second layer, dermis but right above it, in between epidermis and the dermis are cells called melanocytes. When exposed to sun, these cells produce a dark substance melanin which we call a “tan”.
Vanity tells us that we look better, but what is actually happening is our body is defending the deep skin layers from the destructive UV rays.
HOW DOES A TAN AFFECT YOUR TATTOO?
It distorts the colour especially bright colours. This is not temporary!
It has a similar effect to laser tattoo removal. UV rays that are not stopped by the tanned filter, seep through and damage cells in the deeper layers of the skin, where your tattoo is placed and damage molecules of ink.
The body is amazing and our self immune system will constantly attempt to get rid of the smaller tattoo ink particles and break down the bigger ones.
When you get sunburnt on the tattoo or surrounding areas it speeds up ink breakdown and causes the immune system to start repairing the damage.
While skin damage is being repaired the smaller ink particles are being eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system and liver. Your tattoo is loosing it’s vibrancy.
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