This past weekend, while taking in the sights of all the beautiful freaks at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Brian & I noticed something a little less fabulous: tattooed skin on parade goers becoming sun burnt as we all partied under the strong rays for hours. And many tattoos looked like they’d never seen a bottle of sunscreen before.
We hear it from our tattooists all the time: “protect your investment,” “keep it out of the sun to keep it looking new longer,” “don’t make my work look bad–wear sunscreen!”
But slathering on creams and sprays every day takes time. It can be greasy. The protective film may mask the brilliant colors and bold blacks underneath. And the reapplying it…yeah, it’s a pain. What’s the alternative, however?
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