Greetings, Body Art Fans!
Happy Summertime! This is the busiest time of the year for tattoo artists, as the warm weather and more-revealing summer fashions tend to make people think more of getting ink. However, remember that summertime is the hardest on skin art and if you're going to make the investment, it's worth taking the time to heal it properly and then protect it from the sun! I was camping in California recently and found that some 80 SPF sunblock and lightweight-but-long-sleeved tops were very much in order.
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