The Best Sunscreen to Protect Your Tattoos

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SPF Protection for Tattoos

Everyone is aware that protecting yourself from the sun is important and that we should all be using sunscreen daily, but what is the best practice for tattoos? 

When you get a new tattoo, it is important to avoid the sun completely until it has healed. The healing process can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks depending upon location and your skin type.

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Remember, Dermatologists advise that you cannot apply SPF to a new, or not-yet-fully healed tattoo, due to risk of infection or a reaction.

After the healing process is complete, sunscreen is highly recommended to keep your tattoo looking fresh and vibrant.

The best advice is that your tattoo should never be exposed to sunlight without some form of sun protection as ultraviolet light from the sun can not only damage the skin but can also cause a tattoo to fade.

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What Sunscreen Should I Use On A Tattoo?

The best sunscreen is one that works best for you, your skin type and fits your routine. Importantly, it needs to be easy to use and apply clear to show off your tattoos in true colour.

Clear Spray Options

The full range of KINeSYS Spray Sunscreens contain Vitamin E to nourish and moisturise the skin and best of all they spray on clear, leaving no white cast on your ink.

The oil and alcohol-free formula is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t block your pores and is ideal for face and body.

Clear Mineral Zinc

Unlike most mineral sunscreens that leave a white cast, KINeSYS SPF 30 Clear Zinc goes on white and rubs in clear to display your tattoos’ vibrant colours.

It is packed with nourishing oils to moisturise your skin and has a fresh peppermint scent as an added bonus. 

If you have tattoos, this sunscreen is perfect for keeping them looking new. It takes 10 seconds or less to apply and goes on clear unlike lotions that can leave a white cast and make them look fuzzy and skin look flaky.”


My all-time favourite sunscreen.  Sprays on super easily, created for active lifestyles and keeps my tattoos looking new.

~Irene Pappas

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