Many of us believe that the best time to get a tattoo is the summer or springtime since the weather is hot and more skin is exposed. However, the best time to get a tattoo is in the fall and winter for many reasons.
Consider the healing process. Minimal exposure to sun, sand, sunscreen, and chlorine will help your skin to heal faster. These elements can aggravate your skin and lead to infection.
Another element that can cause infection is sweat; sweat can irritate the new tattoo causing itching, irritation, and infection! During the winter your body isn’t exposed to these factors as much, can heal faster, and with less chance of infection.
Appearance is another reason why getting a tattoo in the winter can be a better choice. At first, your new tattoo will NOT look “pretty”. Initially, your tattoo will be swollen, irritated, and sensitive. Once it starts to heal, the swelling will go down but then the scabbing will begin. Scabbing and peeling are not a pretty sight to see! In the winter, and depending on where your tattoo is, you can cover it up and let it peel in peace! Once your tattoo is completely healed, you will be able to show off your new ink in the best way, and just in time for summer!
Finally, many studios are slower in the cooler months. You will have a better chance of getting the appointment of your choice in the winter rather than in the summer when the studios are busier! You will have your artist’s undivided attention and focus!
There is just one flaw in getting a tattoo in the winter. In the winter there is a chance of getting the flu, a cold, or virus. Being sick can drain your immune system and make it harder for your body to heal in all ways, and that includes your Tattoo. If you are feeling slightly ill, it is best that you postpone your tattoo appointment until you are in tip-top shape!
I hope you find this helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to email us!