Skin care plays an important role in keeping tattoos looking their best. This month, we share skin care tips that dermatologists give patients who want to keep their tattoos looking vibrant. You’ll also find a few other tips that can be helpful if you have a tattoo.

Caring for tattooed skin (1:53)

What Dermatologists Tell their Patients

When thinking about where you’d like to get a tattoo, choose skin without a mole. Covering a mole with tattoo ink can make it more difficult to see a change. Sometimes, a changing mole is a sign of melanoma. Detecting and treating melanoma early improves the outcome.

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