Aftercare Knowledge Base Aftercare Do I need to protect my tattoo from the sun? Is it true that black ink will outlast colour ink as the tattoo gets older? What is the aftercare for my new tattoo? Why isn’t the colour as bright or the black as dark as the day I got my tattoo? Will my tattoo fade? Can tattoos be removed? I work out a lot. What precautions do I need to take after getting a tattoo? Why is my tattoo peeling and flaking off? Can I shave over a new tattoo? Will hair still grow through my tattoo? What if my tattoo gets infected? Can I get my new tattoo wet?