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(Don’t) Fade to Black

January 19th, 2009 by

One of the biggest bummers about tattoos is that if you like to spend a lot of time in the sun, ultimately your artwork will fade.  Even if you don’t spend a lot of time in the sun, it’s inevitable that your tattoos will lose the vibrancy that they had on the day they were first inked.

Interestingly enough, the problem of tattoo fading has not only been studied but supposedly solved by Matthew Nicolo, president of Florida based Tattoo Inkguard.  Nicolo’s product calls itself “…the first ever topical skin care treatment designed to protect the ink pigments deposited in the skin,” and promises to protect your tattoos from further harm as well as maintaining whatever vibrancy that they may already possess.  

The treatment’s ingredients rely on common antioxidants such as green tea, pomegranate, cocoa, carrot, coffee, as well as vitamins E,D and A.  I’ve never personally tried the product, but even if it doesn’t work, at the very least it sounds like it wouldn’t taste too bad on a cracker. 

Several tattoo shops across the US are already carrying Tattoo Inkguard, and an 8oz tube of the stuff will run you $25.  Editors are also welcome to contact Nicolo for samples to review, so if any editors out there (cough..ahem…Matt) are interested, I’m sure there are more than a few writers willing to give the stuff a try (cough…ahem, me.)  As for the rest of you tattooed guys and dolls out there who are concerned about the adverse effects of sun and time on your artwork, you can start by checking out Tattoo Inkguard’s website right here.

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