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SPY Guide: 5 Products You Need To Take Care Of Your Tattoos

* Keep your tats clean and looking fresh with these picks
* Great options for cover-ups at photo shoots or interviews
* Products include foundations, moisturizers and body wash

The first tattoo ever documented was in 1898, when a medical doctor by the name of Daniel Fouquet wrote an article on “medical tattooing” practices in Ancient Egypt. He described the tattooed markings on female mummies that were used for medicinal or therapeutic purposes. Although tattoos in present time may not be used to heal, it’s certain that most ink tells a fascinating story–even the tramp stamps.

Some people get them to serve as a memorial, some as a way to express personality and passion. Others do it just because it looks awesome. Proper care and maintenance prevent fresh tats from getting infected and keep existing tattoos looking new. As much as we want to show off our ink, there are some occasions where a quick cover up is necessary, like at a photo shoot or job interview. We’ve lined up five products you need to take care of your tats–and to cover them up, when necessary.

1. Bairly Sheer High Intensity Body Blemish & Tattoo Cover

Got an interview coming? Look polished without your skin feeling greasy with this lightweight, high-intensity spray. Easy to apply, this soft spray blends naturally with non-transfer coverage that will last all day.

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2. Hustle Butter Deluxe Tattoo Butter

Hustle Butter Deluxe is an luxury tattoo care product used for every stage in the tattoo process. Made with vegan ingredients, this tattoo butter helps prepare the skin to make it more soft and supple, offers superior glide during the tattooing process and helps the skin heal afterwards.

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3. Billy Jealousy Tattoo Wash

Billy Jealousy Tattoo Wash boasts four skin-boosting cleaners to rid your skin of dirt, excess oil and dead cells. With ingredients like cucumber and papaya extract, hydrolyzed oat protein and glycolic AHA, this tattoo wash helps tats retain their color while keeping skin soft and supple. It’s no wonder this body wash is a favorite, whether you have ink or not.


4. Tattoo Goo Renew Lotion

This water-based, non-greasy lotion is specially designed to enhance colors and to keep your tattoos looking like the day you got them. Tattoo Goo Renew Lotion penetrates the skin’s surface and deeply moisturizes to keep your tats vibrant and fresh.


5. Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Sometimes the occasion calls for covering up your ink, and nobody knows tats and beauty better than Kat Von D. Her high-pigment Lock-It Tattoo Foundation offers full coverage with a long-lasting, smooth finish.