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Waterproof Tattoo Cover Up For Swimming

By Chris Tebbutt / December 20, 2018

Tattoos look awesome!  Nearly everyone has one or more tattoos. Tattoos are an ideal way to show off your personality and unique sense of style. After getting a tattoo, there are certain steps you should take to make sure that you protect your body art and your health too. If you submerge your tattoo in water too soon, you risk a faded design and a bacterial infection too. Thus, if you love swimming, you should ensure you protect it from water in the best way possible. The best way to do this is to use a waterproof tattoo cover for swimming. Here are some of the most essential details to know about a waterproof tattoo cover for swimming.

What product do you suggest?

We actually have 2 products you can use to cover up your tattoo for swimming. One free method and the other paid. We suggest the product Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup Foundation with SPF 25. Not only does this get good reviews, but its also cost effective. This is perfect both men and women.

Our free option is listed below and involves lipstick.

What exactly is a waterproof tattoo cover up?


A waterproof tattoo cover is a makeup that prevents your tattoo from water damage. Most tattoo cover offer just a temporary solution. By using a tattoo cover up, you can choose whether to let your tattoo shine or not. With the right waterproof tattoo cover, you can prepare for your swimming trips without the worries of damaging your tattoo. If you want to remove your tattoo cover, all you need to need to wipe it with a soft cloth dipped in alcohol.

What are some of the critical factors to consider before applying a tattoo cover?

Before choosing your waterproof tattoo cover for swimming, it is important to consider factors, such as:

  • Degree of your tattoo fading
  • Colors in your original tattoo
  • The type of tattoo cover up you want to use
  • Whether or not any elements of your old tattoo are salvageable

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What are the critical steps to follow while covering your tattoo?

To cover up your tattoo you will need a concealer, a red lipstick and some translucent powder to present the makeup from smearing. Make sure that you choose items that are waterproof. Follow the steps below to cover up your tattoo.

Step 1: Apply the red lipstick on the tattoo.

Red color is essential as it contrasts with the darker color of the tattoo. It makes that tattoo appear as more neutral color, like you have applied a concealer. The red lipstick also helps to bring out a better natural skin color than the concealer. Additionally, it helps the make up to stick to your skin easily. Or use Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup Foundation with SPF 25 in replacement of makeup.

Step 2: Apply the Lighter Tattoo Concealer

Use the lighter concealer to cover the lipstick application. Use your brush to blend it with the lipstick application, until you can tell there is a tattoo underneath. The lighter concealer ensures  the red lipstick does not show through.

Step 3: Apply the Waterproof Tattoo Concealer

Apply the next waterproof tattoo cover up that matches the color of your skin. Blend it in using the brush until you cannot see the edges. By this time, you should have concealed a tattoo. The moisture from the red lipstick ensures that the tattoo area does not appear chalky and also prevents the cover up from looking too bright. This triple layer tattoo cover up method can be used on all tattoos successfully.

A waterproof tattoo cover up is vital before going for a swimming trip. With a good understanding of the steps above, you will certainly have an easy time applying the waterproof tattoo cover for swimming.

About the author

Chris Tebbutt

In 2016 I got my first house that had a pool and I had no idea where to begin. Over time I have learnt how to do most things myself (I am really into DIY) and wanted to share my information with other. I was one of the people who thought if water smelt like chlorine, that meant there was too much chlorine in the water!

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