Is Red Light Therapy Safe for Tattoos?

According to some estimates, 3 in 10 Americans have at least one tattoo. With red light therapy and other types of light therapy gaining popularity, tattooed folks might be wondering if red light therapy can harm tattoos. And what about other types of light therapy, like infrared lamp therapy or amber, green or blue light therapy? 

Thankfully, the answer is no. Red light therapy does not have any negative effect on tattoos. 

Excessive sunlight can be harmful to tattoos, as it can cause the tattoo ink to fade and the skin to become irritated. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight can cause damage to the top layers of skin, which can make the tattoo look faded or blurred. Additionally, sun exposure can cause the skin to become dry and itchy, which can lead to scabbing or flaking of the tattoo. To protect a tattoo from sun damage, it's a good idea to use a sunscreen with a high SPF rating, and to cover the tattooed area with clothing or a bandage when spending extended periods of time in the sun. It's also important to keep the tattoo moisturized to help prevent dryness and itching.

What this means is UV light is the culprit in fading tattoos, especially colors other than black. Fortunately, none of RubyLux bulbs contain any ultraviolet (UV) rays. So your tattoos are safe with us!

When you are ready to experience red light therapy or any of the other types of light therapy we offer, head to our shop!