by Alexandra Samuel
WireImageThe day after the Oscars, the gorgeous Cate Blanchett was spotted coming out of Hollywood tattoo spot Shamrock Social Club with black covering her wrist. Some are saying it's an "Oscar" tattoo -- a tribute to her win -- while others say it's tribute to her late pal, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Me? I figure we'll see soon enough.
No matter what her (or your) tattoo of choice is, there are a few rules to remember to keep any fresh ink looking, well, fresh.
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While you should listen to your tattoo artist about how to care for your new tattoo while it heals, you need to take care of it every single day to keep it looking bright for your whole life. Think about old dudes with seriously fadded tats that look more like blobs than actual art. Obvs, someone hasn't been wearing enough SPF.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, UV rays can cause ink to fade over time, so it's super important to rock a waterproof sunscreenRead More »from Cate Blanchett Got a Tattoo. Did You, Too? Here's How to Care for It