If you have a tattoo, and you’re going to be in the sun, protect it with sunscreen. Because the sun can fade your ink over time– or change the colors.The best sunscreens for tattoos contain zinc oxide – and you don’t need a fancy brand to get that. In fact, it’s in every bottle of Coppertone. Zinc oxide stays on TOP of your skin, forming a physical barrier – instead of sinking in, and creating a chemical barrier. But don’t worry, even though it’s creating a physical barrier, you won’t see it. Plus, because zinc oxide isn’t absorbed into the skin, it’s non-irritating and non-allergenic.