Get the look: THE FINISHER
Goal-scoring grooming switch-ups for football season.
- 4 MIN
- 3 PRODUCTS
David Beckham’s tattoos are a reflection of his life both on and off the football field and serve as a representation of his many milestones. Number ‘99’ sits proudly on his pinkie finger, marking the year 1999 in which he married his wife, Victoria Beckham, as well as aiding Manchester United to a European Treble. Whatever your reasons for inking up, there’s no bolder statement than a permanent piece of art on your arm and studies show that tattoos can make us lads look powerful. So, inspired by the football position, ‘The striker’ this men’s grooming product mirrors the attributes associated with this important player and therefore, is reliable and comes in strong. If you want to maintain this ethos and ensure your tattoos are as powerful as ever, you’ll want to invest in in a good tattoo-specific moisturiser, because in reality the only thing that should be faded is your jeans, right?
Tattoo after care
As with any new tattoo, there are specific after-care steps that your tattoo artist will inform you of. This generally includes keeping your bandage on for a few hours, then washing with antibacterial soap and water before continuing with an antibacterial gel. Once your tatt is no longer presenting any red flags, a good tattoo moisturiser will continue to help with the healing process as well as aiding in the preservation of the design, our tattoo specific moisturiser will do this whether your ink is fresh or not.
David and the L’Oreal team, have developed the Bold Statement Tattoo Moisturiser to hydrate your tattooed skin for up to 24 hours. It helps to revive tattoo colour and maintain boldness by preserving you tats original brightness. Since most people with tattoos love to expose a little more bare skin than your average person we’ve included a strong SPF30 to help protect against the sun’s damaging UV rays. The best part about the Bold Statement? It’s a spray-on moisturiser which means easy application and no residue on skin, allowing you to throw your kit on immediately.
On the day of the shoot, about 20 minutes before sun exposure, player Sana sprayed his inked-up areas with Bold Statement Tattoo Moisturiser, massaging it in until absorbed. Then, boom! Tattoos so vivid they were almost as blinding as Sana’s game on the pitch.
As for his hair, stylist Paul Duchemin who has experience at some of the world’s most prestigious salons, used his expert knowledge to tackle Sana’s recently-shorn do. “Sana came in from a visit to the barbershop the day before and he had a really tight, shaved do with volume on top,” explained Duchemin. “I just brushed it back with a flat brush and worked a squeeze of the Going Strong Styling Gel through the lengths to keep it all in place throughout the game.”
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