Direct sunlight will absolutely damage a fresh tattoo. It takes up to 2 months for your skin to fully regenerate. If you tan or burn your tattoo, the ink can scar and brown out in color.
We recommend a spf 45 sunblock by H2Ocean called Sea Life. This can be applied after one month of healing. Until that time, you should keep it protected with clothing or Ink Armor protective sleeves.
As far as swimming goes we recommend no swimming for two weeks. Showers are definitely good and recommended but no baths. It’s the prolonged soaking that can affect your ink.