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Thinking Of Getting A Tattoo? These 35 Pics Reveal How Tattoos Age Over Time

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Thinking Of Getting A Tattoo? These 35 Pics Reveal How Tattoos Age Over Time

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Your new tattoo might look pretty awesome now, but have you ever wondered what it'd look like when you're older? Well, check out this list compiled by Bored Panda, to see for yourself how tattoo ink fades over time.

There are many reasons as to why this happens. The type of ink can make a big difference for example, with cheaper ink often fading much quicker than higher quality alternatives. The color of the ink makes a big difference too, as the lighter the ink, the faster it fades (remember that next time you're thinking about getting one of those white ink tattoos!). Another thing to consider is the placement of your tattoo, as this can also influence the speed with which it fades. Tattoos on areas that see a lot of activity, such as your feet and your fingers, are much more likely to fade more quickly than tattoos on your back or chest for example. Also, the tattoo design comes in play too - the smaller and more intricate the detailing is, the more chance it will get blurred years later. And never forget to search for a highly skilled and qualified tattoo artist, as he is the one who will execute the work itself.

One way to keep your tattoo looking fresh is to ensure that you follow the proper healing procedures as even the best tattoos can be affected by not taking proper care. Most tattoo parlors will advise you about this, so make sure you pay attention! Also, as tempting as it might be, don't spend too much time touching your new tattoo idea that came to life, as this can lead to discoloration and infection. Finally, if your tattoo is new then try to keep it out of the sun, and even when it's fully healed, make sure you always wear the highest SPF sunscreen on any exposed tattoos whenever you're out and about.

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Jonathan Eatsalot
2 years ago
looks better aged given the subject
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GlassOfWater
2 years ago
This still looks in good condition
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Rafael Tiba
2 years ago
I was half-expecting the wave to have crashed.
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Luc Mailloux
2 years ago
The black-scale stuff looks good.
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J.E.C.
2 years ago
I mean, it is small print very close together. You know it is going to bleed a little so this was a bad call, the tattoo artist should have told them this would happen. Maybe they did..
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When I had decided to get the tattoo done, I knew that the area was not ideal and that the tattoo would fade at some point. I made a point to follow the aftercare instructions "to a T". My expectation was that I would have this tattoo for longer than a week.
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Martha Liebenberg
2 years ago
It's called a blowout. Happens when the needle goes too deep into the skin. Fingers are very hard to do, the skin is flimsy. It could happen the most skilled artists. It's just a poor choice in placement. That's all.
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Laury M.
2 years ago
Lighting, camera angle and quality are all wildly different, so that's not entirely fair.
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GlassOfWater
2 years ago
Still looks okay
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Michel M. Prins
2 years ago
Interesting tribal design. A quick touch up should do the trick, that's the nice part about a tribal tattoo
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Jessica Bailey
2 years ago
Looks cute and I like it better aged.
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Notchimine Mette
2 years ago
A decomposed Michael Jackson...
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Michel M. Prins
2 years ago
The dark tone of the current one actually compliments the fact that it should represent an ancient Celtic symbol. Giving it a touch-up would be nice, but won't be all that necessary
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J.E.C.
2 years ago
that's really not that bad.
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Hope Floats
2 years ago
I don't know what kind of coloured ink was used here,but I had a blue butterfly tattooed 17 years ago and it's still bright blue today... ( Maybe it's down to the ink they use?)
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