Tattoo's Are For Life
Life and Your Tattoo
Tattoos are cool and there are many different reasons that people get tattoos,
The pictures words and designs used for most tattoos have a special meaning to the person wearing them.
To remember a friend or family member, who has passed away, to commemorate their children’s names, or to prove their love for that special other half.
Others get tattoos done because they like them, for a drunken dare or just because of peer pressure their friends are all getting tattoos so they have to get one too.
Whatever your reason for having a tattoo there are a number of factors that you must take into consideration before you make that final decision.
Tattoos are for life but life can be unkind sometimes and your precious tattoo can become faded, unreadable or even become a disfigured blob.
Tattoos can be removed though but it can prove to be costly and painful, for more information on tattoo removal please read this article that I published earlier.
Life and Your Tattoo
Choosing the right tattoo for you can prove to be difficult enough but choosing where on your body to put your tattoo once that decision is made is not only difficult but it is vital that you choose a body part that will not change too much as you age.
Life throws up all sorts of obstacles that can change how your Tattoo looks, putting on weight, losing weight, pregnancy, wrinkles, operation scars, and general wear and tear on your body through aging.
How will your tattoo look 10 years from now?
It may look exactly the same as it does now, maybe it will be a little faded but hey you can just go back and get it touched up.
You may put on a little weight, this can stretch your tattoo but if you don't put too much weight on it should be ok.
You may lose a little weight, this can cause your tattoo to become saggy and off kilter but again if you don't lose a lot of weight it should be ok.
You may have an operation in hospital leaving a scar in the middle of your tattoo but the chances of that are rather slim. of course accidents can also affect tattoos leaving them scarred or disfigured.
The chances of your tattoo fading, stretching or sagging increase as you get even older 20 or 30 years from now wrinkles start appearing, skin texture starts changing and it becomes more difficult to keep your body in shape and any tattoos that you have will change as your body changes.
Some tattoos will stay almost the same for the rest of your life barring accidents or operations on those locations of course, maybe a little fading can be expected but that can be touched up easily.
Belly Tattoos are Popular with Young Ladies
Pregnancy Can Leave Stretch Marks
Women and Tattoos
More and more young ladies these days are having tattoos done most opting for the upper arm near the shoulder, just above the shoulder blade on their back, the back of the neck, the lower back at the waistband on their ankles and just above the pubic hair on their stomachs. most of these are good locations for tattoos and they should last the test of time however the most endangered tattoo on that list is the tattoo just above the pubic hair. (PICTURED)
At some point in their lives these young ladies will want to start a family, pregnancy will stretch these tattoos and when the baby has been born the tattoo will never be the same again, Pregnancy can also leave you with stretch marks which will also disfigure your tattoo, if your child needs to be delivered by caesarean section chances are that the doctor will have to cut right through the middle of the tattoo. of course you could always get a tattoo done after a C-Section to cover up the scarring.
Pregnancy will cause stretch marks in some young ladies, which can cause damage to tattoos, leaving them saggy or cutting through the tattoo and leaving gaps.
Other body parts Male and Female
Weight gain and weight loss has a detrimental effect on tattoos, men with tattoos on their chest could find 20 years down the line that they have developed man boobs, leaving their once great looking tattoo saggy and stretched an almost unrecognisable, tattoos on the arm muscles look great when you are young but if you develop "bingo wings" just think how that tattoo would look, Cellulite can discolor or disfigure tattoos and wrinkles because of aging,can change tattoos too.
Weight Gain followed by Weight loss leads to flabby skin and stretch marks on many parts of your body doing your tattoos no end of damage.
In essence when choosing your tattoo try to put them where there will be less of a negative effect from lifes hardships on your upper arm near the shoulder, the back of your neck above the shoulder blades, lower back, lower arm just above the wrist,ankles and between your neck and chest.
limiting the damage before life takes its toll on your body will save you heartbreak further down the line of your lifecycle.