Body Art Overhaul: How Weight Loss Changes Tattoos

For many people, tattoos are meaningful, but what happens when the body changes? Weight loss or gain can impact the location of your tattoo or change the appearance of it in other ways, so it’s important to have an idea of how to maintain your tattoos if you want them to look good over time. Read on to learn more about how weight loss impacts tattoos and how you can minimize this impact through careful care of your body art.

Pre-weight loss tattoos

Before you start your weight loss journey, make sure to consult a tattoo artist who knows how to avoid making irreversible mistakes. A large tattoo can be filled in after you’ve lost weight, but that process can be expensive and painful, so it’s best to talk with an artist first. Make sure they know what changes your body might go through before getting inked! When planning to get a new tattoo post-weight loss, choose an artist who is experienced with weight loss clients—they have worked on several cases similar to yours and are more aware of how permanent adjustments may impact their work. As always, ask for photos of past work so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

Post-weight loss tattoo pictures

Some tattoos may have to be covered up with a new design, and others may just need to be reworked a bit. Many people are surprised by how different their body art looks after weight loss, especially if they had a sleeve tattoo or something larger. Your old tattoo will likely look smaller (it will almost certainly appear darker) after your weight-loss journey. If you decide that you want to cover up an old tattoo or cover it with something new, you’ll have several options available to you once your weight loss journey is complete. Some artists can cover older tattoos with newer designs, but there’s a risk of having uneven skin tones and distorted details in your tattoo after surgery, which is why so many artists don’t recommend it.

9 Things To Know Before Getting a New Tattoo

Let’s be honest—there is a tremendous responsibility that comes with tattooing your body. It is an expensive decision that you should really think through before making. Plus, let’s face it, it takes a lot of courage to step into a tattoo parlor and lay out hundreds of dollars to have something permanently inked onto your skin. With all of these things going on, getting a new tattoo can be both exciting and terrifying all at once. That’s why we’ve assembled our best advice for people thinking about getting new tattoos after losing weight. Here are nine things you should know before you get started! We want your ink to look amazing from beginning to end!

What To Expect During Your First Visit To A Shop

Going to a tattoo parlor for your first time can be pretty intimidating, especially if you’re underweight. Many shops will turn away people who are underweight due to health concerns related to blood sugar and circulation. Make sure you know what questions to ask before going in! To help you get through your first visit, here’s a list of things you should expect from a shop employee. They’ll let you know what to expect during their consultation process and give suggestions for future visits based on your skin type.

5 Reasons Why Laser Removal Is Not The Answer

If you’re trying to get rid of your body art due to weight loss, you might be surprised at how difficult it can be. For one thing, laser removal is not cheap. The average cost of removing a single tattoo is anywhere from $1,000-4,000+ depending on its size and how many sessions are needed for completion. Despite its hefty price tag, there are some risks involved with getting your tattoo removed via laser treatment as well.

Results Are Permanent

Before you get your next tattoo, it’s important to consider where you plan on putting it. If your current tattoo was done by a professional and is in good condition, it may not be necessary to have it removed. If you’re planning on having another tattoo to cover up a bad one, remember that both tattoos need to be done properly or they could lose their vibrancy over time. Your best bet is to make sure that your new tattoo artist knows what they are doing and use high-quality ink and needles so that your skin won’t suffer from complications down the road. In short, if you’re planning on covering up a piece of art with more art, make sure that both tattoos are well executed.

Where Should You Put Them?

On some people, tattoos look just as good in later life as they did in their early 20s. On others, not so much. When it comes to your skin and body art, what works for someone else might not work for you—and that’s fine. If you’re on a weight-loss journey, consider that getting a tattoo may cause scarring (because of fluctuations in weight or other factors), which can affect its long-term appearance. The ideal spot for your ink? Consider hiding it on an area of your body where there are few creases or folds; otherwise you might spend your golden years staring at a blurry mess of color and lines (we’re talking to you knees).