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How Fast Do Tattoos Fade?

August 16th 2010 20:41
As a tattoo ages, it fades. It is hard to completely prevent, but you can prevent tattoo fading with proper care.

When you get a new tattoo, you want to keep it out of the sun. You want to use a sun block, as the UV rays from the sun and from tanning beds will fade your tattoo. Without proper protection, you'll find that your tattoo will fade even faster.


You want to make sure that your initial aftercare was ideal.

Keep the tattoo moisturized, and make sure that you avoid scratches and abrasions on the tattoo.

Otherwise, tattoos will fade over time. Different inks will fade differently. The brand may make a difference, but the main difference will be the color of the ink, and how well the tattoo artist tattooed you. If the ink is too shallow, you'll experience fading faster, but if it's too deep, you'll more than likely experience scarring.

In regards, to the color, you'll find that certain colors will fade faster than others.

* White and red tattoo ink fades the fastest.
* Blue and black tattoo ink takes longer to fade.

Black ink tends to take the longest time to fade, in comparison to the other color inks. Blue, is the best color ink that will hold up.

White doesn't hold up very long on any skin tone, as it is not really even a color. Red and yellow are the two colors of tattoo ink that tend to fade the fastest.

For a longer lasting tattoo, stick with black, blue, and other dark colors, and avoid white, red, and yellow.

The most important thing to remember is to keep the tattoo moisturized and out of the sun.




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