How does weight loss affect tattoos?

If I'm overweight and get a tattoo, will it become warped or ruined when I lose the weight?

It depends on a few factors.

First, it depends on where on your body you get the tattoo since certain body parts stretch more than others.
For example, getting a tattoo on your belly has a much higher chance of stretching with weight fluctuations than if you get a tattoo on your wrist.

Secondly, it depends on your skin flexibility. Some people gain and lose a considerable amount of weight regularly though their skin is flexible enough to go back to its original form. In this case, a tattoo wouldn't suffer much change.

Thirdly, it depends on how much weight you lose. If you drop a high amount of pounds that will leave you with skin excess that will most likely have to be surgically removed, then your tattoo will definitely be ruined, assuming that you have it somewhere on your body with loose skin.

There's a lot to be said about that. It depends a lot on your body and how much weight you'll lose, and how your body will adapt to that weight loss. My advice is that you get a tattoo somewhere that doesn't change much with weight changes, like the ankles, feet, hands, wrists, shoulders/shoulder blades, neck, etc.


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