Your new tattoo might look great right now, but have you ever thought about how it will look when you’re older?

There are many reasons why this happens and many ways to explain how tattoos change over time. For example, the type of tattoo ink can make a big difference. Cheaper ink tends to fade much faster than higher-quality ink. The color of the ink also makes a big difference. The lighter the ink, the faster it fades, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking about getting a white ink tattoo.

Another thing to think about is where you put your tattoo, since that can also affect how fast it fades. Tattoos on parts of your body that get a lot of use, like your feet and fingers, tend to fade more quickly than tattoos on your back or chest. Also, the tattoo design matters. The smaller and more detailed the details are, the more likely they are to get blurry over time. And don’t forget to look for a tattoo artist with a lot of experience and skill, since he or she will be the one to do the work.

One way to keep your tattoo looking good is to make sure you heal it the right way. Even the best tattoos can look bad if you don’t take care of them properly. Most parlors will tell you how to take care of your tattoo and how it will change over time, so make sure you listen. Also, no matter how tempting it may be, don’t spend too much time touching your new tattoo. This can cause it to fade or get infected.

Lastly, if your tattoo is new, try to keep it out of the sun. Even when it’s fully healed, make sure you always wear the highest SPF sunscreen on any tattoos that are exposed when you’re out and about.

Now, scroll down to see how old tattoos look today. Not all of them have held up well over time.

H/T bored panda


Tattoo source: Tonytiger


Tattoo source: reddit


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Tattoo source: can-i-pet-ur-dog


Tattoo source: Mathew Foster


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Tattoo source: ghoooooooooost


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Tattoo source: Aimeelinn

#11 Small Tattoo After 7 Years

Small Tattoo After 7 Years

Tattoo source:ghoooooooooost

#12 Detailed Tattoo After Healing

Detailed Tattoo After Healing

Tattoo source:Mate Miklos

#13 Celtic Tattoo 15 Years Later

Celtic Tattoo 15 Years Later

Tattoo source:Ink Regret

#14 Aged Neck Tattoo

Aged Neck Tattoo

Tattoo source:criticalerrorka

#15 Aged Hand Tattoos

Aged Hand Tattoos

Tattoo source:jetat2

#16 Aged Mouth Tattoo

Aged Mouth Tattoo


#17 Aged Palm Tattoo

Aged Palm Tattoo

#18 Heel Tattoo Aging

Heel Tattoo Aging

Tattoo source:Live Simply Southern

#19 Faded Palm Tattoo

Faded Palm Tattoo


#20 Aged Tattoo

Aged Tattoo