Inside: All About Tattoo Fading.

How long do tattoos last before fading?

If there are no issues, then I would say a tattoo can hold up well for 10 years before seeing that it needs to be brand new again. As you get older, so does your ink. If one is always in the sun it will dull out the ink in your tattoo way sooner than someone who is never in the sun.
What Is Tattoo Fading

Is Tattoo Fading Normal?

It’s normal for tattoos to fade some over the years, especially on areas exposed to a lot of sun. But some people’s tattoos will fade in just a matter of weeks or months. If the tattoo artist applied the ink correctly, your color should not fade too drastically.

What color tattoo ink fades the most?

Black and grey are the hardiest tattoo colors. They are dense and bold and their appearance lasts longer than colors. In contrast, the most vibrant colors such as hot pink, yellow, light green tend to fade faster. Darker colors, such as deep reds, are more fade-resistant.
What is Tattoo Fading & How to prevent it

How To Fix Tattoo Fading?

Touch up: Most tattooists offer free touch-ups for their clients, but only if the tattoo fading isn’t a direct result of aftercare negligence. You can have just the faded parts touched up or the entire design.

Re-Color: Since light-colored inks tend to fade faster than dark-colored ones, you would probably need to have your tattoo re-colored sooner rather than later. Keep this in mind if you’re thinking of getting a watercolor tattoo.

Tattoo Cover Up: A cover-up involves covering the old design with a new one. A talented tattoo artist will be able to give some suggestions on how best to hide the old tattoo. The right artist can help mask the old design, making it ‘disappear’ in the new design!

Exfoliate: Sometimes all you need is a good scrub to get the ink beneath to show up. Perhaps there’s blemishes in the epidermis. Or there’s an excessive accumulation of dead skin cells that make the ink in the dermis look faded than it really is.

Removal: The last resort for faded tattoos is to get it removed. It’s already halfway gone, right? So, if you’re not looking to spend a few more bucks on getting it touched up or covered up, and you want to get rid of it entirely, then tattoo removal is one way to fix your faded tattoo problem.

More Tattoo Information for You

  • Tattoo Peeling Tips – Tattoo peeling is one of the least fun parts about getting a new tattoo. Don’t worry though, it is a natural part of the healing process and will not have a negative effect on your tattoo long term. While uncomfortable and at times a bit alarming, peeling is no big deal. Read our expert advice on what to do with tattoo peel.
  • Tattoo Blowout – Tattoo blowouts are not super common, but when they do occur it is generally because of the tattoo artist applying too much pressure. The ink is placed below the surface of the skin and in turn is injected into the next layer of fat. This can cause a number of issue both with the tattoo clarify, longevity, and even some health concerns. Read more about how this happens and what to do.e ink spreads out in a layer of fat & this creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout. Let’s look more at how it happens.
  • Hand Poke Tattoos – If you are interested in getting inked but aren’t too sure about the lifelong commitment, a hand poke tattoo might be the right answer for you. They are pretty cool looking when done professionally and last up to 10 years if done correctly. There typically isn’t as much pain involved if you have someone with experience. Take a peek at these hand poke tattoo designs.