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5 parts of the body where your tattoo is most likely to fade

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular. Many of the customers who request a tattoo at Anarchy16 Tattoo are inspired by their favorite celebrities who show off their new ink on Instagram. The only problem is that many times you can’t see how that tattoo has healed, which is the most important thing. Getting a tattoo on an area that doesn’t hold ink well can be very costly and painful over time. If you want to keep your ink as fresh as possible for as long as possible, these are some places you should avoid getting tattooed or you need to be sure the artist is a true professional who knows what they are doing:

The fingers:
These particular tattoos are super popular. Stars like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber influence many young women to get finger tattoos similar to them. Our hands get more action than any other part of our body, especially during the pandemic. The constant washing and disinfecting of our hands, along with the inevitable rubbing of our fingers in everyday life, make discoloration of finger and hand tattoos inevitable. Many tattoo parlors turn down finger tattoos because they know they will most likely have to go over them more than once over time.

The palm of the hand:
Thinking about getting a highly detailed color tattoo on the palm of your hand? Think again. This area is one of the most sensitive on the body, making it very painful. In addition, the ink does not adhere well. The skin on the palm of the hand has a faster growth rate than the rest of the body, so it fades faster. If you insist on getting a tattoo on your palm, one tip we give you is to keep the design simple and bold so that, should you need a touch-up, it can be done easily.
Shoes and socks are always rubbing against our feet as we go about our work. This constant movement can not only disrupt the healing process, but can fade the tattoo over time. Especially if you want a more delicate look and want it on the inside/outside of the foot, where the sock rubs the most. Do you really want a foot tattoo? Try to place it more towards the top of the foot rather than the sides or bottom.

Inner lip:
These tattoos have a life expectancy of 1 to 5 years. As with the palm of the hand, fading is mainly due to the rapid regeneration of the mucosal cells lining the area. The constant shedding and regeneration of the skin causes the ink to come off faster than a normal tattoo. This tattoo may be great to show off to your friends right after you get it, but we assure you that you won’t be showing it off in a few years.

Outer elbow:
Not only is this area one of the most painful places to get a tattoo, but the healing process can be just as annoying. We often lean on our elbows, whether sitting at a desk or driving. This, combined with the constant stretching of the skin as we bend our arms, can disrupt healing and necessitate a touch-up.

Of course, at the end of the day, your ink is your choice. Tattoos are artistic expressions of yourself on your body. We are here to guide you and make your experience as easy as possible. When you’re ready, we’ll be here to bring your vision to your skin!