Heart Set On A Tattoo? You Might Change Your Mind After Seeing How They Age

1. This woman shows the progression of how a tattoo can fade over several years.

1. This woman shows the progression of how a tattoo can fade over several years.

2. Finger tattoos are popular and cute, but the skin there doesn't hold ink well. This lightsaber didn't even last a week.

2. Finger tattoos are popular and cute, but the skin there doesn't hold ink well. This lightsaber didn't even last a week.

3. Sometimes the fine lines and details can fade along with the years.

3. Sometimes the fine lines and details can fade along with the years.

4. Color is almost always lost over time, which is why artists recommend black outlines. They help keep the tattoo intact.

4. Color is almost always lost over time, which is why artists recommend black outlines. They help keep the tattoo intact.

5. Fine lines close together have a tendency to blur out.

5. Fine lines close together have a tendency to blur out.

6. Here's an example of what can happen if you take care of your tattoo well. This man wears SPF 50 sunscreen every time he goes outside.

6. Here's an example of what can happen if you take care of your tattoo well. This man wears SPF 50 sunscreen every time he goes outside.

7. The sun can do a lot of damage, however. The owner of this tattoo lives in Florida and is exposed heavily to the sun. All things considered, it actually held up well.

7. The sun can do a lot of damage, however. The owner of this tattoo lives in Florida and is exposed heavily to the sun. All things considered, it actually held up well.

8. This before-and-after shows about two years of aging.

8. This before-and-after shows about two years of aging.

9. Heavy black lines in tribal tattoos tend to stick around longer. This shows eight years of age.

9. Heavy black lines in tribal tattoos tend to stick around longer. This shows eight years of age.

10. Even though black is more stable, the fine lines may blur, like in this celtic creation.

10. Even though black is more stable, the fine lines may blur, like in this celtic creation.

11. This goes to show that placement is everything. High-traffic areas like the feet are more prone to fading than others.

11. This goes to show that placement is everything. High-traffic areas like the feet are more prone to fading than others.

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