When a person first gets a tattoo, it looks great. They have it placed in just the right spot and want people’s attention to be on the tattoo. In the future, this may change. As a person gains weight of even muscle mass, the appearance of the tattoo may change, and this may not always be a good thing.
Tattoos and Weight Gain
When a person gains weight, the skin will stretch. Since a tattoo is imprinted on the skin, it will stretch out with weight gain. If a person only gains a couple of pounds, there will not be much of a difference in the appearance of the tattoo. If a person gains a significant amount of weight, then the tattoo will be altered and can have a distorted appearance.
Stretch Marks and Tattoos
When a person starts to develop stretch marks, this can be more harmful to the tattoo than simply gaining weight. Stretch marks change the texture of the skin and will cause dimples, wrinkles, and even puckers. If the tattoo is placed in an area will stretch marks are common it can be distorted. There is hope for people that have stretch marks, however. A tattoo that is large enough and done by a skilled artist can cover the appearance of stretch marks. The shape and the design will also be an important factor in covering stretch marks. The damage cause to the tattoo by stretch marks is often not able to be reversed.
Muscle Mass Gain and Tattoos
As a person gains muscle mass, they may worry about the appearance of their tattoos. If a person is looking to tone their muscles and plans on working out the overall shape and appearance of the tattoo should not change much. If a person wants to get serious into bodybuilding and heavy lifting this may be a problem for the tattoo. If a large amount of muscle mass is gained, the muscles will begin to bulge. This is not a good look for a tattoo. The tattoo can begin to look distorted. If a person is thinking about gaining a large amount of muscle mass, they should wait until they reach their desired size before getting a tattoo in this area.
Pregnancy Weight Gain and Tattoos
When a woman gets pregnant, the placement of the tattoo will determine if it is affected. If the tattoo is not in the middle of the body, it should not change the shape of size during pregnancy. If the tattoo is on the stomach or parts of the middle of the body, the tattoo may become distorted. Women tend to gain weight rapidly when they are pregnant which can affect the appearance of the tattoo.
Tattoos are permanent and many people like the tattoos that they have. While a tattoo looks great when a person first gets it done there are physical changes that can affect the appearance of the tattoo. Weight gain and the addition of muscle mass can change the shape and the appearance of a tattoo.