How Did Weight Loss Affect Your Tattoos? Here Are the Effects of Weight Loss and Body Changes onto Your Tattoos

Changes in your body, including weight gain, pregnancy, weight loss or aging can impact the appearance of your tattoo. The impact of weight changes is greater on some body parts than others, and you may want to speak to your tattoo artist if you’re planning on significant weight loss after your tattoo.

I got my first tattoo at 133lbs when I was fighting (I know, it’s an oddly specific weight but I had a bunch of officials who refused to believe I made weight…) I started my back piece shortly after that. Anyway, since I got those tattoos I’ve gained close to 50lbs topping out around 180lbs when I was rock climbing (I put on a lot more muscle climbing than I did fighting.) That’s when I got my most recent tattoo. Then I transitioned, and my muscles melted like water… down to within a few pounds of my fighting weight.

So… what happens to tattoos when you lose weight?

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