- 5 years ago
I don’t have any tattoos, yet designed one last year that I have been thinking long and hard about. The things that have kept me from pulling the trigger are a mild case of indecision about the scale and placement and having tunnel-vision towards putting as much money as possible into savings.
My boyfriend has offered to pay for this piece as a birthday gift. Suddenly, the money aspect isn’t a factor and it would just be a matter of finalizing what I want and making the appointment.
Now I find a new question arises: do I go next month, or do I wait until my body is back to what I consider “normal” (I gain some weight and lose some tone in the winter). Nothing major, but I am pretty small and it doesn’t take much to change my body. My skin in particular, even small fluctuations will cause stretch marks to show. Even though I’m not going to put ink on a stretch-prone area, it’s still giving me pause because I don’t know enough about tattoos to know if I’m being sensible or stupid about this.
I understand that skin ages and it’s not going to look the same forever and all that. I’m just wondering how much different a tattoo (which will be black ink, geometric lines, no shading) will morph if I lose weight. My tattooed friends are all male, and while they all say not to worry about it… man skin is different than lady skin and man weight fluctuations are different than lady weight fluctuations. I’m not sure they actually understand my concerns.
Can anyone here give me some female perspective? Does a tattoo look much different if you gain or lose weight?