How long do tattoos look good. I want to get one in a place it will be seen by many but if it is going to look like crap in a few years I will not get it. It would be full color and fairly small.
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small, heavily detailed tattoos, don't look good for long because the colors bleed and it becomes a blob. I have a friend who got a small celtic cross, like this link and the circle filled in after a few years, so now the tattoo looks like a blob with stick coming out of the bottom, and it's on her hand, which is a real bummer.
i have two small tattoos, I chose to use colors that aren't particularly bright and the tattoos aren't really detailed. my artist told me that the tattoos are such that instead of it looking sloppy in a few years, the colors will just fade and eventually (in like 40+ years) the tattoo will be nearly invisible. and that's ok with me, just so long as it doesn't look like some weird birthmark when I'm 35.
i also agree with weapon zero, be very conscious of how visible it is, because some people are prejudice against people tattoos. also, tattoos do warp irreversibly with weight change, so don't have one done on a fleshy part of your body or on an area prone to weight gain. that's why my tattoos are on my shoulder blade and rib cage.
most tattoo artists are very proud of their work and will not do a job that they don't believe will stay looking good over time. they will also be more than happy to discuss tattoos and how they look in the long run.0