There's nothing like the feeling of a tightly wrapped, freshly inked tattoo. When you get home and peel off the protective plastic wrap to wash your new tattoo, the colors are bold, the lines are sharp and you feel like a walking masterpiece.
However, as the years go on, you notice those colors are lighter and those lines aren't as defined. As your tattoo fades, you may question the quality of the ink or the artist, but they're likely not at fault.
Instead, you can blame that fading on the aging process, sun damage or even on yourself for not wearing sunscreen and other poor health habits, like smoking. Because most of the reasons tattoos fade are natural. But there are simple things you can do to prevent changes in their appearance. Still, tattoos will age just like we do, but perhaps it's time to embrace that aging is part of the beauty of tattoos.