3. Lost in Translation

When a language is foreign to you, you have to instill a lot of trust in your artist. (Even well-known singer, Ariana Grande was burned by an incorrect symbol tattoo). Google translate is obviously on hand but not even that is always 100 percent reliable so take the time to do your research. 

Three Tattoo Complications & How to Prevent Them

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2. Seeing Yellow

White ink tattoos are becoming more popular but keep in mind white ink is prone to turning yellow, especially when exposed to sunlight too soon and prolonged sun exposure without any skin protection can cause a color change over time (it also depends on the inks). The best way to keep your white ink tattoo from yellowing is covering it up when it has the potential to be exposed to direct sunlight. Sunblock is your best friend!

Three Tattoo Complications & How to Prevent Them

Tattoo by: Kyra Bak

1. The Fade Forward

Fast fading is one of the most common complications for tattoo clients. This is why it's crucial to keep your tattoo hydrated and use protective products to keep your tattoo fresh.

Three Tattoo Complications & How to Prevent Them

Cover photo by Yannic Läderach