Touching Up Your Tattoo

Submitted 07.27.16

There are a number of reasons as to why you may be getting a touch-up on your tattoo. It could be to solidify some colors that have faded or to simply keep your tattoo looking fresh and beautiful. There are also a lot of questions surrounding touch-ups. So today, Cap1 Tattoos near Dallas, TX is going to answer some of the most common questions regarding tattoo touch-ups.



Is it normal to need a touch-up?

Tattooing isn’t a perfect science and sometimes tattoos can fade, blur or change for a variety of reasons. It’s completely normal for a tattoo to eventually need a touch-up. So, don’t worry if your tattoo doesn't’t look as vibrant as the day you got it.


How long should you wait before getting a touch-up?

This really depends on your tattoo and how well it stayed in the skin. However, you always want to wait until the tattoo has completely healed, which usually takes about a month. You may also want to touch-up colors, fine lines and intricate details every few years to keep your tattoo looking beautiful and vibrant.


How do I know if I need a touch-up?

While a touch-up is always optional, there are a few signs that your tattoo may need a touch-up. One sign is fading, which as mentioned earlier, is completely normal. Also, if you spend a lot of time out in the sun or in chlorinated water, such as a pool, then you’ll more than likely want to get your tattoo touched up.


Are tattoos on some body parts more likely to need a touch-up than others?

Tattoos on body parts that frequently are in motion will most likely need to be touched up. Areas such as feet, hands, wrists and elbows are especially susceptible to fading because they are usually in constant motion, being rubbed by clothing or in direct sunlight. However, a tattoo on any part of the body may require a little touch-up every few years.


While it’s completely normal to eventually get a tattoo touched up, it heavily depends on how well you maintain both short-term tattoo aftercare and long-term aftercare. Whether you’re looking for some fresh ink or want to get an old piece touched up, contact Cap1 Tattoos today.