Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

What do your tattoos look like now?



Recommended Posts

I see a ton of people talking about getting tattoos after surgery but I want to know about the ones you had before.

I have tattoos from my shoulder down to my elbow on each arm and then I have one on my thigh and my calf. I also have a foot and behind the ear that I'm not really worried about.

I'm just really curious how much big pieces change when there is such a big weight loss.

If you're comfortable and want to put before and after pictures I would love to see them!

Sent from my moto e5 plus using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I have a small tattoo on my hip/upper butt, and it looks the same as it did pre-op, probably because the area of skin where its located didn't get saggy from the weight loss, and its so small (about the size of my thumb).

I don't have any before pictures unfortunately, so an after pic would be pretty useless, lol.

P,S. I am mulling over the idea of getting tattoos to camouflage any plastic surgery scars I may get in the future....which actually is something you may also want to keep in mind if you are considering plastics: your tattoos will likely be more affected by that than by weight loss...

Edited by ms.sss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

**laughing at myself** I had a tattoo done when I was in my 20's. After weight loss, my tat is smaller and more colorful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, the idea of yet color enhancement sounds cool. Took care of a guy at one of the nursing homes around here, his had faded to where he had only green outlines, if I invest I want one with a 5,000 mile gaurentee!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Healthy_life2 said:

**laughing at myself** I had a tattoo done when I was in my 20's. After weight loss, my tat is smaller and more colorful.

I was 19 when I got mine. Its a daisy with white petals and a yellow middle...it has no leaves because I couldn't afford the cost of adding a third colour at the time, LOL. What is yours of?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

I was 19 when I got mine. Its a daisy with white petals and a yellow middle...it has no leaves because I couldn't afford the cost of adding a third colour at the time, LOL. What is yours of?

I lived in Washington state at the time. We have two local native American tribes. (Elwha Klallam and the Makah) I have a small tribal art tattoo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And remember- Daisies Don't Tell- so you don't have share any secrets you don't want to!😝🌻

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

**laughing at myself** I had a tattoo done when I was in my 20's. After weight loss, my tat is smaller and more colorful.
I was looking at pictures on Google and noticed that the colors really changed when their skin wasn't pulled as tight. I have a paisley pattern tattoo that's all black and I'm scared it's just going to look like a giant blob lol.

Sent from my moto e5 plus using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 5/23/2019 at 10:21 PM, Samantha T said:

I see a ton of people talking about getting tattoos after surgery but I want to know about the ones you had before.

I have tattoos from my shoulder down to my elbow on each arm and then I have one on my thigh and my calf. I also have a foot and behind the ear that I'm not really worried about.

I'm just really curious how much big pieces change when there is such a big weight loss.

If you're comfortable and want to put before and after pictures I would love to see them!

Sent from my moto e5 plus using BariatricPal mobile app

I have a tattoo on my hip/upper butt that I got in my early twenties that I'm hoping doesn't end up in the middle of my butt after I loose more weight! Like you I'm not worried about my ankle tat. By the way, I've been wondering about you and if you worked out the problem you had with your endoscopy clearance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a tattoo on my hip/upper butt that I got in my early twenties that I'm hoping doesn't end up in the middle of my butt after I loose more weight! Like you I'm not worried about my ankle tat. By the way, I've been wondering about you and if you worked out the problem you had with your endoscopy clearance?
I'm hoping the one on my thigh doesn't end up over my knee. I considered taking it further down my leg but not like this lol


On Wednesday I got a call from the surgeons office asking if I was ready to schedule. I asked about the clearance and she said she didn't know since she's in a different area but the insurance had approved it.


So I have my pre-op on Thursday my nutrition and hospital class Monday and tues and then I'm having surgery next Thursday!

Sent from my moto e5 plus using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy it all worked out for you. 🙌 😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Krestel

      The only way I can tell that I'm losing weight is from the scale and my clothes "getting bigger".
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GreenTealael

      Still Traveling 😥😌😳😂
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      I can now buy clothes in normal stores again. Admittedly the first time when I started trying on clothes, I really had to keep myself calm. Normally trying on clothes causes me to become SOOO depressed that it take weeks just to get over it. Now, I have to keep myself from not wanting to buy everything!
      · 1 reply
      1. AngieBear

        Right?! It’s an amazing, freeing feeling.

    • allwet

      https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(19)30504-2?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1550413119305042%3Fshowall%3Dtrue
      · 5 replies
      1. Charlessmott

        https://www.winterisnotcoming.org/butterfly-crib-bedding/

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        Wow, I am nowhere-near smart enough to read that article! 😉

      3. Charlessmott

        https://www.winterisnotcoming.org/lounge-pillow-with-arms/

      4. JerryDew

        https://www.ivoox.com/geminis-ver-pelicula-online-completas-espanol-gratis-audios-mp3_rf_42954936_1.html

      5. JerryDew

        https://www.ivoox.com/geminis-ver-pelicula-online-completas-espanol-gratis-audios-mp3_rf_42954936_1.html

    • GreenTealael  »  seaforest

      🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥CONGRATULATIONS🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
      · 2 replies
      1. ShannaLeany

        https://www.yaplakal.com

      2. ShannaLeany

        https://www.yaplakal.com

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×