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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!

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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...

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**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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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

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**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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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

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