According to WebMD, skin-bleaching agents and topical acids can cause tattoos to fade. They may need to be applied continuously for six months to be effective and may cause visible damage (scarring) to the treated skin. Sunlight, particularly ultraviolet light, is well ...
Modern technology offers many techniques to fade tattoos including laser tattoo removal, intense pulsed light therapy and tattoo removal creams. Many do-it-yourself tattoo removal methods exist, including freezing the tattoo or removal with liquid bleach, but most are d...
White tattoos fade and often more quickly than a black or colored tattoo. White tattoos are already less noticeable when placed on the skin, so when they fade, they become hardly recognizable.
Tattoos will fade overtime no matter what, but the sun's ultraviolet rays will cause them to fade quicker. Other factors that can contribute tattoo fading are swimming pool chlorine, wind and indoor heating.
Tattoo inks, also referred to as pigments, are usually made from minerals and vegetable dyes. Black, red, brown, orange and yellow pigments contain a mixture of minerals and organic ingredients.
It is normal for a new tattoo to look faded at first, as the skin goes through a process of peeling and healing. After the initial scabbing of the skin, it peels to reveal a new layer of skin.
According to Mental Floss, tattooing over black ink with different colors is possible, and many people have done so to cover up unwanted or unfinished tattoos. White color is often used to cover up tattoos, but a number of darker colors are also used to cover black ink.