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Bad News, Y'all: Those Trendy Finger Tattoos Don't Age Well

Sorry :(

Tiny, delicate tattoos are a huge trend right now, and people are getting them all over their bods.

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And while finger tattoos aren't new, the delicate hipster finger tattoo has definitely become A Thing, especially on Pinterest and Instagram.

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The only problem? It's got a really short shelf life.

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Los Angeles artist Paul Timman recently told Racked that finger tattoos will only last for a few years before they start fading or looking like a Rorschach test.

“Microscopic tattoos on the fingers will not work, they will not hold up, they will collapse and fall apart and look awful in two to three years time," he said. "You will be stuck with a blob on your finger.”
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“Microscopic tattoos on the fingers will not work, they will not hold up, they will collapse and fall apart and look awful in two to three years time," he said. "You will be stuck with a blob on your finger.”

So why do tattoo artists keep doing them? Because y'all keep giving them money.

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From Racked:

Timman estimates he gives this speech about poorly conceived, internet-inspired tattoos roughly 10 times a day. Even still, he says only about 60 percent of the customers he’s talking to actually listen. "If you still want to give us money, we’ll do it, because we have a mortgage to pay and kids to feed, but we sleep better at night knowing we’ve told you what’s going to happen."

Whomp whomp.

So maaaaybe don't get a finger tattoo, and instead remember that there are lots of other flesh spots that you can put tiny arrows on!

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Do you have a finger tattoo (either intact or rotting)? Share it in the comments!

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