– Finger tattoos fade: You might have heard people talk about how their finger tattoo has lightened or almost entirely disappeared within just a couple of weeks or a month. This is because the skin around the fingers can easily reject the pigment or appear lighter and more blown out than you’d actually like. And since you use your hands for almost every activity, the skin around your fingers doesn’t have a lot of fat to support the tattoo. Hence, finger tattoos require a touch-up by your tattoo artist every few weeks once they heal. This also means a finger tattoo can get more expensive since you’re going to pay twice the amount for each touch-up session.
– Intricate tattoo designs might not turn out the way you imagine: Tattoo artists will outright refuse to create the design of your choice on a finger as the details are hard to recreate in the limited area. Remember, the more intricate your tattoo, the higher are the chances for the artist to give you a thorough disclaimer – taking no responsibility for a few corners gone wrong – before they agree to tattoo your design. Hence, you need to opt for a simple design that is possible to be created on that little space of your finger. The ink may look crisp when it’s fresh, but each line will start to spread in place sooner or later. So the more basic your design, the better.
– After-care is extremely important: Standard after-care, once you get inked, involves keeping any form of water, alcohol or chlorine away from the area and using just an antiseptic cream in very small doses to make sure your tattoo heals without getting infected. This is much harder to do with tattoos on your finger, especially now when washing and sanitizing your hands is even more common than ever before. Even the new-age tapes that seal the area and try to keep it waterproof won’t work all that well for a finger tattoo. If the scab around the tattoo peels off before using your hands to do something, there are good chances that the ink will lighten up or come off with the scab. So, be extremely mindful of what you do and how you use your hands for at least a couple of weeks after you get a new tattoo.