Yes they stretch, when your skin stretches the tattoo will fade. Tattoos do not "distort", so if you have a face tattoo, the face will not morph into something else. (Old joke about getting a lady tattooed on you, gain some weight and then you have a whole lotta lady - that doesn't happen). That doesn't happen because our skin does not strech the same way a balloon does. But they do fade when you gain weight (the result of the skin expanding) and you will have to have touch ups done. Most artist do touch ups for free on their own work.
Treebeau sorry to hear about your skin. My hubby has a scar from a bike accident, bone went through skin, he's not too happy about that scar. I hope this does not come across bitchy, but I see a bit of difference between you and I. My "scarring" was voluntary, yours seems not to be. So I'm missing the comparison. But I'm glad you liked the ass joke, I've used that one before when I get that question.
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