With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we see still is recognizable and looks relatively sharp on their aging skin. These images give you an idea of how your own tattoo(s) might mature, especially if you take good care of yourself.

Tattoos came attached with major stigmas until recently. They were often associated with sailors and prisoners, but have since made their way into mainstream culture. It’s interesting to think that not long ago, the people with this extensive body art probably endured some form of prejudice before gaining wider acceptance.

via [Imgur and Reddit]

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  • Gerard Van der Leun, you are indignant and narrow-minded. One doesn't need to have tattoos to respect others' rights for outward, self-expression, nor should they dictate what is deemed attractive. The world needs to dilute itself of ignorant troglodytes like you.

  • Tats.... hard at work across the decades making freaks even less attractive than they were born. Dilute!

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