As a mom-to-be, you know your life is about to change. But by how much? Questions run through your head during pregnancy, and for moms-to-be who happen to have ink, one question is will having a baby affect your tattoo? According to the website Medic 8, the answer is maybe, baby. Unfortunately, there's no real way to know for sure. There are some things that might happen to your pregnant body that can affect the color and shape of your tat. Then again, your tat might not change at all. There's no rhyme or reason to why some tattoos change and others don't.
So, the best thing you can do is educate yourself on all the possibilities, so you're not totally surprised. As someone with a couple of ink jobs myself, I can say, some of my tattoos have faded more than others, and I have't had a pregnancy to deal with. The best thing any one can do to preserve their ink it to properly care for the tattoo by applying moisturizer and sunscreen. (But, as a tat enthusiast, you probably know that already.) But that doesn't mean you should prepare yourself for the potential alterations to ink. There are two major things may happen to your tattoos when you're expecting.