Why don’t tattoos just vanish over time?

Bucharest, Romania
May 16, 2018 2:36am CST
I know that this sounds like a silly thing to ask but I don’t know how tattoos work. I thought that skin regenerates itself just like hair and nails but if that is the case then why don’t tattoes just vanish from the skin? Does anyone here have the explanation for this?
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 May
I think Lucinda answered your question well already.. Do you have tattoos?
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• Bucharest, Romania
16 May
No. I have no tattooes
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 May
@Cristi_Ichim Ohh nice to know that
@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
16 May
To simplify it, for the same reason not all scars fade away. I did have one tattoo that wasn't deep enough that disappeared.
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@Starmaiden (7636)
• Canada
16 May
Hope this answers your question
Ryan C. asks: How do they make tattoos permanent? In other words, how do they get tattoos to remain even as your skin is constantly regenerating? Depending on the source you consult, anywhere from 14 to 23 percent of American adults and about 24% of Britis
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• Bucharest, Romania
16 May
Thanks
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@jstory07 (71214)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May
You have your answer. I have no tattooes and I do not want one either.
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@1hopefulman (33610)
• Canada
16 May
Good question and that website that Lucinda supplied gives a good explanation. I don't have any tattoos and don't like them. What do you think of them?
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• Bucharest, Romania
16 May
I also dislike tattoos. I don't intend to make any
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• United States
22 Jul
stabile pigments usually aren't absorbed by the skin.it's like having an implant.
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
16 May
The ink is already embedded on the skin, impossible for it to be removed.
@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
16 May
I never had. I personally think that superficial layer was totally scarred.