I'm Whitey McWhitebread. When I first met my tattoo artist I think he got a little bit of a tattoo woody looking at all that pale skin. I don't think skin tone has anything to do with why it faded. If anything, very pale skin makes the color stand out even more.
I'd leave it as is, but if you must monkey with it, make sure you get someone really good. They aren't going to "touch it up" they'll likely wind up going over the entire tattoo. If you don't get someone really good you have a better chance of making it look worse than making it look better.
yeah, i know you're probably right. my brain always goes to worse case scenarios lol. it's on a part that cracked and scarred a little even though it healed totally flat, so my first thought was it's a keloid that's going to turn into this huge thing taking over half my body despite not even being a person prone to keloids, or that a derm would have to take a huge chunk out of it for biopsy messing up my tattoo, or it's skin cancer, etc etc. Ridiculous, i know lol. i'm sure it's nothing like you say though and i know i'm worrying too much heh.
did you ever find out what it was for you and did it end up going away?
thanks for your reply btw.
Okay good to know guys - Thanks. So if I wanted it to be a little sharper then its likely not my skin, and I just need to look into getting a touch up. What's the etiquette on touch ups from not the original artist if they are so far away (in another country)?