I hate 2-part questions, but they are directly related.
In our game, we have an Earthborn human, who was sent via inapposite gate to Ruk, had major surgery done (vat-growth limb to replace one lost a few years back), and, after some recovery time on Ruk, returned via inapposite gate.
If that character, some time later, translates to a recursion, and then translates back to Earth, would he lose the replaced limb, and revert to how he was prior to the first gate travel? Does The Strange / Dark Energy Network / Chaosphere somehow "remember" his prior, unchanged form? (For the sake of this part of the question, assume the character had never been off-planet prior to that first trip to Ruk.)
Another Earthborn character, who has translated multiple times, does something similar - translates to a recursion (where he Inks Spells on Skin), then uses an inapposite gate to return to Earth. After a few days (when the effect of the focus has worn off, but maybe not the tattoos), he travels to Ruk to pick up a few things for the office, then translates home. Does he return to his pre-Ruk appearance (with fading tattoos & all), or does he revert to his pre-tattooed self?