For my second tattoo, I got an Irish claddagh on the outer side of my right foot today. I got it at about 5:30pm, and I noticed tonight, starting at 2am, that some of the lines in it look as if the ink has spread under the skin. The lines were very sharp when the tattoo was first done, so naturally, I am very worried. I have a tattoo in the same area on my left, and have never had any problems with it. It still looks very sharp.
I have been looking online and am familiar with "tattoo blowout." However, others say that it might just be part of the healing process; it could be excess ink deposited in the very top layer of the skin, and, during the healing process, that ink will disappear. So, which one is it?
I am very concerned because the area where the ink has seeped out into is much larger and darker than the pictures of blowout I've seen online. This tattoo hurt less than the one on my left foot, so I find it hard to believe that the artist might have gone too deep when he was tattooing me. Furthermore, I looked at his book, and he is a very skilled artist. I guess I don't want to believe that he made a mistake.