Just thought I’d ask .. Been three weeks now since I made my first tattoo. I think I have followed all the instructions on how to care for a tattoo. But it is a bit wrinkled and “shining”. Think it is a second layer of scabs under those who have come off. (dont know if thats the correct english word.) Or that it is not completed healed. After its healed i think/hope it will sink into the skin nicely?
I can wait two more weeks, then I can see how it looks. If something is wrong i can go back to the tattooist and ask what happened. (I think it heals from the bottom and it may be a process.)
But I found this, so its probably be quite normal.
For some it may take up to a month before a tattoo is fully healed? I thought it might be enough to lubricate it in the morning now and just skip the before bed because it’s been three weeks now. Here is a picture of the tattoo now: http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7303/20120601155317.jpg
(I took with flash, to see more.)
Here’s when it was fresh and had scabs ..
What do you guys think? Looks alright? Will it sink into the skin and everything about a few weeks? Be smooth and all..
Sincerely, / / m33k
btw, it was a really good tattoo artist who made it. I had my own material. Soo he just went from that;) I may expand it in the future if i have reached my goals in life which i must. I also did this “graffiti koi” after one of my best friend killed himself. (It stands for strengt, luck and love. etc) But the dude that made this, he is good. Soo its not his fault if it has healed badly. And i dont know much about tattoos and healing process. My first time. I think i have followed all things for caring it, but id thought i ask anyway. Thanks in advance.!
Alright. And Sorry for the long post. But those “wrinkly” and shiny bits, and that it “stands out” from the skin so you can feel it. I hope that will fade away in time. Or else i will just leave it i guess. I dont think its scared or Anything. Maybe still healing.
Now its time too sleep. Dead tired. Thnx for your posts. Ill check in another time. Nighty Night *gone*
That shiny wrinkled look is perfectly normal for a healing tattoo. Most tattoos take a month and longer to completely heal. Sorry for my vague response earlier.
Looks fine the shinny wrinkled skin is new skin growing over the top of the trauma impacted area. It’s all good and will be fine now get that bitch colored up.