New tattoo is scabbing


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Hey I need some help, last night i noticed hat the scabs were falling off which i know is normal, however when the blue portion of my star scab came off it took all the color off. Could it be that they didnt tattoo deep enough? i was so upset i really wanted this and i want it to last. its on my foot, and i know that they are delicate areas but do you think it is possible that my foor wont keep the color or shoud it be fine once it is touched up?

-Heartbroken-

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Try http://tatbalm.net/ aftercare to heal a tattoo, they have all natural healing ingredients, that reduce itching and pain and include antipathetic. So not only is it very healthy for your skin it makes the wound fell better. Plus it cheap.

PS it really does also make the tattoo and skin underneath shine.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I just got a new tattoo. I've had it for about 5 days now and its peeling. When the scabs fall off the ink is blue and its a black and gray tattoo. is this normal?
bellatink221 (not verified)
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I just got a tattoo on my wrist a couple weeks ago and I've been using aquafor and ha and lotion because it started to peel but not some places didn't peel yea and r hard and one of then is bleeding alittle or was and I do not know why it's like that I have 2 other tattoos and they never did this I need some advice plzz
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I have a foot tattoo. When I first got my tattoo the artist told me it might peel but won't scab. I used an unscented lotion and wore shoes that did not touch my tattoo. My tat never peeled or scabbed over. However, I just got three new tattoos (two during my honeymoon in June and the other one last Saturday). The one on my ankle scabbed in one corner but I did not lose any color. The one on my wrist scabbed and once again I lost no color. The tattoo I got last Saturday on my pinky is scabbing over really bad and thick. I am a little scared to peel it because I love the current color of it and I don't want it to fade.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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you arent suppose to peel it. just let it happen naturally. and because its on your pinky the scabbing being worse could be because its a place that moves around a lot more
emma25stride
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I just put some onitment on my new tattoo and a little bit of scabing come off ...this is a good thing or not ?
Huggy (not verified)
New tattoo is scabbing
I got a tattoo about a week ago on my hand. I've been using A&D ointment and keeping it covered so it won't get dirty, but I noticed sometimes it looks moist like when you wash the dishes and leave your hands in the water a long time. Is it ok to cover it all the time and how long and how much ointment should I use. FIRST TATTOO REALLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Your only supposed to cover it for a day and then let it air out so it can heal, I used antibactirial soap and aquaphor during the healing process and it worked really well
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
A&D ointment on a tattoo
You should only use A&D ointment the first couple days, then switch to alight lotion. Also, do not bandage! Your tattoo needs to breathe and air out to properly heal. Wash it once or twice a day (like during showering) then give about 30 minutes to dry out before moisturizing. Reapply lotion every few hours to deal with any itching.
Skunk (not verified)
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If it's scabbing lightly then that's normal - it's just the skin going "Argh, oh.. oh my... " but it should get over it within 2-3 weeks..? If you're really concerned, text/phone/visit your artist. He/She will know exactly what to do and what is okay and what is not. They're there to help you Smile
Flower petal (not verified)
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Thanks skunk,,I shall do exactly that..
Flower petal (not verified)
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My tattoo healed as normal but 4 months later my red flowers on my calf have bubbled up crusty... I didn't want the 3D effects. . Advice be nice people, thank you so much. [moderator edit: translated into english and some unintelligible gibberish removed]
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I got my first tattoo 3 days ago, and its scabbing, my friend, who has a lot of tattoos, said its scabbing nicely, but how long should it stay like this for? And how often should I moisturise it? I don't have any proper cream for it, is there anything I could use instead? Like sun lotion ar something? Something that you would keep around the house if you've never had tattoos?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Use Aquaphor or hand-moisturizer but don't use a lot of it. if you can afford a tattoo you can afford to buy some of that
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I think it's perhaps some issues with what you use on the skin ( the solvent )or if it's the sun
cody (not verified)
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Hi my names is cody I just got a new tat I have had it for about a week now it is scabbing really bad and I think it is infected
dixie545 (not verified)
new tattoo scabbing
Well, really old post, but there's a few comments in here that apply to me. I got my first tattoo on my lower ribcage/side/hip/love handles area, and it's bout 9-10 inches long. There's one part in the middle, and the tips, where it's not scabbing, but the rest of it is. I'm just treating it like a normal ouchie, minus the Neosporin & band-aids, hehe. Just puttin' a warm, wet washcloth on it to get the scabs to loosen and come off on their own, 'because pickin' scabs is just bad in general, but especially on a tattoo. I'm just goin' w/ it for now, seein' what happens, really.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I got a tattoo back in July. It has fully healed seeing how it's been 3 months. I'm aware of all the healing and possibility of scabs, etc. But I recently got a zit on the tattoo. Well, I'm a picker. I picked at the zit and it scabbed over. Then I picked at the scab and noticed it was very black as if the ink was coming out. It doesn't look like the image is distorted at all so it's not like a LOT of ink came out. I'm just wondering if at this stage - fully healed - should I be concerned about future "blemishes" that might scab over the tattoo.
Lisac300 (not verified)
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It is normal for any tattoos to scab if you happen to have color bleed out your artist will retouch them also not uncommen. My foot tat lost a little bit of color it was retouched and looks perfecr also using the Aquaphor is very important as is also not picking off the scabs.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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At least your retouch ended up perfect....My retouch did the same thing as my original scabbed and allllllllll the color came off. And that was keeping it moist so it wouldn't scab. I am so totally done with getting the tat on my foot.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I got a tattoo last friday and it is on my upper ribcage on my side. My bra lays across it and has caused some of the scabbing to fall off. There are two places that look like they have no ink..im guessing those places need a touchup but how long should i wait to get them touched up?

snazzy
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scabbing is normal. part of the healing process. not all ink brands and colors take to everyones skin type. to get retouched wait untill the tattoo is entirely healed. usually a week to 10 days depending on your body and the size of the tattoo. your artist can give you a btter idea if you go back in and let them check it out. they should also touch it up for free.

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Tattoos should never be retouched until at least 30 days after you got it. It takes a long time for the body to heal itself after being tattooed.
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Scabbing is normal, but if something (like a bra) is ripping the scab off, its leeching out the color. When you do go in for a touch up- and Id personally wait AT LEAST 2 weeks...3-4 if you can stand it- try to do it on a friday night or something so you can lounge around bra-less for a couple days and help promote quicker healing. Good luck!

snazzy
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agree! my friend went through this with her shoes after getting a tattoo on her foot. anything rubbing new ink is not good. have your artisit check it out.

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one of my tattoo artists recommended Aquaphor. it has worked wonders on all of mine....it really speeds the healing process. i used it for the first few days...then a regular unscented lotion.

 

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If you are really concerned I would contact the artist, it's their job to know what's going on and give you the correct advice. I know different artists have different preferences to how to care for them while they are still new, for instance I just got a new tattoo on my chest and the artist told me not to use anti-biotic ointment on it due to the fact that it can fade the color, just to keep it clean with anti-bacterial soap and use this stuff called Tattoo Goo, they have a website if you want to Google it. Then after the first 3 days to just put enriched lotion on it. I did read on the Tattoo Goo website to stay away from lotions with lanolin in them as it will pull some of the color out.
But like I said, check with the artist. Good luck. =)

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Too much moisture can lead to scabbing as well. I always use the smallest amount of plain lotion possible. Allergic reactions to ink can cause scabbing. I learned that the hard way. 

I don't want to die without any scars. 

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my artist always recommended a VERY thin layer of antibiotic ointment (opinions vary to which one is best, but it was the ointment, not the cream that's always been the common message) to keep it from scabbing "hard". Too much or too little was a big no no. And you can expect one touch up to be needed.

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Re: New tattoo is scabbing

If your tattoo scabbed, they went too deep (that's what my artist has always told me and both his tattoos never scabbed). At least this is true for other parts of your body, I don't have a foot tattoo. The skin on your foot is very thin so you might have a hard time getting color to stay if your using an inexperienced artist. My best advise is return to the shop when it heals and they should do a touch up for free. If they don't find a new artist.

*I am not a tattoo expert, this is just my opinion*

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