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    Very dry, peeling tattoo

    So my tattoo has bee taken very good care of (to the "t"). Weird thing is about a week after shading was done it started to become VERY dry, almost felt like a scab. Every time I applied lotion to it, it would just soak it all up and still be dry (usually 3 light rubbed in coats). Now it is peeling like sunburn and the flakes are black.... Should I be concerned?

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    Not a situation for concern at all. This is very normal. Just use a little lotion to help with the dryness but don't go overboard, you don't want to be all soggy either. DO NOT PICK THE SCABS. Let the flakey stuff fall off when it's ready.

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    also sometimes it helps to put clothing or a towel over the tattoo and lightly slap it when it's itchy.
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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    Thanks Ursula! Yea I didn't want to overkill the lotoining but at the same time it was pretty damn dry. The itching of the shading is not as bad as the outline was for some reason...

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    tattoos darken and flake. the end. Ursula's posts nailed it. You're all good!

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    ah the old towel trick I cant count how many times you have saved my sanity...

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    Yea just a little scared when I saw what looked like a peppering when I washed it. Thanks everyone!

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    Re: Very dry, peeling tattoo

    uploaded pics of tattoo to my personal gallery.

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