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  • Help! Red bumps on forearm when the tattoo is on upper arm
    Foliculitis ? Try an epsom salt bath soak and then dry heal.  see if that helps.
  • Does my tattoo sleeve look odd?
    Mandala/geo tattoos aren't my style, but I think it looks fine, looks like a tattoo and gives the "sleeve" look which some people desire.  I try to resist the urge to get extra tattoos at the end of a session. Especially to just fill space for the sake of filling it. You're endorphins are going and it can make for clouded, hasty judgement and second-guessing. I know cause I've done it before. Stick to the initial plan and if you still have gas in the tank, I'd save it for the healing. Then you get to have an extra visit and hangout at the shop for the next tattoo. My $0.02


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    Does my tattoo sleeve look odd?
    Hey guys, I've been working on a nature themed tattoo sleeve on my arm for the past couple of years. Last week I went to get some work on my forearm done. I gave him a design of a bull skull that I wanted to get tatted which fit the rest of my sleeve pretty well. The artist still had extra time after the session so we were discussing what we could do to cover up the rest of my forearm. He suggested that a mandala piece would wrap the whole piece up and look really good. At the time I wasn't 100% sure but the stencil looked alright and I decided to go for it. In the end I think the design looks alright but I'm just not sure if it all works together as one piece and this has been boggling my mind the last few days and now I'm starting the regret getting the mandala piece done. Would love your opinion on the piece. Picture attached bellow: 3
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    6 month tattoo reaction
    These bumps and raised lines came out of nowhere. The itching goes from insane to not really feeling it at all. I've been to the dermatologist, she prescribed a steriod cream cream. Antihistamines don't seem to effect it either.  I know my elbow was in the dirt about four weeks ago and I'm assuming that's what got this kicked off. I could be wrong, but I doubt it's an allergy to the ink. I have the entire arm done and this is the only issue I've had.     Any ideas l or just a wait and see thing. The doctor wanted to do a biopsy to it if it doesn't settle, but I'm really against it and almost sounds ignorant on her part.    3
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    Finished sleeve
    Finished the entire arm, took a little under a year and a half. One last touch-up on everything to clean it up. Unfortunately, my artist is moving 5 hours away in July. Feel free to leave any comments or criticism. 3
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    Been checking out this artist and thinking of getting a full leg piece by him. What does everyone think??     Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 3

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