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  2. There's nothing to fix on that tattoo. It's still healing. Tattoos look weird when they are healing. A lot of people say to give it 6 weeks to heal and then judge, but I'd given it longer, at least three months. It shouldn't be shiny or bumpy then. Secondly, a tattoo is not a sticker. No tattoo is perfect. Tattoos do not heal exactly the way they looked when they were first done. Skin is a living canvas and that means lines often spread or color migrates. It would be ridiculous to go back to your artist to get that "fixed." If you can't live with minor imperfections, then tattoos aren't for you.
  3. Tattoos in general fade with time. Trying to do anything to it while maintaining the original design is going to make a mess of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Sounds like you've already made up your mind. Honestly, if you don't point it out, 95% of people would never notice it.
  5. Well some people are telling me the blur may fade with time and that's what I mean by fix itself. It's pretty noticeable, people who see it in person are telling me I should go back to the shop to get it fixed.
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  7. It won’t “fix” itself. You should fix your expectations of tattoos. Tattoos are imperfect. They are made by imperfect people on an imperfect canvas. They are not meant to be looked at through a microscope. It’s a small tattoo on a delicate piece of skin and any imperfection is going to be spotted easier. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Here's the part that's bothering me. It looks like it dips in, but really, the needle line is straight it's just blurred out above and below it. From a foot away the line just looks crooked. I really hope I'm overreacting and it will fix itself with time but that's why posted so you could ease my mind if that is the case.
  9. cyoonit123

    Hi!

    I agree with everyone. I'm sorry you had people making you feel bad. I just don't see how you could add to it without making it more complicated. It's a hedgehog and will always be a hedgehog. Don't be too harsh on yourself and just rock it!
  10. cyoonit123

    Regards

    Couldn't agree more with both of you guys. My first tattoo was extremely meaningful but full black and in the middle of my forearm to cover scars. I still love it but it's in an awkward place and so I won't be able to complete a sleeve unless I get a tattoo around/lasered off. I would say really take your time and make sure your artist is actually good and don't look for "cheap" artists.
  11. what blowout? it really looks like it's healing fine to me. you have to exercise patience with new tattoos. hopefully you'll learn to love it.
  12. 3 weeks is too soon to tell. Also it’s on some very thin skin. Wrists tend to be more prone to slight blowouts. If it is blown out you won’t be able to “fix” it without making it worse. I would just stop obsessing over it and let it finish healing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. My tattoo is 3 weeks and 2 days old and it’s still raised and shiny. I’m afraid it’s scarred even though I took perfect care of it and never ever picked and scratched it. It’s also blurred, as you can see, making the lines not look sharp. I’m wondering if it’s something fixable, even if I have to make the tattoo thicker to go over the blurring (even though I don’t want to do that), or if I should wait longer because the blurring may fade? This was my first tat so I researched an artist and got recommendations, then I called but he said for what my sister and I wanted we could just walk in. Well then we walked in and he was busy and said we’d have to come back another day (I honestly think he just didn’t want to be bothered with the small work we wanted). But there was another guy there who was new to the shop but not new to tattooing (or so they said) and his portfolio looked really good and it had been hard to find a time to go together so we went ahead and went with the new guy, figuring we wanted simple things, it should be easy. After though, my sister (who has lots of other tattoos) said she felt he was heavy-handed because it hurt more than her other tattoos. Her others were done by a very reputable artist but that artist has a 6 month waiting list and won’t do anything small, and that's the problem I kept running into, no “good” artists could be bothered to do small work. I’m wondering if I go back to the same shop, but make sure I get the first guy that I wanted, if he could make it look better? Or should I avoid the whole shop and pay whatever it takes to get someone better to fix it if they even will bother? Or do you think it’s still healing and will get better? Is it scarred? It doesn’t look awful from a few feet away, except for the one wavy blur on the inner left of the V that I feel needs to be straightened and the little dot that blurred out at the bottom. Please don’t make me feel too awful about it, please, I am upset enough. Of course my sister’s turned out okay but it was on much thicker skin. Thanks in advance.
  14. scottyg

    Hi!

    idk I really wouldn't add to it; traditional Japanese can look kind of cartoonish to modern viewers but that's the style.
  15. JAC1961

    Regards

    I always think it's best to get a simple tattoo as your first and save the large/special meaning one for later. Take it slow, learn the ropes and make sure you know about the process before jumping into a big one. Just my 2 cents.
  16. Brenna

    Hi!

    So I may add more detail to the face at some point. Just to make myself more comfortable. I appreciate the help. I know that in time I will get used to it being on my skin. Something along these lines in detail. I guess to me it looks more cartoon than traditional Japanese like I had in mind. I’m moving to Philadelphia and I know there must be good artists there.
  17. snyderju89

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    I wouldn’t recommend having your first tattoo experience be on your back down your spine. That being said, welcome! Do your research on an artist that has done similar work to what you want. Show them some references and don’t rush the process. Try to think about your future plans too and where this tattoo will fit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. VenomX

    Hi!

    Looks good to me 🙂
  19. oboogie

    Hi!

    Ignore the other people. It looks like a hedgehog. The end. Just go and get more tattoos.
  20. suhanalp

    Regards

    Hi! My name is Suhan and I'm new here. I was looking for tattoo ideas on Google and I came across this forum. I'm plannig to have my very first tatto so that I'm so excited but the only problem is that I am a person who cannot make an easy decision. (I wont get bored.) I want it to be so special for me. I'm interested in ancient gods, nordic/viking cultures, universe, extraterrestrial visitors/gods etc. My first idea is to have a tree of life and a nordic sentence from its roots to down vertically on my spine between my scapulas. Thank you so much
  21. Hogrider

    Hi!

    Everyone wants people to like their tattoos, but the most important thing is that YOU like them. I never had any negative comments, other than that I have too many (live with it mom), but if I did, I'd try to blow them off.
  22. Brenna

    Hi!

    I appreciate all the feedback! I do plan to add more and more to my legs until they’re covered. I plan on getting my ferrets as Kamaitachi on my calf, my 3 shibas on my thigh, and many more on the other leg. To answer, the artist does great work I saw I liked. He has done monmon cats and other wonderful Asian inspired tattoos. He’s won awards for Asian inspired tattooing. That’s why I was really wanting to go to him. And haha hedgehogs can be very derpy. Mine sure was. I appreciate the help. I think the comments just really got into my head.
  23. scottyg

    Hi!

    it looks perfectly cool to me! aren't hedgehogs kind of derpy animals anyway?
  24. Hogrider

    Hi!

    Whoever said that is a jackass. They know nothing about tattoos and even less about being a decent person. I'd leave the tattoo as is. I say this over and over, I think you have a better chance of making it worse than you have improving it. It's a nice tattoo. Did you see examples of the artist work that looked like what you wanted?
  25. Gingerninja

    Hi!

    Your tattoo looks just fine! You are also comparing it to work by Wendy and Tomo which are incredibly high standards. Me, I wouldn't touch it but plan to add more to your leg. Good luck!
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  27. Brenna

    Hi!

    Thank you cyoonit! I have bad body dysmorphia as well and so it’s hard for me to see reality sometimes. I’m working on it but I’ve been that way my whole life. My idea I proposed to the artist was a monmon cat but instead of a cat, a hedgehog. It’s what I had named my deceased hedgehog after. I’ve just had people come ask me to post my tattoo on reddit for bad tattoos and for Twitter and it really hurt my feelings. I’ll post my inspiration pics. I liked aspects of all of them. But I’m gonna let it heal up for a month or two and if I don’t like it still I’ll contact for a cover up/correction. I’m moving to Philadelphia in July and I might be able to contact artists there. Maybe adding gray in the body? Hard to say. Unfortunately I didn’t take a pic of the drawing I had been shown. Maybe without the shading it looked better to me. I don’t know. My husband says it looks fine. But I just keep seeing the face looking wrong to me.
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