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Peeling or Scabbing?


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Hi all, I've got a fresh tattoo (5 days old) now.

I can start to see areas of the tattoo flaking and peeling which seems normal, however I have areas of the tattoo which doesn't exactly look like peeling...it seems like it has peeled too early and I can see bright ink. Is this what is referred to as "scabbing"? or is this something else? It isn't full of puss or wet, its pretty dry which makes me think its not infected. It seems like the top layer of skin in these areas has just come of. 

I'm a total tattoo noob and haven't found much answers online (mainly because I don't know what this is called to google) so apologies for this.

See pictures with red circles. Picture without red circle is what I think is normal peeling.

Thanks all!

peel 1.jpg

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peel 5.jpg

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It looks like you have been picking your scabs, drenching them in something like Aquaphor, or the artist went WAY TOO DEEP. Essentially, you need to keep it clean, stop drowning it in stuff, and never pick the scabs. It will have to be touched up because whatever you are doing/whatever your artist did has made the scabs pull out a lot of the color.

Just keep it clean and DO NOT PICK at it.

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