Jump to content

Peeling or Scabbing?


Recommended Posts

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

peel 4.jpg

peel 5.jpg

Edited by Goku100
more info added
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...