jesgri

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Hello to everyone. I'm a 21-year-old freelance writer from Connecticut. I was previously a guitar teacher, and before that, a lesson-planner for a guitar-oriented web site. I live for music, anything from post-punk to technical death metal, and good books. I got my first tattoo, a half sleeve, about a month ago. I joined mostly to admire others' body art, but also to learn more about tattoos, especially the healing process, which triggered my anxiety pretty badly.

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...but also to learn more about tattoos, especially the healing process, which triggered my anxiety pretty badly.

Healing anxiety is the worst. I still have nightmares about healing fresh tattoos. My first few attempts at healing were really rough but I finally figured out a method that worked for me thanks to some recommendations on this site.

These threads are worth reading through:

http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/tattoo-after-care/32-best-post-tattoo-care.html

http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/tattoo-after-care/2406-re-wrapping-tattoos.html

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welcome, lets see the tattoo!!!

Thank you! I posted it in the "Tattoo Lowdown" thread. I thought I replied last night but apparently my message didn't go through because I linked to the thread.

Healing anxiety is the worst. I still have nightmares about healing fresh tattoos. My first few attempts at healing were really rough but I finally figured out a method that worked for me thanks to some recommendations on this site.

These threads are worth reading through:

http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/tattoo-after-care/32-best-post-tattoo-care.html

http://www.lastsparrowtattoo.com/forum/tattoo-after-care/2406-re-wrapping-tattoos.html

Awesome, thanks. I was so paranoid about it. I thought I new what to expect, and then my forearm ballooned and I spent a couple days thinking I had an infection.

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Anxiety about healing tattoos is totally normal but as you get more tattoos and begin to better understand how your body deals with them and heals them it will get less stressful. Healing will still be as annoying as shit though. Welcome to LST.

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Anxiety about healing tattoos is totally normal but as you get more tattoos and begin to better understand how your body deals with them and heals them it will get less stressful. Healing will still be as annoying as shit though. Welcome to LST.

This is so funny to me!! :D

I guess it's just taken for granted that if you're *here* that you'll be getting a lot more tattoos!!

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Thank you.

I definitely will be getting more. I have another planned for the end of summer, and a sleeve idea for my left arm that I need to deal with my carpal tunnel before acting upon.

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