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Tattoo Problem From 1970... Gives me Concerns

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Hi All.

Back in 1970, a friend of mine, had a tattoo done on his forearm.

It was some sort of Chinese Dragon, and the colors were fantastic.

Fortunately for me, before I could get the same, his arm sort of exploded with an infection.

So he ended up, with a multi colored scar, and was nearly thrown out of army training, as in those days,

they called it a self inflicted wound.

Ok I realize now, things are a lot different, and I am 60.

It is difficult for me to forget what happened to my mate, back in the 70s, but now i have the added problem, that just a heavy rucksack strap, sliding down my arm, can cause skin tears & bleeding of my forearm.

I would very much like 3 runes done on my forearm:

Othil : for my family & spiritual inheritance. Raido : for my travels through life. & Tiwaz : for my military service.

However, as said, assuming there is no infection , will skin tears, mess up the symbols ?

I am only talking about simple black runes.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi, if your skin is that delicate you may want to consider putting these symbols elsewhere on your body. Only your tattooer will be able to tell what sort of results you will get from getting tattooed. Go ask.

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I would suggest also to check with your artist. My skin held a tattoo very well at 61 (and 62), and I notice it easier for my skin to damage these days (though nothing as bad as you relate). I know how previous experience can jade us. I watched a tattoo removal the old fashion way - dermabrasion with rock salt - when I was in the Navy in the 70s. It kept me from getting a tattoo until I was 61. Good luck!

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I would suggest also to check with your artist. My skin held a tattoo very well at 61 (and 62), and I notice it easier for my skin to damage these days (though nothing as bad as you relate). I know how previous experience can jade us. I watched a tattoo removal the old fashion way - dermabrasion with rock salt - when I was in the Navy in the 70s. It kept me from getting a tattoo until I was 61. Good luck!

Ha, Nice to know, that others were going through the same stuff.

Thanks for your reply, Ill wait, for these abrasions to heal, before talking to anyone.

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