Hogrider

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    Got my first tattoo at the ripe old age of 54.
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  1. If you going to be a shill, don't be so obvious. Maybe find someone who speaks English as a first language to write for you too.
  2. Hard to say without seeing it. A couple of general observations. It takes 4-8 week to heal so if you're in that window, relax. Second, thin, delicate skin is most prone to blowouts; it can happen to any artist. Last YOU CAN'T FIX IT!!!! People ask all the time. The ink is spreading out in the skin, there is no way to undo that. You can't suck the ink back out.
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    Blow outs don't fade. It's ink that's spread.
  4. I had my sleeve extended about an inch after a few years. You could definitely tell right after it was done, but after a while, it blended nicely.
  5. You may want to put this on hold. What if you change your mind again? People have extremely unrealistic expectations regarding lasering off tattoos and starting again.
  6. +1 Why on earth would he start work without an appointment?
  7. Live with it before you do anything else. I've seen more people go from bad to worse to worser because they are in a big hurry to "fix" something. Take your time, plan it out, make sure you discuss what YOU think went wrong with your next artist, find out EXACTLY how they intend to fix it, get recommendations. First rule of coverups - don't make it worse. Unfortunately lots of people break this rule. I was getting a tattoo once and this woman came in with a coverup of a coverup of a coverup. When she left my artist said, "That looks like Arnold Schwarzenager climbing out of a tar pit." It was AWFUL. He did an amazing job on his coverup. You couldn't even tell it was a coverup.
  8. Tattoos don't heal on a schedule. 4-6 weeks is a general guideline. I had one that didn't completely settle for a year. It was the purple color that didn't look quite right. I forgot about it and at some point I looked at it and noticed that it looked perfect.
  9. That's why you double check before you give the go ahead to start. Don't worry about it. I showed it to my wife and she didn't even notice. Only in our dreams do other people care about our tattoos.
  10. I've found that a cold pack helps with the itching. I wouldn't do it the first day, but you're a week out.
  11. Two weeks out, that doesn't look good, but I'm not a doctor. If that gets any worse I'd go see a doctor. As for blowout, you need to let it heal 4 - 6 weeks before you really know. That's on thin, delicate skin which is most prone to blow out.
  12. No problem. After 200+ hours of getting tattoos I got my first "big" scab, about 1/2 the size of a dime. I usually don't scab at all. You never know.
  13. I'd just get more, better tattoos. Don't worry about it. At least it doesn't look like this: