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Everything posted by Hogrider

  1. Well, the knee isn’t fun, but if you got through ribs, you’ll be fine.
  2. Looks like what happens when you use too much lotion. Too little is better than too much.
  3. This isn't a forum for scratchers.
  4. As @oboogie said, if it's not hot to the touch and there's no pus, you're probably OK. Not much you can do at this point except wait for it to heal. Scabs that thick will likely take a couple of months, so pour a drink, light a bowl and relax. Your skin is shiny, and that usually means there is too much lotion. If I had scabs like that I'd probably let it dry heal.
  5. It would fit, but it's gonna hurt! Looks like you already know that though.
  6. You're putting something permanent on your body. Not the time to worry about price. Simple tattoos can be harder than complex tattoos because you'll see every minor flaw. There's no place to hide. Let's put it this way - It's still cheaper than laser removal and a cover up.
  7. I don’t think this work is as good. Get your tattoo from the person that is fluent in the style, not from the “I can do anything” Tattooer.
  8. His work looks OK to me. Price? That's up to you to decide. The thing is that a lot of the work of a tattoo is setup and clean up and that's the same whether you are tattooing for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
  9. People get body suits. Get a tattoo any place you can stand the pain.
  10. It’s not done healing. 4-6 weeks for normal tattoos. Given those scabs, I’d think AT LEAST two months.
  11. You don't get an infection from washing it, you get an infection from NOT washing it. For the first week, I wash it twice a day and put a little moisturizer on it 2 or 3 times a day. Key word being LITTLE. So many people post pics on here and the tattoo looks like it's swimming.
  12. If it's not painful to the touch, hot, or oozing, you're probably fine. I think most pimples come from people slathering on aftercare products by the quart, but you're doesn't look bad. You use just enough moisturizer to keep the skin from drying out.
  13. Hogrider

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    In a word no. When your skin color changes over time, it's highly unlikely that the ink will change at the same rate and still be the same tone. You'll just have two different colored spots.
  14. I've seen more tattoos ruined and shitty coverups because people are just frustrated. Everyone is telling you it looks fine. I'd learn to live with it and if after a year you still hate it, take you're time, find someone really good and explore your options for "fixing" it. If you run out and just do something because you hate it, I guarantee you'll regret that one too.
  15. What he said. Staring at it won't make it heal faster.
  16. The best person to draw this is the one who will tattoo it. I don’t know many good artists that take Joe Lunchbucket’s drawing and tattoos it on someone as is.
  17. Way to early to even think about it, but if there are any issues, the artist can touch it up. You really need to calm down, put the microscope down and just wait to see what you've got in 4-6 weeks.
  18. Infection is usually indicated by redness, soreness, oozing and/or an odor. If you don't have any of those symptoms, it's probably not infected.
  19. I've never had one that bad. There just really is no way to tell. Be really careful with it and let it fall off naturally, no matter how long it takes. Worse case scenario, you have it touched up.
  20. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal, but that's a pretty big scab. Leave it alone, let it heal and in a couple of months you'll know what it will look like. DON'T MESS WITH IT!!!
  21. The ones the client don't micromanage. My first tattoo was a sleeve and chest panel. I said, "Japanese style, do anything you want." I was going to get a kapala skull on my back but the day I walked in to my appointment my artist said, "I'm just not feeling that, what would you think about a Hannya mask?" I said, let's do it and I think it turned out great. I think he's done some of his best work on me because I let him do things he is excited to do.
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