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  1. Everything @Dan said, plus it will NEVER look the same as it did when you walked out the shop doors.
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    Longivity ?

    Rather than deciding on a STYLE based on longevity, get the style you want and then a DESIGN that will last. I've seen some American traditional pieces that look like a hot mess.
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    Muscle gain

    Hold it, you aren't saying Arnie too steroids are you??? That's cheating!!!
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    Muscle gain

    It's very unlikely that you will develop enough muscle in your forearm to affect the tattoo. Maybe if you get as big as Arnold, but not many people have the discipline, or more importantly, the genetics, to get that big.
  5. There is nothing so innocuous that it can't be deemed offensive by someone.
  6. That's a lot of scabbing, but try not too worry too much because you really can't do anything about it at this point. I'd recommend reading this: https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-scabs#treatment Good luck
  7. Looks more like bruising that blowout, but it takes at least 4 weeks to heal, so you won't know anything until then. You should know that thin lines on delicate skin, like that near the ditch, are more prone to blow outs.
  8. That guy has a set of balls alright. I’m not a billboard. I’d be really pissed.
  9. Wait until it heals. I wouldn't do a touchup sooner than two months, but it's done all the time.
  10. Like everything in tattooing - it depends. I've got well over 200 hours of being tattooed and rarely have any scabbing. I don't think I have any scarring, at least none that I can see or feel. I don't know if it's my artist, my skin, or my aftercare - probably a little bit of all three. As to your artist, well known, tattooing for years, best in the shop don't mean anything. The only thing that counts is the final outcome. I think you're probably stuck with just getting through this. If you aren't happy, don't go back. Realistically, what do you think is going to happen; you'll accuse him of being heavy handed and causing scarring and he'll say, "You're right, I'm sorry, I'll be more careful."
  11. I don't think it was extreme. I hate these "price" questions. This isn't a mid-eastern bazaar. You're talking about getting something permanently inked onto your skin. Quality tattoos aren't cheap.
  12. No problem. It's the only color I've ever had a problem with. I've had other purple since with no issues.
  13. I had this same thing happen with purple. It took about a year to settle in. 10 years later it doesn't look any different than any of my other tattoos.
  14. If you are happy with the tattoo you aren't getting ripped off. Artists charge what they charge. If you don't like the price, find someone else.
  15. 1. it takes 4 - 6 weeks to heal, so you won't know what it's going to look like until then 2. it likely is an easy touch-up 3. you should listen to you tattoo artist
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    You're getting serious thoughts and advice, you just don't like what you are hearing.
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    How long has it been raised? I get that occasionally and it goes away by itself. Usually heat related.
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    Did you ask your tattoo artist? I second what someone else said in the other thread you started about this tattoo - looks like hair follicles. From the pics it looks like you WAY over moisturized.
  19. Tattoos take 4 - 6 weeks to heal, sometimes longer.
  20. I wouldn't go back. It definitely looks overworked. I agree with the dry heal at this point.
  21. I know I have to wait, but can you tell me now?
  22. I moisturize normally up until the day of the tattoo.
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    Maybe the newbies should remember the stated purpose of this website. "The mission of this website is to help preserve the craft of GOOD tattooing and to serve as an educational resource for those who want to learn the difference between good and bad tattoos." In some cases that means telling people what they DON'T want to hear.