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  1. snyderju89


    Did you look around the forum at other threads relating to this topic before posting? It’s far too early to know. Let it heal. No sense in stressing about something you can’t do anything about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Exactly! Lots of crap in sunscreen that can irritate a healing tattoo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This shop or artist have an Instagram or something we could see? Did you see any of their healed work? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Probably my least favorite area to heal thus far. The constant dampness in the area doesn’t help. Seems like my ditch took twice as long to heal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. snyderju89

    Hi :)

    I would agree that drier is better for the scabs currently. Just treat them with care and don’t do anything to rip them off prematurely. You may need a touch up after it’s all healed or you may not. Won’t know for awhile. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. snyderju89

    Hi :)

    Welcome! How old is the tattoo and where is it located? It looks quite bruised. Different colors for me heal differently. Some colors need to be packed more and might contribute to heavier scabbing. Keep taking care of it and don’t let the scabs dry out too much but don’t over moisturize them either. Thick scabs can be a pain and will require a little extra care and extra healing time in my experience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I use the SPF 50. Best sunscreen I’ve ever used. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I like it! Looks good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Most tattoo artists have a style they like to work within. Hers seems to be watercolor. Watercolor is very much a fad right now and will not hold up over time as well as a more traditional tattoo. Think carefully about what you want and find an artist whose portfolio matches. Personally, I’d steer clear of an artist who does so much watercolor. In my opinion, they are not something a good tattoo artist will go around doing. Outlines are what keep older tattoos defined. I’ve talked to my artist a little about them while being tattooed and he said he would never do a watercolor tattoo on anyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Settle. Tattoos spread and blur over time. A well designed tattoo will weather this. Unfortunately, yours looks like it is going to be more of a blob in 10 years. To be very honest, it barely looks like a typewriter now. Your artist should have known this. Did you go to a professional shop? Did you see the artists previous work or a portfolio? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Nobody on this forum is going to tell you to get tattoos from a basement scratcher. Tattoos if done properly are also not scars... Maybe you’ve already visited a few basements if that’s what you think... Nobody can predict how a tattoo will look in 20 years. Everyone’s skin is different and everyone takes care of their skin differently. If you are worried about how it will look in 20 years then you might be a little too obsessive for such a commitment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. snyderju89


    Whether you give an explanation or not is up to you. Whether the person asking thinks you’re rude or not is up to them. If you are comfortable not explaining it when people ask then I’d say it’s fine. I just want to warn you that everyone who sees it for the first time is probably going to ask you about it. I personally like the idea of getting some type of image instead of the Chinese characters and the script. I know you know what you think the characters mean but have you verified with someone who speaks and writes in that language? There are more than a few people walking around with Chinese symbols on their body thinking they mean one thing but it’s really another or is completely wrong. Chinese characters are complex and slight variances can alter the meaning. The person tattooing you probably won’t speak or read the language either. It’s going to be 100% on you to make sure it’s done precisely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. snyderju89


    Agree 100%. Also, be prepared for almost constant questions about the meaning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. snyderju89


    Like Dan said you want it to be correct when your arm hangs at your side. Also just going to reiterate make sure the symbols are correct to what you think they mean. You can find a lot of Chinese symbol tattoos from people online that are not what they think they mean. talk to a reputable artist about size and placement. You don’t want to go too small on text as it will blur and be illegible over time. Sorry to hear about your wife. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. All my awkward gaps I let the artist decide what he thought would work best to fill the spot and blend in with the rest of the arm. Turned out far better than anything I would have probably come up with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk