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  1. I really like it. I like the simple minimalist feel to it especially with the black outline but with a dash of color. It feels right. And it’s charming, reminds me of the artwork you’d find an old books.
  2. I mostly just want to run and also be around my dog and not have to worry lol. Those things are probably ok now right? and also for running, since it’s too new for sunscreen and on an exposed part below my running shorts, is there anyway I can protect it from the sun or should I just treadmill indoors for now? like how much of sun exposure on a new tattoo is bad? Is it only if facing the sun directly for a long time to the point of where skin would get sunburn? Or is it also if it’s exposed to the sun for a min or so, gets some shade, is in the sun again but without the sun hitting it directly, gets some shade again etc. (basically just normal sun movement while running outside with a lot of trees/or even just walking from my car to a store etc)? I’m not sure if that last question made sense but I hope you get what I mean. Thanks btw.
  3. So I got a new thigh tattoo last Friday. The next day I applied tegaderm and left it on until today (weds), so 4 days total. At this point, is it still an open wound?
  4. I have tattoos that are 10 plus years apart and while you can tell, they don’t look *that* much faded than my newer ones or out of place with them. How much has yours faded? Mine are black and grey tho and I’m really pale so maybe that adds to it
  5. do you not like because of what others might think? or something else? every tattoo will look sideways or upside down when your arm is up or bent
  6. $400 seems like a LOT for an idea this simple and small. it's usually by the hour i thought, like $150/hr seems to be around the standard.
  7. I usually bring my ideas to my artist and since he knows better about placement regarding muscular shapes and whatnot, he’ll tell me whether something will work or not in that area. As someone who likes tattoos but isn’t a tattoo artist, I always forget that the shape of the muscle and the way it moves needs to be considered. For the most part, my ideas have been able to work on where I wanted them but maybe a slight alteration in placement and/or design that still ends up working for both per my artist’s expertise
  8. Btw, so since I’ve never had a tattoo heal with this much heavy scabbing and scarring (other than the typical slightly raised outlined scars), are there any issues long term with tattoos that healed with more scarring than usual? like I know you’re supposed to keep the scar out of the sun for like the first year or so, but since this is on my arm, if it gets too much sunlight will the scarring grow bigger or feel harder or get darker or any other issue? Or will it remain the same or get flatter or lighter etc? Anyone have any advice or input at all regarding scarring in tattoos in general?
  9. Hey thanks! Anytime I swat at an actual fly, my fly tattoo looks at me and makes me feel like a real asshole lol
  10. Yeah you’re definitely right regarding those heavy scabs and long healing time, thanks. I’m just relieved it’s turning out not as bad as I thought it would so far. Here it is just now, 24 hours after the final scab came off. The day after all the scabs came off always looked better I noticed. I know you’re right tho, I’m keeping in mind to give it another month, thanks for your comment.
  11. Update: after three weeks the scabs finally came off. It’s not too bad. Some scarring where the nastier looking scab occurred and the only real color loss/distortion is in the small left corner outline. What do you think? All of the smaller lightning bolts scabbed up pretty heavily (of course not as bad as the big one) and left little scars when their scabs came off but they’ve already kinda settled in and aren’t that noticeable anymore, maybe the big one will too. It’s not GREAT but it’s also definitely not as bad as I thought it would be considering how nasty that scab was. I’ll let it settle down more but I’m thinking I’ll just leave it as it is
  12. Update so far, 13 days since I got it. The smallest one’s scab fell off first, looks ok. The second one fell off yesterday, it looks like the skin under a scab still, kinda raw and muddy looking, hopefully will get better. The big first one is looking better, but the nasty scab is still stuck on, I’m praying it won’t just be bare skin when it falls off, some of it is lifted and it’s very oniony milky wrinkly underneath and clouded, eager to see what it will look like when normal skin returns. The third one also had a deeper scab but it’s really small and I suspect that one will be ok. Overall, worst experience I’ve had with a tattoo but hopefully will be ok. My artist offered to use tegaderm but declined due to saniderm leaving a mark on another part of my arm but now I definitely regret not using it 😕
  13. If it’s leaking outside the bandage, which it sounds like it is, you have to just remove it and just heal it normally is what I’ve been told. Makes sense too, if stuff is coming out then it’s no longer sealed to prevent things from going in
  14. you don't like it because of how it looks or because how much your body is covered?
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