I got my biggest piece done on my thigh on Friday 21st, so 3 days ago. My leg has been really sore and swollen since then, hurts a lot when standing and walking.
I also noticed my skin has been scabbing weird at some areas, along with some ink leaking when the tattoo is wet (after shower or even after putting a little bit of cream). My previous tattoos always healed pretty well with peeling starting around 5-7 days - but I’ve never experienced this type of scabs.
The rest of my tattoo is healing exactly like the previous ones - as you can see on the last picture!
Has this ever happen to one of you? Should i be worried?
I usually dry heal and only put cream if it really becomes too uncomfortable. Should i let it dry or actually put some cream ?
I also have some extreme swelling on my knee, right below my tattoo - only happened tonight after a whole day at work walking a lot so i guess it’s fine ?
(i can’t go to my tattoo artist since he isn’t in my town anymore - i emailed him but haven’t got any reply yet!)
Thank you in advance !