I never knew that there was such a long process for tattoos. Anyone who has a tattoo, please feel free to chime in. At this point, to me they don’t seem like they will be nice as I expected. The first day they looked great. There was some swelling but I was very excited about what I was seeing. On day 8, they were all crusty, itchy, and scabbed over. It was barely able to keep from picking them apart. On day 11, most of the scabbing had come off (naturally), but it doesn’t look too pretty.

My tattoo artist instructed me to keep them clean with an antibacterial soap, and to moisturize them them with a lotion like Lubriderm. I have done so faithfully. I’m still hoping they look better when the skin is completely healed. I would appreciate some input from others who have tattoos.

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DAY 11
DAY 11