Monday August 11th, 2008 @ 12:08 PM
Filed under: Tattoos
I got tattooed about two to three weeks ago and for about the past week I keep getting pimples on my tattoo. It wasn’t shaved, so it isn’t like razor burn. & I got it done by the amazing David Bruhel (who was featured on the site a few days back). Would there be any other reasons then bad pigment? Or whatever I’m using on it (which isn’t anything for the past week). They pop up randomly and in different places, I think I’ve had about five now.
There could be a few reasons.
If it’s not from being shaved - it could be from NOT being shaved.
It could be from the vaseline or whatever Dave used to lubricate the area during the tattoo.
It could be from the soap and/or moisturizer you’re using now for aftercare or it could be an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the bandage you were wrapped up with after the tattoo.
A problem with the pigment would likely result in some rejection of the colour and some seriously goopy looking tattoo.
If you suspect you have an infection of some sort, your doctor will be able to best diagnose that.
In the meantime, be sure you’re cleaning it once a day with a very mild, unscented soap and keep it moisturized as needed with a thin layer of unscented moisturizer (Avoid petroleum jellies and balms)
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