<<<  Return to the BodyMod.org Community
  Active TopicsActive Topics  CalendarCalendar  Search The ForumSearch  
Aftercare Q&A
 BodyMod.org Forum : Body Mods : Aftercare Q&A
Message Icon Topic: 3 day old fore arm tattoo Post Reply Post New Topic
Author Message
kstaplet
Mod-let
Mod-let


Total Mods: 0

Joined: March/01/2013
Posts: 1
Quote kstaplet Replybullet Topic: 3 day old fore arm tattoo
    Posted: March/01/2013 at 2:15am
Hello,

This is my second but largest of my tattoos. I got it about an inch or so down from the crook of my arm. Kinda big (for the area, at least)... About five inches wide, 3 or 4 tall.

As mentioned in the title, I got it 3 days ago (Monday, Feb 25th). It's still swollen and my arm hurts to use. Understandably, the skin is tight but it hurts underneath, if that makes sense. My elbow joint hurts a little bit too from time to time. I try to just let my arm chill and not move it as much as possible but, you know, I have stuff I inevitably have to do. After carrying something that weighs more than, say, 2 lbs (so not very much) or using my arm to open a door, the skin around it becomes bright red. When I'm not doing anything, it's normal. It is raised and dried out a little too which I'm also a little concerned about. My other one didn't start this quickly.

I wash it 2-3 times a day (usually just 2) and use Eucerin lotion when it feels especially tight which ends up being 2-4 times a day.

The place I went was reputable, I have no doubt about it. I would go show it to my artist but he's an hour away and I have little spare time these next few days.

Should I go to the doctor or is this normal for the location of the tattoo? It has been getting better, I think, but you don't want to take chances with infection.

Thank you very much! This may sound silly but you don't realize how much you actually use both of your arms until it hurts to use one of them haha.
IP IP Logged
JClaude
Mod God
Mod God


Total Mods: 32

Joined: July/21/2009
Posts: 866
Quote JClaude Replybullet Posted: March/01/2013 at 5:40am
kstaplet some pain is normal on a fresh tattoo, specially such a recent one.
You seem to be doing a good after care. I would not worry, unless the pain persists for more then week.  Just keep the puppy moisturized to avoid cracking.

peRsOnal CreAtiVe

Reason #7 For Not Getting a Tattoo:
People will know you are running your own life, instead of listening to them!
"Sailor Jerry Collins, tattoo artist."

We are the beautiful freaks!
IP IP Logged
xevious
BMod Pro
BMod Pro


Total Mods: 119

Joined: March/10/2008
Posts: 793
Quote xevious Replybullet Posted: March/01/2013 at 12:50pm
Yeah, that sounds pretty normal. I've had redness and irritation for a week after getting a large tattoo. Pictures would help though.
I have titties.
IP IP Logged
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



This page was generated in 0.203 seconds.