I have been getting a lot of questions coming up in my search terms. So today I thought I’d answer some of the more commonly asked questions. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it via the comments section. I check this site every day and will be more than happy to give my personal advise on any body mod issue.
Now on to the questions.
Why does my tattoo have a dull look to it?
It could be that the tattoo ink was applied too deep and the excess skin is dulling your tattoo pigment. Sun damage will also cause a fading effect.
How long after I get a tattoo will it start to scab?
It could scab after a day or it may never scab. It depends on if you can keep it moist or not. Once a tattoo drys out and scabs appear there is no choice but to wait until they fall off naturally.
How long does it take for tattoos to heal completely?
The time it takes for a tattoo to heal can be different for everyone. Typically the older you are the longer it will take for your skin to regenerate. My tattoos usually appear to be healed completely in 4-6 weeks.
Why keep your tattoo wrapped?
Covering your tattoo in a plastic wrap will keep dirt off of your new, open wound. Always use an antiseptic petroleum jell like Bacitracin between the plastic wrap and the tattoo. Also remember to change the wrap at least twice a day. You should wash your new tattoo with plain soap and water once or twice a day as well.
Do nipple piercings heal completely?
Yes, nipple piercings will heal given enough time and proper care. It took my nipples roughly 14 months to heal completely. The time to heal can vary depending on how well you attend to your new piercing. If you beat it up, it will obviously take longer to heal.
How long should I wait before replacing my nipple piercing?
I am assuming this question was asked in reference to changing jewelry so that’s how I’m going to answer it. I would recommend not changing the jewlry in a fresh nipple piercing for at least 6 months or until the “crusties” stop appearing around the jewelry.
How deep to run needle to keep the tattoo best color?
Ideally, tattoo ink should be placed 1/37 of an inch below the surface of the skin.
Do tattoos look faded during healing process?
Tattoos can appear faded for several weeks after the inital process. The fading is usually caused by dead skin that has yet to peel. Don’t worry, and don’t peel off that dead skin or you run the risk of removing color. Your tattoo will look it’s best in 4-6 weeks.
How long must I keep my tattoo out of the sun?
Forever! The sun’s rays destroy tattoos just as easily as they fade the paint on your car. You must keep your tattoos out of the sun or covered with at least 30spf sunblock or risk fading and color changes. White will become yellow, red can turn brown, etc.
I wrote a post on this a while ago.
You can see the whole thing here
How to get the dead skin to fall off my tattoo?
Be patient. It will fall off all by itself in a few weeks. You risk permanent damage to your tattoo if you prematurely remove any dead skin or scabs.
If tattoo scabs fall off completely will ink return?
If you remove a scab or bump it against something and it takes the ink beneath the scab with it, certainly it will not return. This is why it is very important to diligently care for your tattoo for at least a week. If scabs do develop, whatever you do, don’t pick at them. They will fall 0ff when they are ready.
How long do tattoos take to start fading?
With proper care it could be 20 years before you notice any difference in your tattoo. Inevitably we get older and our body shapes and skin texture changes, as well as the natural breakdown of tattoo ink that your body performs. The sun also has a large effect on the longevity of your tattoo. You can always get a faded tattoo touched up by a qualified tattooist and bring it back to it’s original luster.