Bleeding ink - help!

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    poorbady said on November 22, 2008

    I got 3 stars on my inner wrist 3 days ago and the lines now look blurry as if the ink has bled under my skin - is this just swelling or will it be permanent? As its on my wrist its pretty visable so i can't really hide it, and i dont want to have to! Will it keep spreading or just like stop now its been a few days? I'm really quite annoyed as it looks a bit rubbish at the moment.
    Any advice? please help! x

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    jsgoodwin said on November 22, 2008

    if it was only 3 days ago then its obviously got alot of healing to do. if you still have this problem in 3 weeks id be concerned but for now im sure you got nothiing to worry bout

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    samia66 said on November 22, 2008

    i would wait to see as well, but i've never had a problem with that... i've had the running-out problem, but not running-in... you might want to call the shop and ask them...

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    poorbady said on November 23, 2008

    running out? running in? You mean with the ink?
    It still looks like its spreading and i'm getting a bit worried - the longer i wait the worse it will get it seems. I might have to go to the place where i got my first tat done and get them to fix it somehow...thicker lines maybe or coloured in.
    Its gay, wish i hadnt done it now cuz its just getting me down.

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    mcmotorsports said on November 23, 2008

    Is it a home brew tat? Could be that the ink was deposited too deep, it will bleed under the skin. I would be shocked if there is anything you can do besides cover it up, thicker lines or shading around it...

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    ixeventidexi said on November 24, 2008

    poorbady said:
    running out? running in? You mean with the ink?
    It still looks like its spreading and i'm getting a bit worried - the longer i wait the worse it will get it seems. I might have to go to the place where i got my first tat done and get them to fix it somehow...thicker lines maybe or coloured in.
    Its gay, wish i hadnt done it now cuz its just getting me down.

    it might also be that the tattoo person went to deep with the needle the skin on your wrist is pretty thin,that's one of the reasons why it hurts so much but if it gets to deep the blood and muscle will spread it,something you can do is go back and have them touch it up with the gun with out any ink,after its healed of course and it will bled the ink out,it can and might leave scar tissue thow.

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    poorbady said on November 24, 2008

    do you think it will keep on spreading though? unless i do something to it? cuz you cant touch up a tattoo until like its healed after 6-8 weeks, and by then if it does keep spreading it will just be a blob....

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    mistersegura said on November 26, 2008

    yeah i would problably have to look at it but he might of cut you did it bleed if so he did wait till it heels go somewhere else get it touched up with a thicker needle like a seven liner it should cover up all the spreadind ink look but get an artist that looks patient and the shop looks not so buisy so he wont ruch and do a carefull job

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    mistersegura said on November 26, 2008

    yes i saw the picture on your profile and he did cut you and it spread that already looks like he used a seven liner tell him to go over it but lower the volume on the machine it might be running to fast use a&d ointment so it will heal faster and nicer plus use lubriderm lotion

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    agaru-tattoo said on November 26, 2008

    It's blown-out. (Going too deep or too-hard with a liner on thin skin causes the pigment to spread out under the tissue.) It's a pretty common mistake for beginners.
    It won't "heal"... But there is hope.

    There are a few ways to fix "blow-outs". Going around it again in black COULD work, but if the same guy screwed it up once, he could make it worse... And going in with more black could make the stars look non-symmetrical, or uneven.

    An easy alternative is going to a more experienced artist (Look at his portfolio, and see if they have some experience in cover-ups) If they do, ask him to go "around" the outside edge with a mid-range color... (Blue, green, purple... anything that will cover that "grayish fuzz") even white will work sometimes depending on the piece. He should just use a mag, instead of a shader. This method will help not only fix the blow out, but give the piece a bit of pop, and reduce the risk of making it worse!

    Just my opinion!

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    tonyy said on December 10, 2008

    I think this has happened on mine a little, you can only see if you really look at it and it isnt distorting anything. Its the top of the tattoo on the inside of arm, near armpit and skin is really thin.

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