I got a tattoo about a week ago now, and it has scabbed over and now the scab is starting to come off, but the tattoo isn't as clear as it was when I first got it done, it seems blurred and not as dark black its more like a grey color, is this just the healing process?
This normal. It is the skin that was underneath the scab that is not finished healing yet. It most likely will scab a gain but not as thick as the first scabbing. During the healing process your tattoo goes through all sorts of funky looking fases. It will look cloudy, it will look shiny, it will look fake, etc. Just give it time to heal. At least another month. And contrary to what another poster stated on here. If it is done well, good inks used, and proper after care the tattoo should look just as good if not better than when the artist first completed the piece.Source(s): artist and shop owner
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I got a tattoo about a week ago now, and it has scabbed over and now the scab is starting to come off, but the tattoo isn't as clear as it was when I first got it done, it seems blurred and not as dark black its more like a grey color, is this just the healing process?Source(s): black tattoo healing turning grey: https://shortly.im/Mn3o4
I got a tattoo on my ankle about a year ago that is black and pink. I kept A&D ointment on it like crazy so it wouldn't scab much, then after it stopped trying to scab, I put lotion on it everyday and it still looks as good as new. My husband got a new one a couple months ago and it is black and different shades of blue and he did the same thing and his hasn't faded. My suggestion to you is go get yours touched up in a couple weeks, after its done scabbing. Then when you get home keep A&D ointment (the same as used for diaper rashes and stuff) on it throughout the whole scabbing process. Don't let it go dry a lot. Then after that first use perfume free lotion for a couple months then after that just put whatever kinda lotion you want on it to keep it looking good.
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Looks fine to me, it's healing, perfectly normal. Look at my other post about "fading" tattoos that are new.
they're never as dark as the day you get them - but it shouldn't be too light either
every artist i've ever known has done a free touch up a few weeks later so they can fill in any gaps and get it looking as good as possible - talk to your artist
part of the healing process. it won't be as dark as when you first get it b/c some of the ink will come out and it will appear lighter.