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Is it normal for a chest tattoo to bruise?

It’s normal to be concerned after having a tattoo – it’s a major change for your body – but the swelling and bruising straight after having it done is also normal.

Is it normal to get bruising after a tattoo?

Sometimes tattooing can cause bruising. The area around the tattoo may look yellow and even a little bit blue or purple. The tattoo process is traumatic to the skin and tissue on and around the tattoo area.

How long does a tattoo bruise last?

Bruising and swelling should go away after one to four weeks, depending on how much the skin was traumatized and the location of your new tattoo. As it passes through the various stages of healing, the bruise’s colour will evolve into a bluish-purple blob, and then fade to a yellowish green hazy cloud.

Is my tattoo infected or bruised?

If you begin to feel feverish and experience abnormal oozing or scabbing around the tattooed area, see a doctor. These are common signs of infection. You should also see a doctor if a rash or swelling lasts for more than a week.

What is a blowout tattoo?

Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat. This creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout.

What is tattoo bubbling?

Tattoo bubbling is what happens when scabs become too wet. This begins when you don’t fully dry off your tattoo after showering, and scabs become saturated with water. Then you apply too much ointment or lotion. Tattoo bubbling increases your risks of damaging your tattoo and getting an infection.

How do you know if a tattoo is too deep?

Too deep and the ink will disperse into surrounding areas. It’s this dispersing that leads to ink looking smudged or blurry. This is also known as a blowout.

What are the symptoms of an infected tattoo?

Symptoms of a tattoo infection include:

  • a rash, redness, or bumps in the tattoo area.
  • a fever.
  • worsening swelling.
  • purulent drainage.
  • increasing pain.
  • shaking, chills, and sweats.

Why did my tattoo bruise so bad?

As mentioned in the into – bruising around your tattoo generally occurs because of the trauma to your skin caused by the tattooing needles being pumped in and out of the area thousands of times a minute.

What is a tattoo blowout?