Why Is My Tattoo Shiny And Wrinkly?
Why Is My Tattoo Wrinkly? – A new tattoo is essentially just a big wound. When the tattooing needle penetrates your skin thousands of times over a sitting, it causes enough trauma to prompt your body into shedding all of the damaged skin over the course of a week or two and replacing it with a brand new layer of regenerated tissue.
The new skin that’s grown in a rush will be quite non-uniform compared to the surrounding areas, as well as being quite soft and supple. It’s the makeup of this new skin that gives the area that wrinkly look.
This is why tattoos tend to look rather smooth when they’re first made, before slowly peeling and looking more and more wrinkled as the healing process goes on.