What Does A Blown Out Tattoo Look Like?
How to tell whether there’s a blowout or not – Don’t freak out if you notice anything looking off while your fresh tattoo is healing. While not common, it’s possible that a newly inked design can appear slightly blurry or foggy. Firstly, it’s important wait before freaking out.
- You may not notice the blowout immediately, depending on its size, but something may look off while your tattoo heals;
- On occasion, as a fresh tattoo heals, it can appear slightly blurry or foggy;
- In the Facebook group Ask A Professional Tattoo Artist, many members have posted photos of pretty fresh tattoos with what they believe to be a blowout;
On a fresh tattoo, a blowout will appear blue and blurry, according to Penelope Tentakles, a co-owner of Peril Tattoo in Melbourne. “They are more common on thin, bony parts of skin such as the collarbones, fingers, wrists and also on super fleshy delicate spots like the bicep,” she says.
What is blowout in tattooing?
Blowout is when pieces look to have blurred, smudged, or ran, because the tattoo artist has used the tattoo machine in an improper or inefficient way.
How do you fix a tattoo blowout that is too deep?
Correct with more tattooing – The least expensive way to minimize the appearance of a tattoo blowout is to camouflage the blowout with more tattooing. You might pay $50 to $400 for a blowout cover-up, depending on the size of your tattoo and the extent of the blowout.
If you notice a blowout just a few days after getting your tattoo, you’ll have to wait up to 2 months for the tattoo to heal before getting a cover-up. It’s important to be diligent with your tattoo aftercare routine to make sure your tattoo heals properly.
The positive side of a good cover-up is that you can generally keep the look of your tattoo while reducing the appearance of a blowout. If the blowout is severe, you might need to get a tattoo much darker or larger than the original. The tattoo you’ll end up with could be very different from the one you hoped you’d receive.
Can you get another tattoo over a blowout tattoo?
How Can You Fix It? –
- Tattooing Over The Blowout
Let’s start by saying that correcting the blowout with another tattoo is the least expensive way to correct such a mistake. It will cost you anywhere between $50 and $400, depending on the size, type, and placement of the tattoo. The price also depends on the seriousness of the blowout and the extent to which it has spread. Sometimes a small tattoo can have a serious blowout, which doubles its size, and increases the cost of ‘repair’.
- Note: In case of serious tattoo blowout, your tattoo artists will have to make the covering tattoo much darker than the original one;
- It will also have a completely different design;
- If the tattoo artist is good, they will try to incorporate the blowout tattoo into the new design, to make it as seamless as possible;
Note : You still have to wait up to 2 months before you decide to cover up the blowout with another tattoo. Even though the tattoo blowout seems like a major issue that requires an immediate repair, you still need to let the tattoo heal completely before getting inked in the same spot again.
- Laser Correction
Laser correction might be on the pricier side, but it is one of the most effective ways to fix the blowout and finally leave you with the tattoo the way it was supposed to be. The so-called Q-switched lasers are designed to send out ink-diffusing energy beams into the deeper layers of the skin, removing any excess ink remaining from the blowout. This method will be exceptionally effective in fading blowouts, but might not work in every blowout case.
Why does my Tattoo ink blow out?
Pushing ink too deep into the skin is the leading cause of blowout. A heavy-handed artist may apply the ink using too much pressure which will lead to ink absorbing into unintended tissue and bleeding into neighboring areas.