Why Is My Tattoo 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.
Is it normal for a new tattoo to swell up?
Signs of an infection: After getting a tattoo, it’s normal to see some redness and swelling. Your skin will feel sore, and you may see clear fluid oozing from your new tattoo. As your skin heals, it can itch and flake. Scabs may form. All of this can be part of your normal healing process.
Can tattoos cause other diseases to appear?
Other skin diseases can also appear within or around a tattoo. If a skin condition that appears, you’ll likely see signs of the disease within 10 to 20 days of getting the tattoo. The disease can also appear as early as three days after getting inked. Sometimes, it shows up years later.
What does it feel like when your tattoo is healing?
TATTOO HEALING PROCESS
Your skin will feel sore, and you may see clear fluid oozing from your new tattoo. As your skin heals, it can itch and flake. Scabs may form. All of this can be part of your normal healing process.
What are the signs of a reaction to a tattoo?
Signs of a reaction: Swelling in lymph nodes, usually near a tattoo. The largest groups of lymph nodes are found in your neck, armpits, and groin. See your primary care doctor to rule out another possible cause.