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I got a half sleeve tattoo my arm is swollen

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    Tylerw90posted 14 months ago

    I got a half sleeve tattoo my arm is swollen

    The first portion of my tattoo was from my shoulder to Mid arm then from there to my elbow I got the second portion done yesterday and now my elbow is really swollen and part of my bicep is this normal there's no redness the tattoo looks fine and it doesn't really hurt. Thoughts?


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    tamarawilhiteposted 14 months ago

    Given the sheer amount of ink used, swelling for a few days is expected. If swelling gets worse, comes with reddening of the skin or pain to the touch (beyond what it is now) or fever - go to a doctor.

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      Tylerw90posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah it was done in two sessions but the second session was done yesterday it swelled up the first time just not as bad as it did this time and this session was shorter but yet I guess closer to my elbow maybe that's why

  3. sippyhippy profile image60
    sippyhippyposted 13 months ago

    I have a full sleeve and swelling, especially around the elbow is expected. Clean it a few times a day and moisturize it. If you truly have concerns about it, I recommend calling or going in to your artist and asking them about it. Super cool ink!