You did it!
You sat like a champ while getting your tattoo, listened to your artist’s aftercare instructions (or followed our epic tattoo aftercare guide), and everything looks and feels great, but you’re starting to see what appears to be scabs develop over your tattoo. Remember to keep your new tattoo safe by keeping it moiturized and protected with Derm Dude's industry standard tattoo-aftercare products!
You’ve heard that scabs will occur, but maybe you’re wondering just what exactly these alleged tattoo scabs are supposed to look like?
Will they look like light scabs from a mild sunburn, or will they look like the brutal scabs you got on your knees and elbows as a kid when you crashed hard on your bike? (Or from that prison shivving you don’t like to talk about. We understand dude. #respect)
Let’s take a closer look at myths and facts about tattoo scabs so we know what’s normal and what’s “holy crap; we need to go to the hospital, STAT!”