Question by  mlahlou324 (29)

Should I be concerned that my tattoo is starting to raise?

Does this mean something is wrong with my tattoo?


Answer by  jh (138)

If you have recently gotten your tattoo, you should not be concerned. As your skin starts to heal, scar tissue is formed, which can cause it to raise temporarily.


Answer by  sugarbooger (21)

Tattoos often raise if the artist used too much pressure, resulting in excessive scar tissue. You could be having a reaction to the particular ink used. Many people are sensitive to red ink. Some tattoos even raise in response to the weather - heat and humidity generally exacerbate matters. If it's a new tattoo, it could calm down with time.


Answer by  Anonymous

Actually, a few people have this backwards. Raising in the tattoo is a good thing, it means the depth of the needle was correct. if it sinks it means he went to deep. your tattoo will always raise. If its continuously rasing and not going down I would get itcheckedout


Answer by  Anonymous

That is happening to my newest tat. Its normal. just don't mess/pick@ the scab let it just fall off! Made that mistake before and had to have it completely redone. And it still doesn't look right. Leave it be and it will turn out fine!


Answer by  cattybratty (181)

A tattoo that "raises" is pretty normal. Ink has been deposited beneath your skin and it takes some time for your body to get used to it.


Answer by  MM (26)

If your tattoo is new, it is normal for it to raise up. Let the scab fall off on its own, and your tattoo will be flat again!


Answer by  pakuakid (72)

If your tattoo is new(under a month) then swelling is not uncommon. If it is older than a month it is scar tissue. Neither are a serious problem.


Answer by  mandmforever (91)

Ewwwwwww!!! That's werid!! I guess it could be normal though. I dont have a tatto and I probably will never get one.


Answer by  randyrobinson2001 (86)

No need for worry or concern, all of my tattoos did this at first. This is just your skin healing


Answer by  mmoffett87 (1)

What if the tattoo is about two years old and has always been flush with my skin and this morning i woke up and its raised?

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