I tried searching and couldn't find a whole lot, so I wanted to ask people:</p>
For how long may a tattoo be swollen after it has been done? Obviously I just got this yesterday so I don't expect magic to happen right away... but this one is much more swollen than my other two were (which were not at all, really). Aside from the swelling, this one feels just as much "burning" sensation as the others felt.</p>
But this one is very puffy, almost ballooned. Do you think the swelling may be significant because it's on an area where skin is more sensitive (than say my back, which had no problems), or a high-movement area?</p>
I know I'm probably jumping the gun a little bit, but I just want to be careful and to let this new baby heal as nicely as possible.</p>
Here are a few pictures of the swelling:</p>
The redness extends a little over an inch beyond the actual art of the tattoo.</p>
Thanks in advance! </p>
EDIT - Oops, the first pic is from yesterday, before it became as swollen as the second picture.