IS MY STICK AND POKE INFECTED!! I’ve had this stick and poke for about 3 days now and I’m really worried it’s infected… it doesn’t really hurt however the redness is worrying me. Please someone reply!!
It looks inflamed what did you use to do it? It should not be red after 3 days if you used proper supplies and sterile equipment.
I’ve done a few on myself and I’ve never had swelling/redness that lasted more than a few hours. I did find the below though:
Acute inflammatory allergic reaction. Many people who get tattoos experience what’s called an acute inflammatory reaction — the skin becomes red, slightly swollen, and irritated at the site of the tattoo. This occurs because of the irritation caused by the tattoo needle and the tattoo ink. It’s not serious, and generally subsides within about two or three weeks. (https://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-and-beauty/tattoo-ink-allergies.aspx).
However, just to be safe, please go see your doctor because redness and swelling can be sign of an infection. They can prescribe an antibiotic cream.
Except they used pen ink and a sewing needle which opens up a host of potential issues. 😖
Your tattoo is not deep enough it’s just on the Epidermis it dosent Hut the dermaßen where the ink is supposed to go in and stay there and live there
You have to get real Tattoo Equipment and have to go Desperados then that it has to stay in the skin
The dermaßen is about 2mm depp so your needle has to go 2mm in the skin to Hit the dermaßen and take the ink in