I just got my 3rd tattoo on my lower leg and it's burning and sore which I'm sure is normal. I'm just wondering what I would look for if it were to get infected or what symptoms if I were to allergic to the ink? It supposed to be pink but it's red.
If you are infected, it would be bright red around outside ring of tattoo and very sore. If you are allergic to ink, the tattoo would be raised w/out being too red (other than normal healing) and very itchy. I'm allergic to black ink, and my tattoo is still raised a year later. They say there's nothing to do for it, just no more black ink. Hope that helps!
Get some Aquaphor and use it a few times a day. Wash the area first with mild soap and water, preferably the liquid pink soap. Don't use Neosporin or polysporin. Don't use anything except soap, water, and Aquaphor (the brand). I speak from experience!