This has been asked a few times, and recently, but the short answer is most likely. A scar is usually just new skin, no different than the skin that was there before, but it depends on the scar, too. If there’s any concern, you should check with your doctor. Good luck!
would it be possible for you to submit a picture? it would give us a better idea of what it actually looks like and how we could help (if we can at all.) you could also go to another artist and ask for their thoughts
personal preference, really. hard to give ideas on this. your body is a canvas and you should paint it as you wish. some places that are popular: upper arm, wrist, back of neck, between shoulder blades, shin area, hip, chest, tramp stamp. something simple like that could really go anywhere. you just have to make the decision as to where. good luck.
I always say, never worry about the consequences. Now a days, employers are becoming more and more lenient on tattoos. I honestly would not be worried at all, especially since this is your first (and so far only) tattoo. Also, inner forearm is an EASYYYY place to hide a tattoo. There’s no need to worry at all :)
I think you’d know if it were infected. Every body reacts differently. I wouldn’t worry too much about it as long as you’re taking care of it. Ice will help reduce the swelling. But, if something really looks wrong, then I’d get it checked out! But, swelling shouldn’t be a big deal. It sounds like you’re taking the right steps to keeping it clean, so I really wouldn’t worry about an infection! Keeping it covered is definitely important, though, especially that soon after. I kept mine covered immediately after I got the ink, and kept it covered during the day for a couple days after, letting it breathe at night. Depending on the size, a bandaid could work just fine! You can buy them in larger sizes, some more square, or you could just use gauze and some tape. I’d stick with a regular bandaid if possible, though, because sometimes gauze can stick and irritate it. Hope that helps!
I guess it depends on what stage the scab is at..? If it looks like the ink is coming off on part of the scab, it’s usually fine.
if it means a lot to you, go for it. you don’t need our approval :)
Here’s what I can say about mine.
My first tat means absolutely nothing to me. I turned 18 and I said what the hell and just got some cute stars on my hip. They’re cute and I live them and want to extend them but they have no meaning for me.
My second tat is my last name which is Italian. I got the English translation, little flower, tattooed on my wrists. I’m proud of my heritage and who I am. Always have been. It’s nothing huge but means a lot to me because it’s who I am. Plus my great grandmother came on the boat from Italy. She was the best and though I never saw her much I can only imagine how brave and strong she must have been. Even at 104 she was keener than anyone and I can only hope to be half the person she was.
I have other tats planned out. My next one is say boarders both meaningful and artistic. Some people might look at it and day oh yeah cool Zelda tattoo. But I’ve thought very hard about what I wanted included in it to the very smallest detail. Because even though I love the series, is also something that means a lot to me. An escape when I needed it. Words of encouragement that I live by. And it made me the kind of creative person I am today, I think.
Long story short. There doesn’t have to be a meaning to a tattoo. Sometimes I think it’s better to get something fun especially if it’s your first. Unless you plan on only having one and you specifically have something meaningful in mind. For example I know a girl who got a tattoo with her best friends signature after she died. She has no plans on ever getting anything else.
It’s just preference but there’s nothing wrong with having ink just for fun :)