Today, Calvin and Hobbes turned one week old. Peeling has subsided, but now the colours are turning milky. That is normal, as that happens during the last stage of the healing process. Here’s what LoveToKnow had to say:
The milky phase, or drying out phase, generally happens after the itchy scab has fallen off the tattoo. It happens in the last stage of healing. The milky layer of skin that is obscuring your tattoo will naturally slough off with time. It lasts about two weeks. Depending on your own body and healing, this can be longer or shorter. Once you make it through this stage, you are home free.
I’m quite happy with how Calvin and Hobbes turned out. Marz did an awesome, excellent job. I bought a thank you card today and I’m going to send him a brief note, thanking him for the experience and a lovely job done. I can’t wait to go back to him.
Wraith also turned 14 months old today! Today was also a year since I started therapy and while it ended on 27 September 2019, Mitch said I could come back in October 2020. Who knows what the world will look like then. It’s crazy to think how much has changed since 2019. When I was in therapy, I only had one tattoo, now I have three. I’ve grown as a person and none of us would have predicted COVID-19 a year ago.
Time keeps marching, and my body art is joining me for the journey.