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Is my tat supposed to hurt this badly?

I got my first tattoo this last Wednesday, it didn't hurt so badly when I was getting it done but now it hurts to even stand. There is still some swelling and it's starting to scab over.
I'm concerned about the fact it hurts to move even a little bit, it doesn't itch or anything like this, and there are random parts that are swelling more than the rest.
Should I be concerned?
Is my tat supposed to hurt this badly?
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Since I've posted this the swelling has gone down a lot, only a few places are still swollen. I think it was just telling me that it was ready to scab over so it can heal :)
Listofrandom posted over a year ago
 Listofrandom posted over a year ago
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jameswilson said:
This is not medical advice, just my opinion. I think it's normal that it hurts that much. You have it in a place that really takes part in every move you make, which is probably why it even hurts to move. If it's still hurting that bad after a week or a week and a half, something could be wrong.
For now though I think you're ok. It's a pretty big wound to your body, so it's going to hurt for a bit.

Like I said, if it's still hurting that bad after a week or week and a half, I'd see someone about it.
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posted over a year ago 
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Alright. I knew I was getting it in a really sensitive place but it since it didn't hurt so badly when I was getting it done. Like I said this is my first tattoo so I'm trying not to freak out. I'm more concerned about the random swelling, there's no rhyme or reason to the places that are swelling more
Listofrandom posted over a year ago
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Make sure you're washing it gently with soap and applying something like Aquaphor (that's what I used on mine). Try using an ice pack to reduce the swelling
jameswilson posted over a year ago
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My artist told me I could skip the aquaphor and just go straight to cocoa butter
Listofrandom posted over a year ago
I-Luv-L said:
I love your tatoo but anyways yeah they arte going to hurt at real sensive places
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posted over a year ago 
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Thanks :) I love it too, I was so excited while getting it. And thanks, I'll just try not to move
Listofrandom posted over a year ago
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I'm too young for a tatoo but could you give me some suggestions
I-Luv-L posted over a year ago
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I can't say that I can, all of my tattoos mean something special to me. So yours should be something special to you, like something that speaks to you
Listofrandom posted over a year ago
Dark-Blood said:
yes at first
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