I got my first tattoo in November 2005. It's a cross design on my wrist....seen here (bad camera phone pic): It healed fine with minimal scabbing. I just got a tattoo on Friday on my upper back down the center. This tat has black fill-in whereas my first tat did not. I'm keeping the tat moisturized with fragrance-free lotion (Curel). However after moisturizing, it looks like the ink is rubbing/flaking off in a thin layer. Well it doesnt look like it, IT IS. I am able to rub some of the black off the tattoo. I have accumulated tons of little black balls that I've rubbed off my body because of this. Is this normal? Here is a pic of the tat as of Sunday. Looks beautiful. But now that the black ink seems like it is peeling off, it looks a little dull in some spots to me now. I can provide pics if needed. Thanks!