On the fourth day, two things changed. The first was that the bruise was creeping down all the way toward my elbow it was as if my muscle had been bruised. It looked like I lost the fight! Also, the whole tattoo turned into mini "bumps" which were probably blisters. I kept pouring on the polysporin. I was advised not to let it dry out and keep it from sticking to anything, and I am still changing my bandages which were tefla pads and paper tape twice a day (morning and after my shower just before bed).