i have no idea how it developed.... i have kept the tattoo clean and moisturized.... i don't know if i had clothes rubbing on it too much or it was from my hair slipping into it.... or if it's from the fact that people were touching my hair to "get it out of the tattoo" which is totally - like, um, yes, why the hell are you touching my body without asking so i can tell you no?? gross. fucking gross. i went to the doctor this morning since it was so crusty (it's been fine - a little scabby, but i went back to my artist to have him check on it and he said it was fine, then i woke up this morning with an abyssmal scab - my boyfriend didn't even want to tell me how bad it was, he just said, we need to see a doctor. i knew it was scabby but since it is on my neck he can see it better than me, and this was as soon as we woke up, before i checked in the mirror.) i am on antibiotics for it and i am keeping bacitracin on it, doctor's orders... now i just have to see what it does and see how much damage is done. and on top of the staph infection, i have strep throat. hopefully my artist will be able touch it up if it loses too much color or anything, won't he? i am so disgusted. i have 7 tattoos and have had NO problems with the other 6. the artist is reputable and licensed. goddamnit.