Hi there. I'm turning 18 in May, and I really want to get a tattoo on my birthday. There are a few I want to get, but the one I want to get first is a medium sized piece that would be on my left shoulder blade. The problem is, my birthday is three days before prom. While I don't have a dress yet, I can almost guarantee that you would be able to see the tattoo because on the dresses I like, you can see the shoulder blade. I wouldn't be ashamed of the tattoo or anything, but if it's just three days after getting it done, I'm worried that it would still look red and irritated, which would not be very attractive. So I'm just wondering, on average, how long does it take for the tattoo to stop having that "I just got this done" irritated skin look? If only a day or two, I'll probably get the shoulder piece, but if not, I still want to get a tattoo on my birthday, so I'll end up getting one of the smaller ones that I want, on a place where you couldn't see it in a dress. Any info you have is very much appreciated. Thanks, guys!