And the most difficult part of the tattoo healing process has started. Peeling. I hate this stage. I suffer from dermatillomania. I feel the uncontrollable urge to peel off my skin 24 hours a day. So seeing all the dry raised up skin ripe for the picking is torture. I’m dying to pick it all off….My main spots to pick are my lips, hands and feet. And my brand new ink is on my foot. Why get a tattoo if I run the chance of messing it up? I love this tattoo and want it to be perfect so I thought getting it on my favorite spot to pick would help me stop. I want to show it off so I can’t walk around looking like some sort of bloody accident victim…can’t have bandages on the deep wounds they would cover the tattoo….but my plan is backfiring big time. My left foot is a mess because I’ve resorted to picking on it to try and avoid damage to my other foot and I did catch myself working on a scab last night….The urge is so great I don’t even realize I’m doing it untill I’m bleeding and even then I don’t stop… I hate it. I really hope I can restrain myself from picking at my tattoo again. I would be so posses if this stupid condition ruins it.