I wanted to tell you that I featured this work of yours in the latest blog-entry of the , to inspire other music-loving artists for a little project of ours. What a true sign of passion to get this symbol inked into your skin - and it's a beautiful tat!
You should get some antibiotic cream on this it is inflamed in spots which will lead to infection and loss of color which will leave you with spots within the tattoo containing no ink. A tattoo should never scab if it does the artist went to deep into the skin surface. A fresh tattoo should appear slightly flushed or pinky for a few hours after which it should return to normal if it doesn't infection is indeed in the future if precaution is not taken . It takes no longer then 3-4 days to heal a properly done tattoo and should never have scabs on it .
Your buddy is right on the money with his quote for 2 of this design at this size . In no way is he trying to rip you off that's a great price. This in most shops would be considered a minimum priced design 60- 100 on the high end max . 130 for one is outrageous this design is found in 99.9% of shops within thier flash files.