Did you keep a lot ( I mean a lot ) of lotion on the tattoo every day for that first few weeks, to keep the skin moist ?
Did you keep for the first couple of days A/D ointment or something simular on it to help start the healing.
I do know we all heal and scab differently, but on any of mine, there was never large heavy scabs, just light flakes at times. ( and did you make sure to keep it out of the sun as much as possible and also not scratch it)
But if there is a question, go back by the tattoo shop and talk to the artist or shop owner.
It will take a couple of months for it to really start looking more normal and the skin may at least seem to feel slightly different, I think it is just in my head, but ??