Warning: Hard truths ahead.
As a FFB (former fat boy), IMO you need to strike this word from your vocabulary and never, never attempt to ‘bulk’ again. When you lose weight, all those fat cells don’t go away----they merely shrink in size (unless you have liposuction surgery, of course). Thus, they are always lurking, ready to re-fill with triglycerides the moment you go into a sustained caloric surplus.
Instead of ‘bulking,’ play the long game. Focus on re-comping–eating at maintenance while working hard in the gym. You will lose bodyfat (albeit slowly) while gaining muscle (ditto). Or better still, diet back down to 190#, and recomp there. And forget about unrealistic arbitrary numbers (‘I want to be 220# @10-12% BF’). Unless you’re willing to become a serious juicer, it is very, very unlikely you could ever get to 220# with only 10% BF–that would require gaining at least 30# of muscle (probably more), which is simply not going to happen for most nattys in their late 30s-40s.
Signed, another FFB