My tattoo itches, is it normal?

healing tattoo

My tattoo itches, It is normal? Yes it is normal, and you can't scratch. Scratching a tattoo before it has fully healed could cause extensive damage to the tattoo. Scratching could remove the top layer of skin or scabs ahead of time, which could cause uneven areas on your tattoo and cause it to leak ink. You could get a white mark or scar in the middle of your tattoo.

In addition, when you scratch a freshly done tattoo you'll be dragging dirt and germs through a wound that is open. This contact between bacteria and the open wound (the tattoo) could easily turn into an infection, which could seriously damage your tattoo and cause serious health problems.

Why is the new tattoo itchy?

Girl getting a tattoo

First of all, it must be said that it is a wound and as such, it needs a healing process. As we have indicated, it is very normal for a tattoo to itch. If we try to find a single reason why this happens, we would not have it. They are several and very different, and each person can have a totally opposite reaction to tattoos.

  • Allergic reaction: It is one of the main reasons for the new tattoo to itch. We can have a reaction to tattoo ink. This does not have to manifest itself immediately. That is, we can suffer it a few days or weeks after having tattooed. It is said that it is something unlikely, but of course it can happen. The red and yellow tones have more ballots of which they are the culprits of this reaction.
  • Time and weather: The weather will also affect whether the new tattoo itches. or not. This is because the high summer temperatures, as well as the humidity, will make our wound swell. In this way, the skin will stretch, leading to itchiness. With intense cold, it can also happen. The skin becomes drier and again, it can stretch a little causing the itchiness that we all know.
  • Changes in our body: There are things that we cannot control and changes in our body is one of them. When tension rises, as well as certain moods, it can also cause a reaction in tattoos. Everything that happens within our body will let us know in an external way.

The best care for your new tattoo

New itchy tattoo

Without a doubt you have to know that we need some great cares to try to prevent and improve itching. It is also said that the greater the care, the better the tattoo will have. So we have to do our best, both for him and for our health.

First stage of healing

We can call the first stage to the fresh tattoo. In this case, we should not touch the tattoo. After two hours, after doing so, we remove the gauze or bandage that the tattoo artist has put on us. The tattoo has to be washed with soap and fresh water. We can repeat this process three times a day, during the first two weeks.

To dry it, we will not use the towels. A soft tissue paper or tissue is best. We will always give small touches on the wound and we will never drag the paper over it. Once dry, we will apply petroleum jelly or the cream that they have advised us. A series of scabs will form and you can see how your tattoo has a swollen area, it is totally normal.

Second stage of healing

We reached the second stage. This is concentrated in the second week and it is frequent that the itching begins in the new tattoo. We know that it will always be annoying, but surely on more than one occasion you have been told that when a wound itches, it is healing faster. Well, in this case he was not going to be left behind. The skin takes time to regenerate. So much so that after a couple of days of itching and others of rest, we can feel it again. This is because the skin begins to peel or shed.

What can you do if your tattoo itches?

Itchiness in the tattooing process

We already know that itching is part of healing. For this to be carried out in the correct way, you have to follow the aforementioned tips. Of course, to go further or directly put a stop to this discomfort, we also have several gestures that they will ease you through these itchy days. Undoubtedly, it is not always the same for everyone, but if you are one of those who cannot endure then follow these steps:

  • Never ever scratch the tattoo, once again we insist. To alleviate, you can always scratch the areas near it, but that are not tattooed, of course. You are sure to find a few seconds of peace and quiet doing this.
  • With an open hand, you can tap on it. It is certainly another way to try to relieve the itch but without scratching directly, so as not to hurt us.
  • Another perfect way is pour very cold water. In addition to it, you can take a couple of ice cubes, wrap them in a cloth and place it on the area. Only for a few seconds. You will see how it relieves you!
  • Without a doubt, the best remedy is in the hydrating creams. It is not advisable to abuse but to throw them conscientiously. Surely your tattoo artist will have explained it perfectly. One of the most used names is Bepanthol, although many advise against its use because it is more healing than regenerative. So, it is best to opt for regenerating creams, pure petroleum jelly or any other similar. You must always keep the area well hydrated. Once we apply the cream, it is always better to leave it in the open air so that it heals better. Of course, if you have to get dressed or go out, you can cover it with gauze but do not wrap it in plastic wrap.

As we can see, it is very normal for a new tattoo to sting. It is quite annoying, yes it is true, but it is a step to endure so that, very soon, we can enjoy it in all its fullness.

Next I will show you fully healed tattoos.

How did you go through the process of healing a tattoo new? Did it bite you?

Man tattooed arm
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  1.   Rosary said

    Bras Outside has left a new comment on the entry «What we do not see about a tattoo ... *** His healing and ...»:

    Hi there! On Saturday I got a tattoo on my back, under the nape, it's small, there are two moons, but I have quite sensitive skin and on Sunday morning, while my mother was washing it, I lost consciousness, something that did not It had never happened before, I asked a tattoo artist friend and he said it could have been a drop in blood sugar or that my body reacts like that to the ink but not to worry. It is my first tattoo and I worry about everything since I do not know very well how this is going. It is not swollen, a little red in some small area, but I think it is normal since it is very recent and I have sensitive skin. The girl who did it to me told me to cover it with the film until the ink stopped, she will clean it with soap and water, and she will pour Vaseline on me, which is what I do, three times a day. I don't wash it with my hand, but with a towel, but I dip it in soap and water and wipe it over, loosely and not very slowly. My mother is somewhat worried since she doesn't understand this either and she wanted to know if everything is normal and am I doing it right? It doesn't hurt, it just bothers a little when I pass the towel and it sometimes itches a bit but I think that's normal, right? Because of how recent it is. Thanks a lot!

    1.    maria jose roldan said

      Hello Rosario! Everything you describe in the healing of your tattoo is normal. What is not normal is the fainting, but possibly it has nothing to do with the tattoo and is some aspect of health. Go to your doctor for a checkup. Greetings! I hope it's nothing!

      1.    maria said

        hello maria ps she told you that it stings you, it is very normal for an tatto to sting you just recently, what you cannot is scratch it because you will ruin the tatto if you are going to scratch but that is not where you have the ink aslo around the edges and apply vaseline throughout the day and wash with soap and do not try to put on very tight clothes because it will ruin it

      2.    Paloma said

        Excuse me, at night I am the type who does not know what he is doing and the tattoo itches a lot.

        How did you avoid scratching? Should I put on a bandage or something?

        I'm afraid that the peel might fall off and the ink will be removed.

        The idea of ​​going through that itch again for a touch-up is tedious.

        1.    Susana godoy said

          Hi dove!

          It is normal for the tattoo to itch, and I know that as you say, sometimes it becomes difficult to endure. Apply moisturizing cream and if you see that the itch persists for many days, it is better to consult a specialist. You can tap the tattoo to try and mitigate the itchiness, but never scratch it. You can also opt for some fresh water can help you.

          You will see how in nothing, it will pass you by.
          Thank you for your message!
          A greeting.

    2.    Joy said

      Hello, I have been almost 3 months with my tattoo in colors like red and green very old school but it starts to itch on the edges, the edges of the tattoo feel a little, it is normal that I itch and the contour of my tattoo feels not it is infected not even inflamed it is just too itchy
      I await your response, greetings!

      1.    Susana godoy said

        Hi Joy!

        The truth is that ink in shades like red, with intense colors, can give more problems than we think. Perhaps it could be a reaction for this reason. It is best that you consult with your doctor!
        Thank you very much for your comment!

    3.    DAIMELYS CEDEÑO said

      I have more than a month that I got the tattoo I have an itch in the red area especially and it looks swollen. That.picor does not go away yet. This will last a long time, there is some remedy to cut it. He has been holding the itch for a long time and is totally healthy.

    4.    Tamara alvarado said

      Hello, I got a tattoo on my forearm on Wednesday and it is already Friday to take care of myself, the one who tattooed me said to wash it with soap only and nothing else myself and I searched on the Internet that I have to apply myself and those things good and What I have done is wash it with hypoallergenic soap every three times a day and I just bought a bepanthol cream and applied it after washing and drying my tatto and it is already starting to itch, is it normal? I need your answer thank you

  2.   Maria belen condori said

    Hello I got a tattoo on the back of my neck three years ago, it is small, but it has been itching for a while. For what is this?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Maria, you may have a very dry area. Try to apply a little moisturizer to see if that is solved. If the itch persists, it is possible that the ink used to make the tattoo or some of the tattoo areas are not well punctured (the tattooist made a mistake when injecting the ink into another layer of the skin) which can cause itching every so often. I say this from experience. All the best!

  3.   Zoe said

    Hello, a couple of weeks ago I got a tattoo on the side of my buttock, and a few days ago after they had healed, red spots began to appear around them and later on my legs, it itches a lot, what is it?

    1.    Franco Narváez said

      It is because you have had sexual intercourse, because after tattooing your buttock you cannot have intercourse for 6 vaginal months and 2 anal years.

      1.    Denise said

        Has something similar happened to you? Because I have a lot of contacts and despite being allergic to red ink, it has not had anything to do with what you say

      2.    Mark Weaver said

        Hello, good afternoon, I have a question, about 4 days ago I got my first tattoo on the upper part of my back, it itches a lot but it seems that is very normal, I have been alone for a long time, not directly, and I have not had a good care, when I itch I do not scratch but when I have some friction with the pillow or some place some of the ink falls, what can I do?

      3.    Mark Weaver said

        Hello, good afternoon, I have a question, about 4 days ago I got my first tattoo on the upper part of my back, it itches a lot but it seems that is very normal, I have been in the sun for a long time, not directly, and I have not had a good care, when I itch I do not scratch but when I have some brush with the pillow or somewhere some of the ink falls, what can I do?

  4.   Santiago said

    Hello, I got a tattoo on my forearm 15 days ago, at first it was infected but I used dermal ointment and it was relieved ... but the itching started the second week and now I have itching not all the time but it itches me next ... My tattoo has not so light colors but if you have color ... I have already been itching for 9 days it will be normal ... they can help me

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Santiago, after the infection it is possible that the healing time and the different processes that you go through have varied. It is normal for a tattoo to itch for up to a week or so (it depends on its size and other factors such as our skin type). Has the tattoo area already started to peel off? Remember to let the skin fall off on its own. You can also try using a moisturizer on the area. That will relieve the itchiness.

      And by the way, after suffering an infection in the tattoo, it is very normal for it to lose color and even ink. You will almost certainly have to go over it once it is completely healed. All the best!

  5.   Geraldine said

    Hi! Yesterday (11/07) I got my first tattoo and today (12/07) in the morning, when I finished washing it, I felt very dizzy, I had a cold sweat and I almost fainted. I went to the doctor, without telling him about the tattoo, but he was not alarmed and saw it as a downturn and that's it. Does it have to do with the tattoo? My body's reaction to the ink? As I repeat, it is my first tattoo and I am worried that it will happen to me again now or when I get tattooed again.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Geraldine, I hope you are feeling better now. In my opinion, you were wrong not to tell the doctor that you had a fresh tattoo. And it is that it is possible that it has been infected or you have some type of allergic reaction to the ink that they used to make the tattoo. Now, if to date you have not had problems again, it is possible that it was a low blood pressure or sugar. All the best!

      1.    Jo said

        Hi there! On February 18 (of this year) I got a tattoo, it has different shades of blue and in the first week it healed but a month after it was done, I still itch, I put on moisturizer and dexpanthenol and it relieves me for a long time, but at the end of the day, the itch comes back. I don't know what to do, I don't know if it's normal. It is my second tattoo and the first one (it is in different shades of red) did not cause me any problem.

  6.   Jenn lopez said

    Hi there! I got a tattoo about a month ago. But lately I have been getting too itchy and I notice that some pimples are coming out, as if it were salputed. It is normal?. I'm really worried.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Jenn, it may be a mild allergic reaction. Try to wash the area well and use some type of moisturizer. It sure helps you. In my case, I have many tattoos, every so often, in some of them what you say happens to me, but it is something that does not last more than 24 hours. All the best!

  7.   Alejandra said

    Hello, I got a tattoo for 3 months but it is starting to itch, what happens if I scratch it, does it also get damaged?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Well, just like if you scratch hard in any other area of ​​the body, you can damage your skin and, therefore, the tattoo. It may be because your skin is somewhat dry, use a moisturizer in the area. All the best!

      1.    Jessica Lopez said

        Hi there! A week ago I got a moon on my foot, the ink came out at once and the tattoo artist returned to give more passes until the moon was filled, that same day my whole foot hurt a lot until the point of not being able to Support him, it started to turn red and it got worse until I could not stand it and I went to the doctor and he gave me medicine for infection to reduce inflammation for pain and antivacterial ointment but the red does not decrease and increases its swelling and it turns to a color already purple and not red. What do you recommend me to do? I'm already worrying

  8.   maggy said

    Hello, 2 weeks ago I got a tattoo, I would like to know if it is healthy and if how can I know? Also at what time will it itch, because in these two weeks I have not presented any discomfort.
    I'll appreciate your answer.
    Thank you very much

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      In two weeks the tattoo is already in a very advanced stage of healing, although depending on the size the healing can take up to a month. Although you can see the "healed" area with the naked eye, the process is somewhat slower. And it doesn't necessarily have to bother you during healing. It depends on many factors whether a tattoo hurts while it heals. Size, body area, or the tattooist's own technique are some of them. All the best!

  9.   Cynthia said

    Hello. I got my first tattoo today, this morning to be exact. I wanted to know if it is normal for me to sting and burn in such a short time. Like I said, it's my first tattoo, and I'm a little scared. Thanks a lot

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Cynthia, it is too early for the tattoo to become infected or anything else unforeseen to occur during its healing. If the tattoo is medium or large, when you do the first cures it is normal that you notice a sensation similar to that of healing a burn on the skin. If the problem persists, consult your tattoo artist. All the best!

  10.   José Antonio said

    Hello, I got a tattoo on my wrist 3 days ago, the tattoo artist told me to wash it three times a day and apply petroleum jelly, is this advisable? I hear that Vaseline is not advisable, as it does not perspire the skin. And another question, the water on the beach after 9 days, can it affect my tattoo? The issue of wrapping it with film is advisable, a lot of ink is lost, and it does not perspire. What advantages does it have? Thanks for your help

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello José Antonio, let's go in parts. Washing the tattoo three times a day is correct. As for Vaseline, I have heard of people who have healed their tattoo using Vaseline, although the truth is, it is not the most correct. I recommend that you use Aquaphor or Bephantol, for example. You can find both products in pharmacies. And to ensure that the skin breathes, after each wash of the tattoo you must apply a very thin layer.

      As for the water on the beach, if the tattoo is small, there will be no problem. Now, it is more risky to expose the tattoo to the sun than to sea water. Of course, remember to use sunscreen and after finishing the day at the beach, wash the tattoo again and apply the cream.

      And lastly, the film is advisable only on the first day (and second if the tattoo is very large). Obviously, if you are exposed to dirt in your work (for example, you are a mechanic), you should wear the tattoo wrapped in film while you work to prevent it from getting dirty and can become infected. I hope I have solved all your doubts. All the best!

  11.   Cinthya Castillo said

    Hello Antonio!
    On Saturday September 3, I made a lotus flower on my thigh, not very big I think (12 cm) and everything is fine with the healing but I have a doubt. How can I avoid damaging the tattoo when sleeping? I use Bepanthen and read that you can apply the thin layer and cover with gauze while you sleep. How safe is it?
    Thanks in advance. ?

  12.   Silvina Onedes said

    Hello Antonio!
    On Saturday September 3, I made a lotus flower on my thigh, not very big (12 cm) and everything is fine with the healing but I have a doubt. How can I avoid damaging the tattoo when sleeping? I use Bepanthen and read that after applying the thin layer, you could put on some gauze to sleep on. How safe is it? Thanks in advance!

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Silvina. Forget the idea of ​​wearing gauze to sleep. When the skin absorbs the bepanthol (or whatever other cream you use) it will stick to the skin. The tattoo is very small and will not give you problems if you sleep with the tattoo in the air. Now, to be calmer the first two nights you can wrap it with plastic wrap. But from the third day it is best that you sleep with the tattoo uncovered. Wash it and apply the cream before sleeping and voila. If the tattoo is well done, it will not be damaged by sleeping and being brushed against the sheets. All the best!

  13.   Luis said

    One question, my dear Anthony, how can I know if El.tatoo is infected? The truth is, it is my first tattoo and I want to know about advice.
    Thanks for the answer

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Luis. Sorry for the delay in my response. If the tattoo you have done is only a few days old and the skin is NOT red or inflamed, it is normal for it to itch. Of course, do not scratch as you can spoil the healing process of the tattoo. It is normal that during the first two weeks of healing the tattoo the area itches a lot. I recommend a moisturizer to calm the area. All the best!

  14.   lady said

    My tattoo is peeling, what happens? And it makes me itch, I've had it for 5 days. Excuse me

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Leyidi, after five days, if the tattoo is small it is normal that the skin begins to "peel". Don't peel off your skin, let it fall off by itself. Keep using the cream to heal it and keep the tattooed area clean and hydrated. All the best!

  15.   Nayla maribel said

    Hi there! I got a tattoo below my neck on my back a little over a week ago, that's a word, it itches me but also if I touch myself I feel a slight pain, something that doesn't happen to me with other tattoos. It is normal? Thanks!

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Nayla, has your skin changed color? Has it turned red? Depending on the area where you have tattooed, the level of pain during the healing process may vary. Try to cure the tattoo more times a day and always apply a thin layer of moisturizer so that the area is well hydrated. All the best!

  16.   Joseph Velasco said

    Hello Antonio 5 days ago I got a tattoo on my leg exactly on the calf and with thick lines on the shin, I have gotten a scab but I still have a swollen ankle, it has gone down with the passing of the days but next to the lines thick black ah come out like a spice of reddish is normal? I hope you can help me. Greetings and a very good blog. Thank you very much

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Jose. The fact that the tattoo area is red indicates that something is wrong. Are you curing the tattoo three times a day correctly? What type of cream are you using? If the area continues to be inflamed and the redness spreads, I recommend that you go to the tattoo artist for advice or go directly to a doctor since from what you say, it could be the first symptoms of an infected tattoo. All the best!

      1.    Joseph Velasco said

        I heal 4 times a day with Bepanthen cream, the inflammation has gone down and the redness is similar to the photo published above, I do not feel pain in the tattoo or heat when rubbing my hand on it, could it also be due to the strokes made?

        1.    Antonio Fdez said

          Hello again Jose. From what you say, I do not think you have infected the tattoo. It is normal, depending on how the tattoo is done, that the skin is reddened. There are many factors for the area to be more or less reddened. From the place of the tattooed body to the person himself. If there is no inflammation, heat or pain, I would continue with the cures as you have done so far. Considering that Bepanthol is very greasy, apply a very thin layer. Enough so that the area is hydrated but that the skin can continue to breathe. All the best!

  17.   angie said

    Good night Antonio, 8 days ago I got my first tattoo on my foot above the ankle to be exact and it itches a lot and sometimes it burns a little, but I don't see that it is peeling or is anything like that normal? I wash it 2 times a day and I am applying betamethasone cream I do not know if it is good to change the cream or if I am taking good care of it, I do not have much knowledge of the subject

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Angie, a priori it is not normal that after eight days, and more being a small tattoo, you have a burning sensation. I recommend that instead of twice you wash it three times a day with neutral pH soap and apply a different cream. If the area is not red or swollen, it is a good sign. That itch is normal. All the best!

  18.   Ana Victoria said

    Hello, I made a lotus flower on my leg 3 days ago, I already read in the previous comments that it is normal for it to itch, and I wanted to know if it is also normal for it to get redder and the area becomes feverish, since it has more temperature than the day they did it to me. Thanks!

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Ana, the normal thing would be for the tattoo to start to itch after 5 days or so (depending on its size). What is no longer normal is that the area becomes red and is "hotter" than the first day. Try to wash the area once more a day and apply the cream you are using. You could also take an anti-inflammatory and, in case it does not subside, go to your doctor. All the best!

  19.   Laura Villaescusa said

    Hello, I got a 10 cm long neck / nape tattoo and a small one on the inside of my wrist 3 days ago. Right now it seems normal symptoms that it is a little red and that it itches a little (even that the doll spits ink when cleaning it). But I am concerned that these are very difficult areas to sleep, party or dress. Do you have any advice? Because the truth is that I am touching them a lot even if I take care of it properly.
    Greetings and thanks in advance.

  20.   Antonio Fdez said

    Hello Laura, do not worry about the area in which you have tattooed. Regarding contact with clothing, taking into account the time of year it is difficult to prevent it from rubbing with the fabric. As long as it is not clothes of the plush fabric type or that can leave strands stuck in the tattooed area, there will be no problem. Of course, it is important to keep the area clean and hydrated with the cream. As for itching and ink oozing, taking into account the days that it does, it is completely normal. All the best!

  21.   Natalia said

    Hi, it's been a year since I got a tattoo, a heart and some letters, my heart is very swollen and it stings a lot = ?? It is an allergy that I must put on so that the swelling goes down, help me, I'm very scared.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Natalia, the truth is that it is very strange that after so long the tattoo swells and itches. Wash the area well with neutral pH soap and use a moisturizer. If the inflammation and itching do not subside, you should go to a dermatologist since it may be an allergic reaction to one of the pigments in the ink with which you tattooed yourself. All the best!

  22.   EDF said

    One question, to get a tattoo is necessary to wax the area where it is going to be done?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello FES, well if you can, I recommend that you wax the area a week before. You can also pass a razor blade where you are going to get tattooed a few hours before going to the tattoo studio. In any case, if you don't 'depilate' the area, the tattoo artist will shave it off before tattooing you. All the best!

  23.   Livin said

    Hello Antonio! I got my first tattoo a month and a half ago, I followed all the instructions of my tattoo artist and that one is great. Now, 3 days ago I did another (2) and today while I was working I got distracted for a moment and scratched it for fractions of a second until I realized what I was doing, to top it off when I took the night shower I accidentally rubbed the back with the towel and then I rubbed it and saw how light particles of dead skin had been removed. Immediately apply the regenerating cream and it burns a little. Is it possible that it will be damaged a little? 🙁 is a lotus flower with a unalome about 12 cm long.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Livin, it is still too early to say if scratching and rubbing the tattoo will bring a problem. Keep in mind that when we get a tattoo, from the first night we sleep without the tattoo covered and we can move and rub it against the sheets without realizing it. During the next few hours, carry out the usual cures and if you see that the tattooed area becomes very inflamed and turns reddish, it is that it has been infected. Keep this in mind and watch / take good care of the tattoo. All the best!

  24.   My said

    Hi! Sorry about 10 days ago I got my first tattoo .. but about 2 days ago I scratched it unconsciously since I was half asleep and now it is burning every time I put the ointment on it and the area is very hot! I think that more than normal I do not know what happens! I hope you can help me thanks

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Mine, has the area turned red? try to apply the cream once more a day and wash the area well with neutral pH soap. If the area has become inflamed and begins to turn red, it is a sign that the tattoo is infected. All the best!

  25.   Arnold L. Cornejo said

    Hello, I have made a tattoo on my forearm, it is the first one that I did in the first session, they made me a line and a little shadow, a week ago I went to my second session and on the fifth day I started to get a kind of hives but only in an area next to my tattoo feels a bit hot, but the tattoo feels good it does not hurt and I see that it is healing well it only itches in the tattooed area when I put on the bepanthem. What could be causing the hives on one side?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Ârnol, the truth is that I do not know the reasons why the "hives" appeared. Try washing the area well with pH neutral soap and applying a thin but enough layer of Bepanthol so that the tattoo is hydrated but can "breathe". If the tattoo does not hurt you should not worry but if it is still "hot" you should be vigilant and before the slightest change, go to a doctor. All the best!

  26.   Arnold L. Cornejo said

    Thank you for your answer Antonio Fdez because reviewing previous comments I saw that the weather comes to influence the tattoo causing certain allergic reactions and I think that maybe that is what happened to me since the next day it disappeared and now it came back but less I think it could be the humidity in these last days. Thank you so much.

  27.   Miriam said

    Hello ... I have 5 days in which I got a tattoo on my shoulder and it itches quite a bit ... I wash it 2 times a day and apply Vitacillin ... I have noticed that my skin is beginning to peel ... but the skin that is on me. begins to fall contains ink ... that is normal ....

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Miriam, it is normal for a tattoo to "ooze" ink. Depending on the skill of the tattoo artist and your body, you may lose more, less, or no ink during the healing process. Do not worry. And depending on its size, it is normal that after 5 days it begins to itch. Do not scratch, do not remove the skin that comes off (let it fall alone) and try to wash the tattoo three times a day. All the best!

  28.   Yesenia said

    Hi
    10 days ago I got a tattoo on my back. All good. I already throw away the shell. Nothing red or swollen. What if it is that it itches me more than normal. It's my number 5 tattoo. And it stings me really ugly. Neosporin and ampicillin were recommended by mouth. Sometimes my itching calms down but sometimes I want to crawl. Help please.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Yetsenia, sorry for the delay in my response. Depending on the area of ​​the body and the size of the tattoo, it will sting you more or less. I tell you that I have my entire left arm tattooed and I remember that some tattoos barely stung me and others it was a non-stop wanting to scratch me. I do not know the products you mention but any moisturizer should calm your skin. Bear in mind that the itch will pass immediately. All the best!

  29.   Alexander said

    Hello, 3 days ago I got my first tatton, yesterday it started to itch and drop little black spots on my clothes, it was because of the tatton, is it normal? And I bathe 3 times a day for the tatton, and I wear 3 times a day bepanthol. It's okay?
    How long does the tatton heal? Taking into account that my body heals each wound quickly?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Alexander, if the tattoo is freshly done and you get "ink stains" it is something normal since it is a wound on the skin and, depending on the body, the type of tattoo and the area of ​​the body in which it is made, it can ooze more or less ink. As for the healing you are doing well, you should wash it three times a day and apply a thin but consistent layer of Bepanthol. If you have more questions, I recommend that you visit these section → https://www.tatuantes.com/tag/curacion-del-tatuaje/

  30.   Ostia said

    Manito, I have been with my tatton for 5 days and it is peeling, do I keep putting the bepanthol ointment? Or am I already suspending the use? Until when do I put the ointment on?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello! You have to keep using the ointment (and cleaning the tattoo three times a day) for a minimum of two weeks. All the best!

  31.   Antonio Fdez said

    Hello Meme, with three months of time, the tattoo is already 100% cured, therefore, if you itch a lot, the area becomes red, it is very possible that you have an allergic reaction. I recommend that you go to the doctor as soon as possible. All the best!

  32.   Trix said

    Hello, a question I made a tattoo on my forearm, I gave it the necessary care, but 3 days later I got red dots around the tattoo which transformed into a kind of rash and it gives me a lot of itching, this reaction never It had happened to me (I have 6 tattoos) I already have an appointment with the dermatologist, but I'm worried, could you tell me what you think could have happened?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Trix, sorry for the delay in my response. In my experience, I can tell you that it doesn't matter that you have many previous tattoos, it is possible that, due to the area of ​​the body and the ink that the tattoo artist will use, the new tattoo that you got will generate that type of rash. However, it is also very recent so it may be a problem derived from its healing.

  33.   Alba said

    Hello, on March 7th, I tattooed a phrase on the side under my chest and I have been treating it with bepanthol, everything was perfect until 1 week ago it started to come out like little allergies on my face, I am already undermined of bumps all over my body and as a result of that the tattoo also itches a lot, I have been told that it is surely an allergic reaction to a bath gel. Could it be that my tattoo has not healed well due to the bath gel and that is why it is itching there? Also I still have it in relief since almost 25 days

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Alba, if the allergic reaction started on the face, I don't think it was the tattoo. Of course, when curing the tattoo you should always do it with a neutral pH soap. The first 5 days are the most crucial in the healing process of a tattoo. If the tattoo is very large, it is normal for it to present some "relief". It is a wound in the skin and a kind of "scab" will form on it that will fall off on its own (as if your skin were peeling off). My recommendation is that, after ruling out that it is not an allergy caused by the tattoo, continue to cure it for a few more weeks due to the problem you have had. Greetings and good luck! 🙂

  34.   Alba said

    It is also my first tattoo and Bosé si Alo better has not finished healing for the area where it is or for something else that is more serious ...

  35.   John said

    I have a tattoo 4 days ago, the person who did it to me mentioned that the bandage or the transparent plastic should be used for a week but I see that in the recommendations he tells me that I do not What do I do

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Giovanni, sorry for the delay in my response. The bandage should only be worn the first day. Ideally, from the second the tattoo is not covered unless you are going to work or are exposed to dirt (mud, dust, etc). Greetings

  36.   Ximena Preciado (Ximenalara) said

    Hi how are things
    3 full days ago I got my second tattoo, it is just below the clavicle, it is 10 × 10 cm, it is no longer red, nor inflamed and it does not hurt
    My question is, is it normal that I already feel some itching? I know it's normal to heal but I feel like it's too fast
    I wait for an answer, Thanks !!

  37.   Ximena Preciado (Ximenalara) said

    Hi how are things
    3 full days ago I got my second tattoo is just below the clavicle, it is 10 x 10 cm
    It is not red, it is not inflamed, it does not hurt, but it is beginning to itch, itch and I know that it is normal for that to happen.
    But my question is if it is normal that I already feel that itch so quickly, having only 3 days of having done it
    I await answer
    Thanks greetings ! 🙂

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Ximena, depending on the area of ​​the body and size, the time in which the area begins to itch may vary. From what you say it is the symptom that it is healing well. Remember not to scratch and try to keep the tattoo well hydrated and clean. Greetings!

  38.   July said

    Hello, a query, look at me, I got a tattoo on my leg 5 years ago and the tattoo has green ink, what is happening to me is that the tattoo does not let me itch and I know, I have filled everything with welts and in .high relief, do you think that it is necessary to go even.medical or with.a.cream can tb pass me.I became allergic to red ink. It has something to do, thank you.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Yuli, it is possible that you have had an allergic reaction to one of the components of the ink that was used to make the tattoo on your leg. I recommend that you go to a doctor. Greetings!

  39.   Gabii navarro said

    Hello, I got a tattoo on my forearm 3 days ago and I am already feeling itchy and a little dry on my skin, so I hydrate more frequently with a cream from here that all dermaglos use ... I have noticed a rash style in the edges of my tattoo and a thick scab on other parts ... I want to know if that has to fall or if the inflammation has to be lowered already ... I have a slight red around it and it hardly hurts.
    From already thank you very much

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Gabii, give yourself a few days time. The scab that is forming should fall off on its own. Try to do a minimum of three cures a day, then apply a thin but consistent layer of the cream you are using. A cordial greeting!

  40.   Karla said

    Hello, excuse me, I got a tattoo exactly four days ago in the sternum in the middle of the breasts and since I can't go without a bra for life I use it as loosely as possible but it makes me very uncomfortable today it started to itch, I took care of everything and I apply the cream, do you think it is infected by contact with the bra?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Karla, if the bra was clean and you performed the appropriate cures, it should not be infected. Itchiness is a common part of the tattoo healing process. Remember that you should NOT scratch yourself. All the best!

  41.   I do not know what to do said

    Hello, I got a tattoo (the first one I did) 6 days ago on my arm, on one side and it was that at first it hurt the first few days (I did not understand it at the time of tattooing it did not hurt) and something swollen it I saw normal and it was like removing bits of ink and I asked my tattoo artist and he saw it normal but now it is itching a lot and the worst thing is that I live in a place where it is too hot and very sunny and I don't know what I can do with it Tattoo, I try not to go out when it is sunny but sometimes it is difficult for me and they have told me that I can not put anything on or go to the beach or the pool, any advice? I do not know what to do

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi! Until after about two weeks (at least) you should not go to the beach, much less sunbathe. The tattoo will not really be 100% healed for almost a month. If it is a hot area, try to do four cures a day and always apply the cream to cure. After two weeks, apply a moisturizer for a while daily.

  42.   Manuel said

    Good day!! Yesterday 13 \ 04 \ 17 I got a tattoo on my leg right on the calf, I got home last night I removed the plastic I washed with cold water and I put on a thin layer of bacitracin the same procedure I did today 14 \ 04 \ 17 but When I put it on I feel a little burning like a burn that I see allying. Is this normal ?? I've been home since I had it done and have had it figured out. This is OK??? And finally, I also have the brucem cream that, in addition to the b5, as well as the benthanol, the one that I have also contains collagen. Will it be good ?? Can I apply it simultaneously with bacitracin ??? If I no longer have bacitracin, can I just use brucen even though it is my second day? Thank you very much for the answers that you can give me greetings

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Manuel, when the tattoo is of considerable size or is in a certain area it is usual to experience a little burning in the first days. I advise you to use an anti-inflammatory and make the relevant cures. Use neutral pH soap. I do not know the cream you mention, I would opt for Bepanthol or another specific cream for healing tattoos.

  43.   Layla said

    Hello, good I got a tattoo for 5 days it is itching a lot but I see it normal what worries me a bit is that a tattoo artist has told me that I have to put plastic wrap every night for 21 days, you can advise me, thank you

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Layla, sorry for the delay in my response. Once the first 3 or 4 days have passed, it is normal for the tattoo to start to itch a bit. You should not do the plastic wrap, you should only use it at night for the first few days (if the tattoo is very large). Personally, I only wear it on the first and second day. And I have almost 20 tattoos already. Greetings!

  44.   Darren said

    Good afternoon, I got a tattoo on Friday and today we are on Monday, it is no longer red or swollen, but what I saw is that around the tattoo it has a light yellow tone but if it shows, it does not hurt or anything it is simply the light yellow color around the tattoo, I investigated a little and according to it is like a bruise from the shadows of the tattoo and that, but I need other opinions.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Darren, it is relatively common for bruises to form in the surrounding area or even on the tattoo itself during the making of a tattoo. Greetings!

  45.   April said

    Hello Antonio! I got a tattoo on Friday under my ribs. It is a sentence of 15 cm more or less, yesterday the scab came off but it continues to itch a lot. Today I scratched next to the tattoo, not over and I got little red dots, as if it were an allergic reaction or something like that. It is normal?

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello April, if the red spots have appeared on the area where you scratched and not on the tattoo, it is possible that it is a consequence of having scratched during the healing process of the tattoo. Try doing about 4 cures a day by washing the tattoo with pH neutral soap and applying a thin but consistent layer of healing cream. If the red spots and itching do not subside, you can go to the doctor. Greetings!

  46.   With him said

    Hi, how are you?
    On April 23, I made a tattoo at the level of the clavicle, my tattoo artist advised me to only wash three times a day with neutral soap and not use any type of cream, today I already have a scab and a lot of itching.
    My question is should I use some kind of cream?
    I live in a very hot, warm-dry place, the last three days temperatures above 38 * C

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hi Naye, use a moisturizer (apply a thin layer) and keep washing the tattoo three times a day for another week. This way you will avoid itching. Greetings!

  47.   María said

    Hello today 5 days ago I just got a tattoo on the wrist of my left arm but a part of it is with a thick layer and it hurts when I hang my arm, it is normal that the tattoo hurts when the arm is down, thank you very much

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Maria, I do not understand very well what you mean by "hanging my arm", if you feel pain when stretching the skin in that area, it is normal, remember that the tattoo is a wound on the skin. Depending on the type of tattoo, the scab may be thicker in one part and thin in another. It will depend on how the tattoo artist injected the ink and the healing process itself. Greetings!

  48.   Marta said

    Hi, about a month ago I made two prints just above my ankle, everything was fine until the middle of the second week it started to itch a bit but I have been itching in an exaggerated way around the tattoo for a week, not the tattoo per se. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't ooze, or anything. But it does itch a lot around the tattoo, and I've even injured myself around it.

    1.    Antonio Fdez said

      Hello Marta, it is due to part of the healing process of the tattoo and the area in which you have tattooed. Try using a moisturizer and applying a thin layer several times a day. You'll see how the itch subsides. And by the way, avoid scratching yourself. All the best! 🙂

  49.   Eduardo said

    Hello, on May 5 I got a tattoo on my calf, and I felt that everything was going well in terms of recovery, on Tuesday 9 I had to work so I used denim pants and I was in a very hot place and it was It was impossible to do my washing, I only put on the cream that my tattoo artist recommended (neek-dna) that day the tattoo turned very red but only in one part, my tattoo artist told me that it was normal that it had been an irritation from the heat and the friction but he did not see anything strange, today May 11 the irritation has already decreased by 90% but I have started to feel a lot of itching and sometimes burning ... is this normal?

  50.   Edwin Hernandez said

    Hello Antonio, on Sunday (7/05/2017) I got a tattoo measuring 11cm X 15cm, it is a tattoo with only solid black filling. The question is, I do the cures (3-4 times a day) and I use the pegasus tattoo cream, and until today Friday (12/05/2017) the tattoo is not reddish in 90% except for 2 or 3 small areas Right on the edge of some line of the tattoo, it itches me sometimes but nothing strong. Could it be that it is infected? The approximate time of healing of this. How much could it be? I ask this because so far, at most, I see that a kind of cracks in the ink layer has risen at the edges in different areas, but I don't see anything else.

    Thank you for helping all people's questions, it helps everyone a lot respectively to each answer you give about any case.

  51.   Yenny Mh. said

    Hi there! Good morning, I have already 4 months since I got my first tattoo and it still itches me even though my skin has changed and is completely healthy, I am very scared that it is something bad. Still it doesn't turn red or anything, it just stings. T_T

    1.    Nano said

      Hello .. One question, does it still bite you ??… did you find out why it could be ??… answer me by email if you want

  52.   Jennifer said

    I got tattoos only 2 days apart and it worries me because in one I did see that the scab was already falling off but only for two days from then I see that my tattoo is so to speak dry (I always have it hydrated) but now no scab or anything falls off and in the other one, which is much smaller, I'm not sure if I've seen that some scab has fallen off, it's been almost 2 weeks now, what do I do? Do I keep washing it and putting cream on it or do I start to get scared and cry?

  53.   Jennifer said

    I got tattoos only 2 days apart and it worries me because in one I did see that the scab was already falling off but only for two days from then I see that my tattoo is so to speak dry (I always have it hydrated) but now no scab or anything falls off and in the other one, which is much smaller, I'm not sure if I've seen that some scab has fallen off, it's been almost 2 weeks now, what do I do? Do I keep washing it and putting cream on it or do I start to get scared and cry?

  54.   Santiago Franco-Reyes said

    Hello, I have a question, 1 week ago I got a tattoo on my forearm and washed it and applied moisturizer, today I saw the tattoo and the bone skin is falling off like when you burn and skin begins to fall, I would like to know if it is normal or I need some other care

  55.   Miriam said

    Hi there! I have many tattoos and this has never happened to me ... almost 20 days ago I tattooed something big in the thigh area and it has been healing well the first few days, quite annoying because it was many hours and very big but as always ... Throwing my skin has inflated like when a mosquito bites you but all over the tattoo and it itches me but a lot it had never happened to me before and it has me very worried

  56.   Kiara said

    Hello, my name is kiiara, I have a tattoo that I will have one month ago .. but it itches a lot and I bring allergic reactions such as pimples .. that I can use to alleviate if I used the cream that my tattoo artist recommended ..

  57.   Chrissthian said

    Thank you first for the good information.
    Now my question is how much does the itch of the new tattoo last? I have done it 2 days ago and just last night the chopping began and I am going crazy. Thank you

  58.   juan carlos said

    Hello, look, I got a tattoo 20 days ago and I got some pimples like pimples around the tattoo and also something good red inside some parts with fat scabs does not seem to be infected I was putting bethapon a few days then betadine because the paint was coming out and My tattooed told me to get a few days good now I only have the pimples around and the certain fat ones burn me dry.

  59.   maribelsolanoherrera said

    Hello, good afternoon, I've been for 3 days with a new tattoo on my thigh that has been itching since yesterday, it is normal for it to itch and for how many days it is normal for the itching to be

  60.   Katia lopez said

    Hello good day, I hope and you can help me well I have some doubts 5 days ago that I got the tattoo but my tatto is a little dry, with a rita shell and I clean it 3 times a day and it causes me a bit of itching (The tatto I realized it in the rib, because I have to wear a bra, only that it is bad to have it?)
    and I am afraid that it will be ugly.

  61.   Susana godoy said

    Hi Katia!.

    What you tell us is totally normal. The scab is common to appear in the healing process, as well as the itch. If you notice it a little dry, maybe it needs more hydration. Do not worry, because it will not look ugly. Only when you can or are at home, try to wear looser or more comfortable clothing to help it heal as soon as possible. Follow the guidelines that your tattoo artist has given you and you will see that in nothing, you will have your tattoo cured and perfect.
    Greetings!!.

  62.   Jeroen said

    Hello,
    Tomorrow it will be 1 week since I have had another tattoo session on my arm. Yesterday it started to come out as a small wound (without bleeding) between the biceps-triceps area. It stings a bit, but that's normal. It is right in the part that has been filled with red ink. It does not ooze and there is no pus, so it makes me think that it is not infected, or so it seems. Why or even better, what advice do you give me to cure this as quickly as possible? Is it due to over-hydration or do I need to hydrate it more?
    I appreciate any advice or information. Greetings

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Jeroen !.

      As you explain, it is most likely not infected. But you talk about the area with red ink and the truth is that there are people who are prone to allergic reactions in inks with more pigment, as is the case with the color red. It is not something very frequent, it is true, but each person is a world. It is best to go to the doctor if it starts to itch a lot or if you see that it does not go away. If not, you can apply some corticosteroid cream or ointment. It will relieve a lot!
      I hope I have helped you 🙂

      A greeting!.

  63.   JB said

    A week ago I got my right calf tattooed and yesterday it started to itch quite a bit.

    The tattoo seems to have healed well (there is no scab and the skin does not hurt) but the area around the tattoo is red like pimples or a rash and it is extremely itchy.

    What can it be about?

  64.   Susana godoy said

    Hi JB!

    The truth is that sometimes it happens that we have allergic reactions and we must consult with our doctor or dermatologist, although itching is something of the most common. These are allergies to ink or some colors of it. In other cases, when the area becomes red and there are pimples, it may also be due to over-hydration. Since we want to take too much care of our tattoo and we do not let the skin breathe, since we apply too much cream.

    I would advise you to visit your doctor and thus get rid of doubts, but do not worry, it will surely be nothing.
    A greeting and thank you very much for your comment.

  65.   Nadir said

    Hello, I have 15 days with my tattoo and a little piece of the tattoo became inflamed and it burns a little, is it normal?

  66.   Magali said

    Hello, I have a tattoo on my leg that has already healed, it is 2 years old and one part still itches and it is raised as if it were swollen, but only in some parts. I've already been to dermatologists and they don't know what it is. Can someone tell me if the same thing happened to him and I solve it? Thanks!

  67.   Orchid said

    It's been almost a year since I got a tattoo and. You must from time to time when I take a bath my skin burns as if I had chili and my tattoo swells and I still don't know what it will be, does anyone know something?

  68.   Paty said

    Hi
    5 days ago I made a 25cm long tattoo on my leg
    It still burns a little, and much less than the first two days, I have sensitive skin; but it has been itchy from the third day to here and they sprouted as if they were internal granite, I don't know if it was due to the pants I wore on this fifth day, which were somewhat tight since the other days nothing had come out. I am in limbo or I walk with neutral soap and put on an ointment for tattoo healing,
    How long would a tattoo this size last?