How Long Is The Healing Process For A Tattoo?

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?
The reason I ask is I’m getting a tattoo when I get the money. But I’m wanting to know now how long does the healing process take?
Also what are some care tips? I already know not to pick or scratch at it I also know not to get it wet or it could seriously messed up the tattoo.

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tattoodi  on May 16th, 2013

Completion of the tattoo painted tattoo regeneration and repair cream massage until absorbed, then dry bandage gauze bandage pressing two hours. Unlock bandage tattoo pattern Po clean, apply a tattoo regenerative repair cream, dry. Regeneration and repair cream 4-6 times daily painted tattoos not rub other ointment. Keep the tattoo area dry, breathable weekdays without dressing. The days prohibited soaked prohibit a long soak in the water, swimming in 14 days. Within a month to avoid sun overexposure to sunlight. You can not scratch or tear off the tattoo scab parts by hand. Tattoo site available pat or coated swab anti-scar cream to reduce itching. Try to wear loose-fitting clothing.Tattoo any problems, please contact your tattoo artist, not to adopt the recommendations of the non-professionals!

dreaming  on May 16th, 2013

It all depends on the tattoo the location and the artist.
everyone is different and location is key, my wrist took about 4 weeks to peel and heal completely but my foot took almost 8 weeks.
care tips, getting it wet is ok just don’t soak it, like you said don’t scratch, if it get’s itchy pat it.
put unscented lotion on it about 4 times a day, or when it feels dry, don’t over moisturize it or it will destroy the tattoo.

Joey Doo-Dad  on May 16th, 2013

The average healing time on a tattoo is two weeks, depending on the placement on the body, and that person’s immune system.
During this time, it is important to wash the fresh tattoo with liquid antibacterial hand soap and running water (but do not let it soak in any water, such as a pool, bathtub, etc.). Your artist will give you a recommendation on what kind of ointment or lotion to use, and it’s best to follow that particular artist’s advice, but in general, a little goes a long way as far as what ever you put on the tattoo — any ointment you apply should not be visible or feel oily. Be mindful of what clothes you wear so nothing will rub against it.
Once the tattoo is healed, applying lotion regularly will keep the skin healthy, and the tattoo looking good, and applying sun block any time you go outside will keep it from fading prematurely.

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