When Can I Start Removing Hair After Getting A Tattoo On My Ankle?

I got a tattoo on one of my ankles exactly a week ago. I know that I won’t be able to remove hair on the actual tattoo for awhile, but when can I remove hair from AROUND the area of the tattoo? I don’t shave, I use an epilator (which plucks out the hair). My tattoo is currently in the peeling stage of things, if that helps.

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Kristine  on May 5th, 2013

if the tattoo is a week old most of the irritation has probably already subsided. if its still red or irritated other than the peeling i would say you should wait until that has cleared up but if its just peeling you should be fine to remove the hair from AROUND it. if it is still irritated and you really just cant handle the hair shave the area carefully and gently until the redness and swelling is gone.

Els  on May 5th, 2013

If I were you I’d wait until its properly healed. I can tattoos on each side of both ankles and I left it till they healed and they were fine.

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