What happens if your tattoo starts peeling?

Do tattoos fade after they peel?

When your tattoo peels, it shouldn’t fade or lose color significantly. A tattoo will normally start peeling in the first week of healing, usually 5-7 days in. However, for some, the peeling may start earlier, say 3 days after tattooing. … This is when peeling happens, but your color can still fade.

How long should tattoo peeling last?

Tattoo peeling is a perfectly natural process and is a good sign. It means the tattoo is healing. If your tattoo is peeling: It’ll last approximately one week.

Can a peeling tattoo get infected?

Although some peeling is normal, excessive peeling could indicate a problem, especially if there are symptoms of infection and inflammation.

How can I speed up my tattoo healing?

There are some things you can do to speed up the healing process.

  1. Cover tattoo with clothing. Sunlight can cause your tattoo to fade, and fresh tattoos are especially sensitive to the sun. …
  2. Don’t re-bandage after you take off the initial dressing. …
  3. Clean daily. …
  4. Apply ointment. …
  5. Don’t scratch or pick. …
  6. Avoid scented products.
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