Peeling is a part of healing process of your tattoo. Maybe you not know much about tattoo care when you get first tattoo. Don’t panic, this is supposed to happen, It is normal for your tattoo to peel slightly after it is first completed. Tattoo will start peel vary according to how your body heals, whether you heal fast or slow but it is a general guideline. Usually a typical tattoo will start to peel around 1 week after you had the ink applied.
Why your tattoo is peeling? Peeling is result of the damage you did to the skin, it’s like the peeling from a sun burn. During tattoo care you need to be very careful at this point. You need to ensure while cleaning that you don’t accidentally remove areas that were not ready to be exposed or you may end up damaging your design.
The peeling process is not to itch or scratch it is most importantly. When your tattoo become bloody itch you can damage your new ink relatively easy. Can you imagine the time and money you invested, so you must resist the urge to scratch if you cannot handle the itchiness apply some lotion or more aftercare ointment.
You have your first tattoo and have learned proper tattoo care, during the healing process a peeling won’t be as alarming, as it will be something you are expecting to occur. If your tattoo peels after that it is a sign of action needing to be taken.