Healing time varies from one person to the next but in general, your new tattoo should heal with 7-10 days.
Yes! The skin is going through a period of healing. DO NOT scratch at your new tattoo, and DO NOT pick at any scabs that form, otherwise you could damage the artwork underneath.
NO! You should avoid sunburn as UV rays may damage the fresh ink. Also make sure to avoid contact with salt and chlorine (pool water), hot tubs, saunas and steam baths until your new artwork is fully healed.
Are you still using antibiotic ointment? After three days, you should switch to a fragrence-free lotion, or one of the specialist tattoo aftercare products available. Whatever you use, make sure you don't over-apply - a thin layer applied 2-4 times a day should be sufficient.
If you have any queries or concerns about the healing process, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice. A tattoo touch-up is generally done free of charge, providing the aftercare instructions have been carefully adhered to.