1) How long does it take for the tattoo to heal?
Healing time varies from one person to the next. Generally, your new tattoo should heal in 7-10 days.
2) My new tattoo is itching and/or peeling! is that normal?
Yes. DO NOT scratch your new tattoo, and DO NOT pick at scabs.
3) I just got a tattoo. can I go swimming or tanning?
NO.You should avoid sunburn, as well as contact with salt and chlorine (pool water), hot tubs, saunas and steam baths while your new tattoo is healing.
4) It's been over a week, but my tattoo doesn't seem to heal!
Are you still using Antibiotic ointment? After 3 days, you should switch to a fragrance free lotion. Also, don't over-apply. Lotion should be applied only 2-4 times a day.