How Can I Tell My Tattoo Is Fully Healed?

How Can I Tell My Tattoo Is Fully Healed?

After a person gets a tattoo there is going to be some healing time. Many people do not know when their tattoo is fully healed, or how long it may take. Each person has their own recovery time, which is dependent on not only their body, but the size of the tattoo, amount of detailing and even the colours used!

There are certainly ways to tell if the tattoo has finished healing, and with our selection of expertly crafted products, the process can be made safer and simpler.

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Using The Correct Products To Help With The Healing Process

Most professional tattoo artists will agree that one of the most crucial steps in the tattooing process is the healing and aftercare stage. A pristine application can be forever ruined by neglectful aftercare. With our tattoo bundle, you will easily breeze through the healing process successfully. The unique 3-step system contains cleansing, preserving and moisturizing ointments that are gentle on the skin and will ensure your tattoo will stay bright and beautiful for many years to come.

Patience Is Key To A Fully Healed Tattoo

All good things come in time and tattoos are no different. Even when using our aftercare salve, it is typically recommended to allow the tattoo to heal for six weeks. If a person has a certain skin or medical condition, the healing time may be longer. The tattoo may continue to peel for a period of up to 2 months so if you start to see a little skin flake away, remember this can be normal. It’s important to keep in mind that even if the tattoo has healed on the surface, there can still be healing under the skin that needs to take place.

Peeling During Healing

Even with proper aftercare, the tattoo will continue to heal and scabs or white pieces of skin may come off, similar to a sunburn. The shedding is the damaged skin that is coming off. While this is happening, the ink from the tattoo is sinking into the lower levels of the skin so it will be permanent. If a person sees scabs on the tattoo, it doesn’t mean that it is fully healed. The scabs should not be picked as they can interfere with the healing process.

Does Pain Continue During A Tattoos Healing?

If the tattoo still hurts, it is a good indication that it is not fully healed. If a person still feels pain, this is a sign that the skin and even the nerves under the skin are not healed and that it is still in process. Even if the tattoo does not hurt indoors, it may hurt when exposed to sunlight. If the tattoo is still hurting after more than 6 weeks, it may be time to get it checked professionally.


If the tattoo is oozing, it is not healed. If the tattoo is oozing for more than 48 hours, a person should get it checked out by a doctor. If the tattoo does not have any discharge, ointment can be applied.

These are some ways that a person can tell if the tattoo is healed. Everyone heals differently so it is important to give the skin enough time to heal properly and use the proper ointments and aftercare products on the tattoo. With the use of tattoo numbing cream’s range of products, you can ensure optimal healing during the tattoo process.

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