A: Your new tattoo will take from ten to fourteen days to heal, sometimes healing will take longer, depending on the placement, and how it’s treated during the healing process. Usually, you won’t even get a scab during the healing process. The skin will become flaky or peelie, much like a sunburn. While it is healing, there may be some soreness, swelling, and itchiness especially the following day until the tattoo settles in. Do not scratch your new tattoo, hand cream can help with the itchiness Some people will scab while the tattoo is healing, especially if the tattoo is close to an area that bends, or that your clothes rub on. If you do get a scab, leave it alone, try to keep it day and let it come off on its own. If you have any questions about how your tattoo is doing, we encourage you to call or come by. Some things that may be good for your skin do not help your tattoo heal, it may even damage it, so before you apply something to your skin that isn’t a recommended product, please call.