Hi, my name is Sean Beck at Mom’s Tattoos
in Wilmington, North Carolina on behalf of Expert Village here to tell you a little bit
about tattoo after care. Alright now I’m going to tell you about peeling. It is a very normal
process during your tattoo after about four or five days to a week after your tattoo has
been done, if it has been taking care of well, it is going to start peeling. It is basically
the top layer of your skin shedding off. During the tattoo, that whole top layer of skin pretty
much gets destroyed. It is kind of like a sunburn, your body just needs to fix it. So
it drops that top layer of skin off. It will flake, it will look you know, like dried skin
coming off. You don’t want to pick at this stuff. If you grab a piece and you pull it,
you might pull some skin off that is not quiet ready to go, you can form a new scab, you
can tear ink out of your skin. So just leave it alone, if it really annoys you and you
want to get rid of it, you can wash your arm, washcloth will remove a lot of this stuff.
You can take your hand dried and rub it on your skin and that will break it up a little
bit. But basically don’t pick the peeling and don’t freak out. I mean like I said, if
it looks strange and you are worried, you can call your tattoo artist and talk to them
about it, but it is normal.