How long does it take for a tattoo scab to fall off?

I had a small tattoo a week ago today. Bits of the scab are falling off. How long does it usually take for the scab to fall off completely? Is that the final stage of healing? Is there anything special I need to do during this time?

5 thoughts on “How long does it take for a tattoo scab to fall off?

  1. I have a couple of tattoos and some took nearly two weeks to completely heal. Don’t scratch, use a mild soap when showering, and you might want to use some skin moisturiser over your tattoo (but nothing too agressive, actually a drop of baby oil will do fine, too), it relieves the itching and your urge to pull on the scabs…

  2. if you use plenty of moisturizer you shouldn’t get scabs at all, just keep using lotion or a&d ointment, but don’t pick the scabs off, once the scabs are gone you should be all healed up and smooth

  3. yea dont scratch it… as much as it itches… dont scratch it at all… i made that mistake n know i have to get it done again because some of the ink came off… i would give it about 2 wks… Keep it moisturerized, I used A & D for my first tattoo. For my 2nd i didnt take care of it n its kind of messed up now… just be patient

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