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Question only for those who actually have a tattoo.

I got a tattoo a week and a half ago how long is it going to itch? Its driving me crazy.

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motherwanting6

Asked by motherwanting6 at 6:43 PM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • shouldn't itch, u may be having an allergic reaction
    rhonda111787

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 6:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Mine itched like crazy for like 2 weeks...try a little vasoline...it should help
    Lucky209

    Answer by Lucky209 at 6:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Itching is normal, it's healing. Use lotion on it and don't scratch it. I have 6 tattoos and the one that itched a lot was on the inside of my wrist maybe because it was very swollen also. I just used lotion and put saran wrap around it. Also, don't pull on the scabs just let them fall. Good luck.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 6:49 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I didnt think you were supposed to use lotion b/c of it being scented. I always used A & D ointment on mine. Is it peeling? As long as you keep it lubed up & it doesn't look infected, give it another week for the itchiness to go away. BTW- what does your tat look like?
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:52 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Mine didn't itch when i first got it, but it could be healing differen't! Mine are small is while! Mine does itch though from time to time & bubbles up usually when I'm in the sun!
    DAngel143

    Answer by DAngel143 at 6:52 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I don't remember mine itching but I did use A&D on them. Maybe that is why they didn't itch?
    nmmama09

    Answer by nmmama09 at 6:53 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Op & DAngel143: Make sure you use sun screen on them- so they dont bubble or fade. :)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:53 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I should add that I did use unscented Vaseline brand lotion. And when it itched very badly I used to 'slap' it, or run it under cold water and it helped.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I have 6 tattoos and do not remember any of them itching I used Aveeno lotion on mind and yes let the scabs fall off on their own.
    smurfyangel

    Answer by smurfyangel at 6:58 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Itching is a normal healing reaction.  Don't scratch it!  I find that gently rubbing the tattoo over my clothes helped a lot.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:01 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

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