How Long Do Tattoos Stay Hot?

If your tattoo feels hot, it is likely due to inflammation, which is a normal part of the healing process. To relieve the discomfort, you can follow these steps:

  1. Keep the tattoo clean and dry, avoiding any heavy sweating or soaking in water.

  2. Apply a cool compress, such as a clean cloth dampened with cool water, to the tattoo for 10-15 minutes at a time.

  3. Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

  4. Avoid tight clothing or anything that rubs against the tattoo as it can cause further irritation.

  5. Keep the area covered with a bandage for the first few days, but make sure to change the bandage at least once a day to prevent infection.

It is important to note that if your tattoo becomes hot, red, and begins to blister, it may be infected and you should seek medical attention immediately. It is also important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist to ensure proper healing.