Why Does My Tattoo Burn and Feel Hot?

The healing time for a tattoo can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and location of the tattoo, as well as the individual’s skin type and aftercare practices. On average, a tattoo can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days to heal.

During the first few days after getting a tattoo, the area may be red, swollen and tender, and you may experience some itching and peeling. It’s important to keep the area clean and moisturized and to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and water.

After the first week, the redness and swelling should subside and the tattoo should start to look clearer and more defined. Over the next several weeks, the tattoo will continue to heal and the color may fade slightly, but this is normal.