My New Tattoo Is Itchy—Can I Scratch It? TatRing

Nov 19, 2019 · In a new tattoo, ink can become trapped within the epidermis or top layer of skin. As it heals, some of this ink will slowly leach back into the skin and your tattoo. If you scratch it, you could remove the top layer of skin or scabs prematurely, which might cause patchy areas on your new tattoo where ink has been lost.…

What Do You Do if Your Tattoo Is Peeling? H2Ocean

Oct 26, 2017 · If you scratch at the peeling tattoo because it is itchy, it will rip off the area prematurely and the unsettled ink will come off along with it, creating patches. Also during the peeling stage your skin is prone to infection. Your fingernails may be home to germs and if it comes into contact with...…