IST ES NORMAL DASS SICH EIN NEUES TATTOO PEELT?

IS IT NORMAL FOR A NEW TATTOO TO PEEL?

There are so many things that our bodies do on a regular basis that we are not aware of or that we simply take for granted. The cycle of dead cells shedding from the surface of our skin is usually one of these more benign events. Unless you do a peeling treatment. Then you can actually exfoliate a plethora of small skin particles
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There are so many things that our bodies do on a regular basis that we are not aware of or that we simply take for granted. The cycle of dead cells shedding from the surface of our skin is usually one of these more benign events. Unless you do a peeling treatment. Then you can actually exfoliate a plethora of small skin particles.

During the first few weeks of a tattoo healing, a more extreme cycle of natural peeling occurs - this is normal and to be expected. As the scab that formed immediately after the tattoo begins to fall off, the healthy layer of new skin forms underneath, and as this happens, the dead skin cells begin to flake off to make way for the new, healthy layer.

So what is considered normal peeling, and what are the signs of a problem?

If the peeling is accompanied by severe redness and swelling, this could be a warning sign of an allergic reaction to the tattoo pigment or possible infection.

Even if the area is extremely itchy and you feel the constant urge to scratch, this could definitely lead to over-exfoliation and problems with the tattoo healing completely. In such a case, you should get checked to rule out an infection or allergic reaction.

For some people, peeling of the tattoo and surrounding skin begins as early as the second day, for others it takes a week or more, and peeling can last up to four weeks. All of these cases are still considered “normal”.

These are some factors that can cause more peeling:

The location of the tattoo
The size of the tattoo
The colors used and the type of ink
Individual body chemistry/skin sensitivity
During this time, the colors of the tattoo may appear dull and faded - but don't despair! This is not a sign of a problem with the tattoo itself, but is due to the dead skin cells that have accumulated on the tattoo. Once this phase is over, the color/brightness returns.

If it is clear that the peeling is within the "normal" range and there is nothing to worry about, let's briefly talk about what you should and should not do during this unsightly and unpleasant period of healing.

First of all, you should stock up on a really good tattoo care product that will hydrate, soothe and nourish your skin. Apply it liberally and often as this is probably the best way to relieve the itching so you don't scratch and cause damage to the tattoo.

Take care of your skin with a good skin care routine. Keep your skin clean, but avoid excessive bathing until the area has completely healed.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing over the tattoo. Tight-fitting clothing or rough fabrics can cause additional friction on the area, which only causes more peeling and discomfort.

By the way, if your tattoo never flakes off, that's not necessarily a sign that something went wrong. Everyone's body chemistry is unique and our skin heals differently, so the tattoo may not come off until much later or not at all.

Of course, it is important to be attentive and trust your feelings. If peeling persists for more than about a month, it's time to seek professional advice and treatment.