I got my tattoo on June 26th. Just about a week ago, it was my first. Ive been washing it two times a day with dail soap. And applying lubriderm normal to dry skin lotion throughout the day when needed. It has begun to peel. Now that its peeling, sometimes when i apply the lotion to it little pieces fall off as im lotioning. I am not scratching or picking them off it just comes off. Is that okay?
this is perfectly normal. When you first got the tattoo you could feel it with your eyes closed; am I right? The tattoo was raised of the skin?
A normal tattoo is flat on the skin.
What’s happening now is that the tattooing process has formed black (or colored) scabs on your skin … they are now falling off. This is perfectly normal.
You’ll see that even though the pieces fall of the skin underneath still has the ink on it.
Don’t worry; sounds to me like you’re taking perfect care of your new body art.