If you’ve ever had a tattoo, you’re likely familiar with the persistent itch that follows. It is absolutely DREADFUL and ruins my sleep every time!

While it’s a common part of the healing process, understanding the "why" behind the itch and knowing how to soothe it can make all the difference. Let’s explore the scientific reasons behind tattoo itchiness and how products like Ink Nurse’s Tattoo Aftercare Remedy Cream can provide relief for the dreaded itchy phase of the tattoo healing process. 

The Science Behind the Itch: Learn why your new tattoo is more than just artwork – it's a healing wound. We'll explain the body’s natural response that causes the area to itch and why it's actually a sign of the healing process at work. 

When you get a tattoo, the needle punctures your skin hundreds of times per minute to deposit ink into the deeper layers of your skin. This process essentially creates a wound, and like any wound, the body's natural response is to heal itself. During the healing process, your body sends signals in the form of cytokines and histamines to the area to repair the tissue, which often results in swelling, redness, and yes, itching.

The Itchy Phase of Tattoo Healing: The itchiest time for a new tattoo often occurs one to two weeks after the session. We detail what’s happening under the skin and why scratching is the last thing you want to do.
This itching sensation is a critical part of the healing process, as it indicates that the body is actively repairing the damaged skin cells. However, it can become unbearable at times, especially when the tattoo is in a healing phase where the skin begins to peel and regenerate. Our medical grade hypoallergenic invisible second skin tattoo healing bandage wraps are a great way to keep you from scratching at an open wound and to keep the area clean from bacteria, as well as aiding in the prevention of tattoo peeling and flaking, which ink nurse does a tremendous job of avoiding. If you'd like to read more on this, here is a great article

Factors Contributing to Tattoo Itching:
  1. Dryness: As the tattoo heals, it can become exceedingly dry. Dry skin is often itchy skin, particularly as it stretches and flakes away.
  2. Scabbing: As your tattoo heals, it may form scabs. The natural shrinking and tightening of scabs can pull on your skin and trigger itchiness.
  3. Healing Reactions: Some people's skin may react more sensitively to the tattoo ink or the aftercare products used, increasing itchiness.
Soothing the Itch with Ink Nurse Remedy Cream: Ink Nurse’s Tattoo Aftercare Remedy Cream is specially formulated to tackle itchiness. Discover the ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter that calm the skin, and how they work to minimise irritation. So using ink nurse can not only eliminate itching, but also speed up the healing process simultaneously. Taking a healing time down from 3-6 weeks to half, sometimes less. 
Ink Nurse Tattoo Aftercare Remedy Cream is designed specifically to combat the itchy phase of tattoo healing and to nurture the skin in the best way possible.
  1. Moisturising Ingredients: The cream is packed with natural moisturisers like aloe vera, jojoba, rosehip and shea butter, which provide a deep hydration to alleviate dryness and tightness. Properly moisturised skin is less likely to itch and peel.

  2. Soothing Components: Ingredients such as chamomile and aloe vera are known for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, reducing redness and calming irritated skin.

  3. Promotes Healthy Skin Barrier: Ingredients like jojoba and rosehip oil not only moisturise but also strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, making it less susceptible to environmental irritants and reducing the likelihood of excessive itching.

  4. Antibacterial Properties: Keeping the tattoo clean is crucial. The antimicrobial properties of the natural ingredients prevent the development of infections, which can exacerbate itching and damage the tattoo.

Tips for Managing Itchiness: Beyond aftercare products, we provide practical tips for reducing itch, from avoiding certain fabrics to the ideal way to apply Ink Nurse Remedy Cream for maximum benefit.
Prevention and Long-term Care: Remember, Itching is a normal part of tattoo healing, but it doesn’t have to be a torment. With Ink Nurse, you can significantly reduce discomfort and ensure your tattoo heals beautifully and without irritation. By incorporating this cream into your aftercare routine, you give your tattoo the best chance to heal while minimising itchiness and irritation. Remember, healthy skin translates to vibrant tattoos.
This approach will not only provide relief but also enhance the overall healing process, ensuring that your tattoo retains its intended beauty and vibrancy.
Conclusion: Itching can be one of the most annoying parts of the tattoo healing process, but it doesn’t have to be unbearable. With the right knowledge and Ink Nurse at your side, you can ease through the itchy phase and emerge with a beautifully healed piece of art. 

Thanks for reading, hope this helped! 

- Jason.