Why is my tattoo still red?

I got my tattoo about 5 days ago, and its on my forearm. Im a fairly skinny guy so I dont think that would affect the healing process. I use an anti-bacterial soap and Lubriderm to sanitize the area about 2-3 times a day. It has already starting peeling but its still red in some areas. Am i doing something wrong? This is my first tattoo and its covering my entire forearm.

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  • 6 months ago

    Your skin went through a lot of trauma. And peoples skin differ. It's not uncommon for the skin to be red for more than a week. Doing the right thing, but how are you washing it?

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    you need to give it way more time too heal more

  • 6 months ago

    What did you expect? It's toxic ink underneath the skin.

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