How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?

Typically, a tattoo will take around one to two weeks before it looks fully healed, but it will be a further few weeks before all the layers of skin are completely repaired. Everyone is different, and your healing timeline will depend on the type of ink you use, as well as style and size. 

How your tattoo heals will also depend on where it is on the body. Different areas have different sensitivities and skin types which affect the healing process. Some areas can take up to four months to repair completely, even though your tattoo will appear healed before that point. 

Remember, the better care you take of your tattoo and yourself in the weeks and months after, the better it will heal and look.