What You Need To Know About Your Tattoo Bleeding

Getting a tattoo could be a painful and bloody experience that is difficult for many people to go through. Many people who get tattooed for the first time get worried when they start leaking blood and plasma for a while. It is important for you to know that leaking tattoos are very common and normal, not a cause for worry.

Getting a tattoo is one of the many things that people want. Due to the differences in people, you may find that your tattoo is bleeding more than that of another person. It is possible that a tattoo on a different part of the body bleeds less than a tattoo on another part of the body. So here are a few things you need to know about bleeding tattoos:


  • Be calm, do not panic. It is normal for everyone to bleed after getting their tattoo. However, the normal period of time to bleed is up to 36 hours. If you find that you are bleeding even after 48 hours, it is important to ensure you have it checked.
  • There are different medications that prevent or slow the process of blood clotting which you should avoid. In this case, you should avoid taking alcohol, painkillers and other blood thinners. This is because taking these after getting a tattoo interferes with the healing process of the tattoo. However, before you stop taking medications that thin your blood, consult your doctor.

  • Do not go straight into exercise immediately after getting the tattoo. This is because it will also interfere with the healing process of your body which will also interfere with your tattoo healing.
  •  Keep your tattoo clean and free form infections. Ensure your tattoo is always kept clean and in an environment where it cannot be exposed to bacteria. It is specifically important to keep your tattoo clean in the initial healing stages of the tattoo. To know if your tattoo is infected, it will show continuous bleeding and oozing. Ensue you visit the doctor in case you see these symptoms.

Is bleeding ink a bad thing?
This is also one of the most frequently asked questions. Yes, it is completely normal. The very experienced tattoo artists will always ensure that as much ink is packed to ensure most of it remains. Even if excess ink is packed in your skin, and some comes out with the bleeding, it is perfectly normal and there is no need for you to worry.


Many people go to get a tattoo without a lot of information on what a freshly drawn tattoo looks or eve feels like. It is normal for a tattoo to bleed up to 36 hours after being drawn. However it is important to ensure that you do not consume alcohol or other blood thinning drugs immediately after getting the tattoo. This is because it will take longer for the tattoo to heal. Also ensure that you keep your tattoo clean and avoid exercise immediately after getting the tattoo.