We typically advise artists to wait 4-6 months after your final Tatt2Away session, depending on your skin and your body’s healing response. Wounds heal from the bottom up and the outside in. The new tissue gradually covers the area, causing the scab to drop off. There are several stages every wound must go through in the proper sequence and time frame to heal optimally: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, maturation, and remodeling. One of the most important stages in the Tatt2Away process is epidermal maturation; epidermis is considered mature when it resumes its normal barrier functionality and signs of inflammation (redness) vanish. Aside from aftercare compliance, factors that affect these stages, and thus individual healing and the time frame prior to getting a new tattoo, include: age; overall health; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; nutrition; and stress. Your Tatt2Away technician knows skin and healing, as well as how to assess when you’ve healed sufficiently for the artist to begin your Tatt2Revise. At each stage of the treatment process, the technician will be assessing the healing progress.