Once you have removed the last application of Dermalize Protective Film (after the suggested period of 6-7 days) it’s not necessary to apply any more film to the tattoo. At this point the top layer of the skin will start to dry, and in most cases this will look as if the tattoo is covered with a dry layer of skin. This top layer of skin will start peeling and flaking. Don’t be alarmed if these flakes contain some ink, this is perfectly normal. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to not scratch, pick or peel the skin as this could cause new wounds and scarring. It will all be done in a few days and the color of your tattoo will start to look as bright as the day you got it. Keep it moist with unscented lotion, preferably Dermalize Art-Care‘s moisturizing products, for the duration of the healing process.