You would like to wash it three times a day anyway the 1st few days to get every one of the plasma, etc. off and maintain it clean to prevent infection, so it is okay to bath. You just want to be sure to be as brief as you possibly can with water coverage. Through the recovery process and first 14 days, you just want to get in and outside the shower as quickly as possible. Get in, receive clean, get out there. Keep the water contact into a minimum. You basically looking to give the ink more hours to heal from the skin, and don't are interested to slough or peel too soon, before it's ready. Be sure to follow your artist's advice. Healing time will depend on you and your body. Everyone is various, and different areas of your body heal with a different pace. In reality, it also will depend on the work you are getting (heavy shade providing, all outline, and many others. ), how large handed the designer is, and how deep they have their needle placing. You should always be completely healed within 14 days at most. All of mine appear to have been healed from within 1 or 2 weeks.