Is there a ‘right’ way to scratch a new itchy tattoo?
The simple answer is NO. You should never scratch a brand-new tattoo. Scratching could easily introduce bacteria into the fresh wound leading to an infection. It could also prevent the ink in your new tattoo from properly settling in place.
Scratching could also pull flakes off or even scabs (versus allowing them to fall off naturally), which could cause distortion or even permanent scarring on a beautiful new tattoo.