The healing process for a tattoo is fairly simple, but it is important to follow the instructions provided by your tattoo artist. Generally, you will be given ointment to apply to the tattoo and you will need to keep it clean and dry. You may also need to take antibiotics if the tattoo becomes infected (although this is very rare). Most tattoos will heal within two weeks, but it is important to keep an eye on them. Contact your tattoo artist if you have any concerns about your tattoo and how it is healing.