Sometimes your tattoo is red and irritated such as the one in the photo to the left here. Make sure you are washing your hands before you touch it and keep them clean at all times. If your tattoo has no smell, no discharge, and is not excruciatingly painful, then most likely it is not infected. If you want a professional artist to look at it and you cant seem to get up with the guy that did your tattoo then come by our shop and we will give a free consultation on whether it is infected and how to continue caring for it.