Itching is a normal reaction after getting a tattoo. Since the skin has been punctured by the needles and the surrounding area can be very sensitive, itching is a natural response. In most cases, the itching will decrease with time as the skin adjusts to the tattoo. If the itching continues or gets worse, it might be a sign of an allergic reaction, a bacterial or fungal infection, or other irritation. It is important to contact a doctor or a tattoo artist if the itching is not subsiding in order to identify the cause and find the most appropriate solution.