How long after getting a tattoo can you work out?

Asked By: Sonny Von
Date created: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 3:51 PM
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How long do you have to wait? After finishing your tattoo, your tattoo artist will most likely suggest that you wait at least 48 hours before strenuous physical activity and heavy sweating. The important words are “at least.” It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks for a wound to heal.
Answered By: Milo Dickens
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 5:54 PM

Should you work out after getting a new tattoo?

Should you work out after getting a new tattoo?
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Be sure your artist covers your new tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage. Remove the bandage after 24 hours. Gently wash the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and be sure to pat dry. Apply a layer of antibacterial/Vaseline ointment twice a day, but don't put on another bandage.
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2 to 4 weeks

You should wait for your tattoo to fully heal — which can take at least 2 to 4 weeks — before swimming in any kind of water.
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Gently wash the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and be sure to pat dry. Apply a layer of antibacterial/Vaseline ointment twice a day, but don't put on another bandage. Gently wash your tattoo area twice a day with soap and water and gently pat dry before reapplying the antibacterial/Vaseline ointment.
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To reduce tattoo pain, follow these tips before and during your appointment:

  1. Choose a licensed tattoo artist…
  2. Pick a less sensitive body part…
  3. Get enough sleep…
  4. Avoid pain relievers…
  5. Don't get a tattoo when you're sick…
  6. Stay hydrated…
  7. Eat a meal…
  8. Avoid alcohol.
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You should wait for your tattoo to fully heal — which can take at least 2 to 4 weeks — before swimming in any kind of water.
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You should start moisturizing your tattoo as soon as it starts to dry — not before. This can generally take about 1–3 days after you got your tattoo. Be sure to wash and dry your tattoo with antibacterial soap and choose the appropriate moisturizer as well.
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After finishing your tattoo, your tattoo artist will most likely suggest that you wait at least 48 hours before strenuous physical activity and heavy sweating. The important words are “at least.” It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks for a wound to heal.

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