TAT Aftercare tattoo with swimming in lake?

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  1. SugarBear

    SugarBear New Member

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    With summer and the 4th of July coming up does anyone know how long to wait to swim after getting a tattoo? and how long to wait to swim in lakes? I know you should wrap it if you can... but I didn't know if swimming in a lake would be a good idea?
     
  2. vitamin dew

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    Submerging the tattoo in general is a bad idea. Until it is healed, think of it like any wound. When you're little and you get a cut and take a bath, you know how it gets soft and white? the same thing will happen and can take ink with it.
     
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    If you're getting the tattoo soon though, there shouldn't be a problem by the 4th of July.
     
  4. Buttons

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    No swimming till all the scabs have fallen off
     
  5. Pinksmartie

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    I do not have a tattoo, but surely swimming in a lake where the water is unhygenic may effect the tattoo and infect it somehow?
     
  6. TheOutlawTorn

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    I would avoid any lengthend periods in water PERIOD. Atleast until it's healed.
     
  7. Nefarious77

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    Lake water is a bad idea. All the micro ogranisms in the water can cause a serious infection to any open wound such as a tattoo.
     
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    swim in the dirtiest water you can find with a fresh tattoo... MMMM MMMM :)
     
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    thats hardcore.
     
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    2 weeks or so
     

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