Sadly, tattoos and water do not mix, at least not until the new addition is completely healed. That means swimming, at the beach or in a pool, is off limits.
Same goes for hot tubs and baths. Tzttoos are a few reasons swimming after getting a tattoo is risky, both for your health and the quality of your tat.Housewives Looking Casual Sex Tallahassee Florida 32312
Shari MarchbeinM. Open water, like oceans, lakes, and rivers, no matter how pristine, contain various kinds of bacteria, and when you swim with a fresh tattoo, that bacteria can enter your body more easily, causing an infection.
If the infection spreads to your bloodstream, it can be extremely dangerous—even life threatening. Ina man died from ewm infection caused by vibrio vulnificusa bacterium related to shellfish, after he went swimming in the ocean with a new tattoo.Woman Seeking Sex Tonight AukeBay Alaska
Swimming pools and hot tubs can cause just as many issues. And highly chlorinated pools, while less likely to give you an infection, can still cause major irritation to your tat, says Dr. Noelle S.
Sherber, M. The general recommendation is to wait at least four weeks or until your tattoo is fully healed before submerging it in water. If you have a compromised immune system, due to medications or illnesses, you may coverdd to wait longer, since your risk of infection is even greater, says Sherber.
Debra Jaliman, dermatologist and author of Skin Rules. Look out for these signs of infection: Increased gattoos or swelling, redness on or around the tattoo becoming darker or spreading instead of lightening and diminishing; itchy, red, painful bumps in the tattoodrainage, pus or open sores in the tattoo, fever, chills or shivering.
Most infections can be cleared up with an antibiotic. Skip baths and avoid workouts that cause you to get super sweaty, like hot yoga.
Bottom line: A dip before then is not worth the risk. Type keyword s to search.
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