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Getting a new tattoo a month before holiday

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unicornsrule · 18/06/2019 13:23

Off to tenerife beginning of aug want to get a tattoo beginning of july
Will new tattoo be ok in the pool and sun

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purplelass · 18/06/2019 13:27

Assuming this is your first one I'd leave it til after your holiday.

Secondary scabbing can take a long time to heal and having the tattoo in water a lot might make it look patchy. Also, sun fades tattoos especially when new so you'll have to religiously remember to put factor 50 on or cover up all the time.

MaitlandGirl · 18/06/2019 13:29

No - it’s generally 6 weeks between a tattoo and using the pool and sunscreen isn’t great for a healing tattoo.

I’d wait till after the holiday.

JacquesHammer · 18/06/2019 13:33

No. You need to leave it way longer than that

6 weeks absolute minimum but you need to be led by your own body’s healing process so it may be longer.

TheInebriati · 18/06/2019 14:07

No, you have to use a waterproof wound dressing, and also keep it covered to protect from the sun.
I'd wait til after the holiday as the risk of infection or damaging the tattoo is too high.

nrpmum · 18/06/2019 14:34

My tattooist says about 2 weeks between tattoo and swimming pool. However it took me 3 weeks to heal, and I've had a lot

Nesssie · 18/06/2019 14:40

No, needs longer to heal. Water and sun on a new tattoo is a bad idea.

HappyMama101 · 18/06/2019 14:57

Just wait until after your holiday. Simple.

unicornsrule · 18/06/2019 15:01

Will be 4 weeks between

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unicornsrule · 18/06/2019 15:01

Will be 4 weeks between

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TessTackle · 18/06/2019 15:05

I’ve got ten tattoos, and I wouldn’t.

Get it when you’re back, you need at LEAST 6 weeks for it to heal fully.

LuckyMama1 · 18/06/2019 15:06

I mean if you want your tattoo to look awful after holidaying in the sun and sea, go for it.

unicornsrule · 18/06/2019 15:10

Will be 10th tattoo

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JacquesHammer · 18/06/2019 15:26

Still no even though it's 4 weeks and your 10th tattoo.

Wait until you get back - it will only be another 4 weeks!

unicornsrule · 18/06/2019 16:36


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unicornsrule · 20/06/2019 16:27

Have booked 2 small tattoos for after hol on 16th aug

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unicornsrule · 20/06/2019 17:10

Want to get in memory of mario our guinea pig that we lost last year
Need to decide where to get them
I already have 10 small ones

1 on inner left wrist
I on left inner arm
1 on left outer arm
1 on inner right wrist
3 on outer right arm
Rest in back

Was thinking hand or finger or outer wrist on other side to other wrist tattoo

Getting a new tattoo a month before holiday
Getting a new tattoo a month before holiday
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nrpmum · 21/06/2019 19:08

Finger can really hurt dependent on where you have it. Just above the nail was extremely uncomfortable for me, and I've had countless tattoos.

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