Fitness & Tattoos

  • Jericophantom...

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    May 25, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
    I'm starting to work out more regular but I'm also getting a series of new tattoos will they conflict or does it matter? can I sweat out a tattoo if im on my cardio run? Can I squeeze the ink out if I'm directly working on that muscle group or area?
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    May 25, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    The ink is embedded in the skin. Sweat only comes out of sweat pores. So the answer is no, you won't sweat out the ink. And no, working out won't squeeze out the ink.
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    May 26, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    Yes, you can. Be sure to let your tattooist know so s/he can be sure not to tattoo directly over your sweat glands.














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  • 1AlanZSky

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    May 26, 2014 11:36 AM GMT
    The only stupidity here is not learning. This person is asking a valid question.

    Asking questions is better than pretending to know the answer.

    But I am against tattoos anyway.
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    May 26, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
    One thing to keep in mind is whether your workout plans will change your body shape (i.e., gaining muscle or losing fat). You may want to talk with the tattoo artist about how this could cause the tattoos to get stretched out of shape.
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    May 26, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
    Jericophantom22 saidI'm starting to work out more regular but I'm also getting a series of new tattoos will they conflict or does it matter? can I sweat out a tattoo if im on my cardio run? Can I squeeze the ink out if I'm directly working on that muscle group or area?


    um... did they use Sharpies to apply your tatts? icon_confused.gif
  • buddycat

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    May 26, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    Tatooed? Tattoed. A sailor's not a sailor till a sailor's been tattoed (line came from 150 movie musicals thread).
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    May 26, 2014 9:22 PM GMT
    i have tats. your sweat won't dilute the ink, and a tight muscle won't squeeze out the ink from your skin.

    changes over time can occur with fading of the ink's depth or intensity of colour, especially if you are exposing it to the sun a lot.

    also, sharp lines in tattoos may become softer looking or a bit warped, if you grow a lot and the skin stretches. this depends on where you will have the tattoo placed, because some areas grow/stretch more than others.

    your tattoo artist can advise you on these issues.
  • Joeyphx444

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    May 27, 2014 7:00 AM GMT
    Please don't work out at least a day after getting a new tattoo!!

    It's like an open wound and very susceptible to infection. You shouldn't cover it up either, it's best to just rest and let it heal at home. Also, depending on where you get them, it might be sorta sore to be lifting icon_razz.gif

    If you go a day after, make sure it's washed before and after the workout and has A & D applied on it
  • being_human

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    May 27, 2014 9:10 AM GMT
    tatoos are messy. thats all, folks.
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    May 27, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    You should probably plan your tattoo around your workout or vice versa. You wouldn't want to get a tattoo on your shoulder and then try to do a shoulder day at the gym that day or the next day, for instance.

    Also, while the ink won't sweat out, the tattoo is more susceptible to infection--it's basically an open wound.
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    May 28, 2014 1:22 PM GMT
    lol Weird question
  • being_human

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    May 28, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
    kevex saidlol Weird question


    says the cat wearing a polo shirt. :-D. I want.