Working Out After Getting a Tattoo: What to Do and Avoid
When getting a tattoo, it’s best to wait for at least two weeks before working out, because there is a chance that the tattooing session could break open and bleed. You don’t want to risk infecting or opening up the pores and allowing bacteria into your new tattoo. Within two weeks, the likelihood of this happening decreases significantly, but you should still hold off on exercise until your artist says you can go back to being as active as normal.
If it doesn’t look like you’re going to have any problems with infection or chipping of your skin after two weeks, then you can resume exercising as usual. Make sure your tattoo artist gives you approval first though so as not to risk getting an infection from doing something they wouldn’t recommend.
- If you get an exposed tattoo, make sure to avoid direct sunlight.
- Avoid swimming for at least three weeks after getting a new tattoo.
- Workout clothes help too when working out around your fresh ink.
- The last thing on your mind when getting a new tattoo is exercising.
- When in doubt always consult with your tattoo artist and use their recommended aftercare products.
Can You Work Out After Getting a Tattoo?
Yes, you can work out after getting a tattoo. Just make sure to wait for at least two weeks before resuming normal activity so as not to risk injury or infection. If your tattoo artist gives you the go-ahead, then start back up with being active as usual once the two-week mark has been reached.
If you feel good enough to work out, there are certain conditions that must be met in order for it to be safe. The most important of these conditions is that your tattoo is fully healed. This means that all scabbing, flaking, or crusting has dissipated and the skin looks healthy again. It would be best if you could avoid any physical activity until the tattoo is fully healed.
How long until you can do cardio workouts after you get a tattoo?
If you are getting a tattoo on your leg, arm, or any other body part that is going to be in regular contact with clothing, then there is no reason why you can’t work out within two weeks. However, if the tattooed area is an exposed one (such as your back), then wait until two weeks after it has fully healed before working out. The same goes for tattoos done on your feet. You should avoid wearing shoes or socks over the tattoo while it heals so any friction doesn’t cause problems with how it heals.
How long will it take you to be able to do HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) exercises after getting a tattoo?
You should not do HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workouts after getting a tattoo. You can work out within two weeks of getting the tattoo. Just make sure to take care of it during that time period by keeping it clean and moisturized – avoid direct sunlight too! When in doubt always consult with your tattoo artist and use their recommended aftercare products. Your tattoo will stay with you forever it will be better to patiently wait a few more days and let your masterpiece heal properly.
How long until you can do weightlifting workouts after you get a tattoo?
Weightlifting will depend on the body part you’ve gotten it done. If you’re getting a tattoo on your arm, you may start lifting after two weeks. For a leg, is recommended to wait a month before beginning with weights. If your new ink is delicate, allow extra time to heal before going to the gym. This allows enough time for the area to stop showing signs of redness and swelling and it also gives you time to acquaint yourself with how your new piece of skin feels while exercising.
The don’ts are as follows:
Workouts should not be done outside, stay away from the sun. Not only is the skin around your new tattoo highly sensitive, but sunlight has been reported to fade and bleach tattoos. For at least 4 weeks, most tattooists recommend that you keep your new tattoo out of the sun.
Avoiding swimming for at least three weeks is generally advised. The ink in your new tattoo can be broken down if you soak it before it has healed. Swimming in chemically treated pools can cause infection and discomfort. Open skin on your new tattoo may be exposed to harmful germs when you swim in lakes, seas, and other natural bodies of water.
If you’ve just gotten a new tattoo, the last thing on your mind is exercising. For some people, it may be difficult to even get out of bed! Don’t worry though, with patience and good aftercare habits your body will eventually heal up while still being able to move around comfortably.
Once you are feeling better there are plenty of ways to keep active without aggravating your fresh ink. Workout clothes help too! When in doubt call your artist for advice about how best to care for your ink during the healing process before making any decisions yourself. Always use common sense and follow all instructions given by the artist who did the work – they know their stuff!
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