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    What's up guys? Just wanted to know how long should I wait to get back in the water after getting a tat? I heard that it will either heal faster or that you can get a serious infection. This weekend looks fun and I would hate to miss out on it, but my chest and shoulders are scabed up and I don't want to risk it!! Any feedback is appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbiz135 View Post
    What's up guys? Just wanted to know how long should I wait to get back in the water after getting a tat? I heard that it will either heal faster or that you can get a serious infection. This weekend looks fun and I would hate to miss out on it, but my chest and shoulders are scabed up and I don't want to risk it!! Any feedback is appreciated!

    Thanks
    Open wound. Bacteria-infested water. Usually not a good combo platter.

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    I think you right Yankee.....but I might just go for it and hit it up with bacitracin after the sesh! It's pretty much all scabbed up and healing pretty well...It's not ozzing out or anything.

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    it could seriously mangle your ink- if you want to be smudged for life go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    it could seriously mangle your ink- if you want to be smudged for life go for it
    Damn it!!! ok ok I'll stay out the water! do you know how long before it's safe to go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbiz135 View Post
    What's up guys? Just wanted to know how long should I wait to get back in the water after getting a tat? I heard that it will either heal faster or that you can get a serious infection. This weekend looks fun and I would hate to miss out on it, but my chest and shoulders are scabed up and I don't want to risk it!! Any feedback is appreciated!

    Thanks
    2 weeks is the recommendation.
    The infection aspect is minor. The salt water can mess with the ink and cause the tattoo to loose color and fade sooner, and if you've got scabs that's also bad. If the scab comes off too soon you'll lose "chunks" of ink.

    if you want to take care of the scabs use Aquaphor or a non-scented hand lotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbiz135 View Post
    What's up guys? Just wanted to know how long should I wait to get back in the water after getting a tat? I heard that it will either heal faster or that you can get a serious infection. This weekend looks fun and I would hate to miss out on it, but my chest and shoulders are scabed up and I don't want to risk it!! Any feedback is appreciated!

    Thanks
    Don't rush it dude. I went in about a week after getting my wrist done years ago and believe it or not some of the ink actually lifted out of my skin and is permanently in my gloves. Also wound up getting some ridges on the line work (it looks beveled) -- Let it heal!!

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    Thats The Reason i Wait For July or late June to get a tat.
    cant miss that Cane Season 4 nothing.

    Dbiz. u should just plan to surf for like 30 mins and put ur best waves on it.
    salt water is the cure for everything..

    but all has agreed definatly got to wait it out... there will be plenty of swell in the future

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    Thanks for the advice guys.... I wanted to wait to get it done but the artist who did my peice was traveling so I had to take advantage when he was in the area. Its been 2 weeks now but still alot of scabs