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Can You Go in a Sauna After Getting a Tattoo?

FAQs Jackson Bowman October 25, 2022

For a new tattoo, we recommend waiting a full three weeks before going into the sauna. Your tattoo artist should provide all tattoo aftercare instructions at the end of your service.

What happens if you sauna after tattoo?

Sauna does not harm the tattoo. Especially with new tattoos, it is often feared that the hot, humid air and increased sweat could damage the new tattoo. A skillfully stitched and well-healed tattoo can’t wear anything.

Will sweating mess up a new tattoo?

Avoid excessive sweating and intense exercise for at least a week after tattooing. They will irritate your new tattoo, increase the risk of infection and potentially damage the art!

What should you avoid after getting a tattoo?

How many days does it take for a tattoo to heal?

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal? After tattooing, the outer layer of skin (the part you can see) usually heals within 2 to 3 weeks. While it may look and feel healed and you may be tempted to slow down aftercare, it can take up to 6 months for the skin underneath a tattoo to truly heal.

How much of sweat can ruin a tattoo?

Don’t sweat!

Tattoos can also interfere with the body’s ability to produce sweat, which can affect exercise performance. But in summary, as long as you’re not running a half marathon and doing 300 push-ups a day, you and your tattoo should be looking good.

How can I protect my tattoo from sweat?

Keep a t-shirt on and/or keep the tattoo covered at all times to keep bacteria out at the gym. Friction is not your friend: Make sure your movements don’t cause your tattoo to rub against your clothing or other parts of your body. Follow your aftercare routine and wash your tattoo before and after your sweat session!

How soon after getting a tattoo can I shower?

You can’t shower right away. The first 24 to 48 hours are crucial for the further healing process of your tattoo. During this time you should not play around and immediately expose the tattoo to water. The reason for this is the fact that the tattoo or wound has to start to close.

What not to do when a tattoo is healing?

Do and don’ts after tattoo?

What do you do first 24 hours after a tattoo?

Make sure your artist covers your new tattoo with a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage. Remove the bandage after 24 hours. Gently wash the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and pat dry. Apply a layer of antibacterial/petroleum jelly ointment twice a day, but do not apply another bandage.

Do color tattoos hurt more?

So do colored tattoos hurt more? In general, the ink color does not determine the level of pain you will feel. The color just has nothing to do with the pain of the tattoo.

References:

  1. https://www.sauna-oefen.com/en/wellness-blog/sauna/can-i-go-to-the-sauna-with-a-fresh-tattoo.html
  2. https://www.earthaltarstudio.com/healingguide
  3. https://hushanesthetic.com/blogs/community/tattoo-aftercare-dos-donts
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-a-tattoo-take-to-heal
  5. https://authoritytattoo.com/sweating-with-a-new-tattoo/
  6. https://greatist.com/move/work-out-with-tattoo
  7. https://www.savedtattoo.com/showering-with-a-new-tattoo/
  8. https://www.healthline.com/health/tattoo-aftercare
  9. https://tattoogoo.com/7-rules-to-follow-after-getting-a-tattoo/
  10. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/taking-care-of-your-tattoo
  11. https://www.savedtattoo.com/do-color-tattoos-hurt-more-than-black-white-tattoos/

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