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Old 04-10-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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I figured you Alternachick ladies would be in the best position to help me out with my question!

I got a new tattoo Saturday. It is in an area that would be partially covered by a sports bra.

How long do you think I should wait before exercising? I am concerned both about the sweating (getting the tattoo too wet) and the rubbing from the bra on the healing area.

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Old 04-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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hm... that is a good question. i got one that was just in the area of my regular bra and it rubbed and i lost some of the color. i'd say you should probably wait until it has finished healing - like scabbing and then coming off... but I think checking w/ the tattoo artist might be a good idea. Or you may just shop around and see if you can find a bra that doesn't cover that spot.
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Go ahead and exercise if you want. Just use a little bandage tape and some gauze to protect your new ink.
I got all my tattoos in the Army. LOTS of exercise. Never had a problem.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:27 AM   #4
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Just don't wear a bra until it heals, who cares if you are alone when working out, but if you are in a Gym they can just deal with it! Its your body, dress it in anything YOU see fit, not what society says you have to.

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