How Long after Getting a Tattoo Can You Swim?

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Official guidelines say you cannot swim for two weeks after having a tattoo. This is to protect it from any bacteria which may be in the water. However, a tattoo is not considered to be fully healed for three months, which is how long it takes for a new layer of skin to fully grow over it.
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Great question.I got a tattoo about a month ago, and this was an issue. Depending on who you go to, you'll get different answers. I've heard everything from ten days to three weeks.
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According to the Mayoclinic.com, you should avoid exposing a new tattoo to the sun for "at least a few weeks. If your tattoo is in an area that will be regularly exposed to the
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Tattoos should be allowed to heal for a minimum of 2 weeks - until all flaking and peeling is finished and all scabs have fallen off. Even then, you're taking a risk getting in a
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It is best to wait a few weeks. The
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