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Forearms 'Burn' When Deadlifting


i have tattoo's on both of my inner forearms, reaching from the wrist up to the start of the bicep. Every time i deadlift heavy, my tattoo's raise up off the skin, very freaky.. Last night i was doing my deadlift workout both forearms turned blood red after my heavy sets and tattoo's raised off the skin literally by an 8th of an inch almost, and very very painful like a burn. felt like my forearms were burned with a fu**in skillet. This morning i woke up, redness is gone but forearms still feel burned. Anyone know what the heck this is?




What exactly is burning? The skin, the muscle, the tattoo?

How fresh are the tattoos?