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New Tattoo, How Long Off from Back Squats?


i just got a new tat on my back. i just wanna know how long i should wait till i can put the bar on that spot again

When it stops being irritated and painful.

Boy, this was one hell of a thread!

Three months.

4 score and 19 fortnights

[quote]Professor X wrote:
When it stops being irritated and painful.

Boy, this was one hell of a thread![/quote]

Pretty much that. I’d wait til the skin finishes peeling. Takes 7-10 days to heal fully.

LOLOL I’m hardheaded, so I think I squatted like 3 or 4 days after my back piece. I was also deadlifting heavy with a thick rough belt a couple days after getting ink on my ribs. Didn’t seem to affect healing at all, so whatevs.

[quote]hungry4more wrote:
LOLOL I’m hardheaded, so I think I squatted like 3 or 4 days after my back piece. I was also deadlifting heavy with a thick rough belt a couple days after getting ink on my ribs. Didn’t seem to affect healing at all, so whatevs. [/quote]

Well it’s your body, do what you want. I love ink, but I’m of the mentality that if you’re going to be stuck with it for life, you might as well do your damnedest to make sure it looks as good as possible.

Wait a couple days, throw some aquaphor on it g2g

[quote]BUDs wrote:
Wait a couple days, throw some aquaphor on it g2g[/quote]
Are you high? This was 3 months ago.

Yes, I had a few

[quote]BUDs wrote:
Yes, I had a few[/quote]
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[quote]bmac63095 wrote:
i just got a new tat on my back. i just wanna know how long i should wait till i can put the bar on that spot again[/quote]

Aye right. You just wanted to show it off to the forum :slight_smile: