I'll keep this short, I'm getting my virgin ink two days before going into the Okinawa jungle for 10 days. The first five of I have to hide my ink from higher due to it violating commanding policy. The last six I'll be able to change shirts often and perform liberal care.
I need to get my ink on before we are all documented, we all feel it coming.
I'm not worried about infection because I come from a farm in Texas and I'm used to having dirt and manure in open wounds, it doesn't get infected, I never cover wounds. I also just got issued Doxy pills for anti-malaria which are higher than the ones received in Afghanistan (oral anti-biotic).
I want any and all constructive advice for caring for a large tattoo in a jungle environment. My decision is made to get it and I know it may be damaged in the field, life isn't perfect and I ante going to be on this rock forever.
I plan to take a lot of three layer gauze bandages to keep under my shirts as well as anti-biotic cream, lotion, and wet wipes.
Main concern other than the leadership seeing it is the excessive amount of sweating will keep it wet.