New Tattoos and Swimming (How Long to Wait) - Byrdie

Oct 26, 2019 · Although it might seem like a long time, tattoos should be allowed to heal for an absolute minimum of 2 weeks before you stop using a dressing when you're in the shower/bath for a long time, or go swimming at all. If you swim, in all likelihood the water will seep in or the bandage will fall off. It's best not to do it at all until you're at 2 weeks.…

Can You Go Swimming After Tattoo? New Health Advisor

The instructions for caring for a new tattoo indicate that you should avoid submerging your new tattoo. This means that you can get it wet while showering, but swimming is different. When you swim, the tattoo is completely submerged for an extended period of time, which may cause damage to your tattoo. Avoid anything other than a gentle shower or cleaning for two to three weeks.…