Can I go to the sauna with a fresh tattoo?
Tattoos are just as "in" as a healthy lifestyle, which can be supported by regular visits to the sauna, for example. For many sauna friends the question then arises whether they can go into the sauna with a fresh tattoo. The question arises whether the great heat generated by a sauna oven with a sauna heating rod is harmful to the skin.
Never go to the sauna with a fresh tattoo!
The answer to this question could be quite brief, but it also requires closer examination. First of all the question arises what is meant by a fresh tattoo. Basically, a tattoo that is just a few hours old must not be taken into the sauna room. Usually such tattoos are covered with a protective and disinfecting foil. The freshly tattooed skin is reddened, very sensitive and easily tends to inflammation. For these reasons, a visit shortly after the tattooing is prohibited.
But what if the new tattoo is already a few days old is?
Here it depends both on the individual feeling but also on the objective point of view. From a purely individual point of view, you can use a new tattoo go to the sauna as soon as you have no pain on the newly tattooed areas of skin. Then the small Injuries to the skin caused by each needle stick, sufficient healed. Objectively speaking, this is the case when all irregularities on freshly tattooed skin such as redness or small swellings have subsided completely.
When that is, it is very apparent in different people variable. While some of these are painless and also visually unobtrusive is already present after two or three weeks, it can be seen in other people even after one month, it is still not recommended to leave the sauna with fresh tattoo. Here individual sensitivity is required and rather wait a little longer is in any case better than a heavy inflammation of the newly tattooed skin areas with the corresponding complications to risk.
Sauna does not harm the tattoo
It is often feared, especially with new tattoos, that the hot humid air and the increased sweat could damage the new tattoo. A professionally stitched and well healed tattoo can be don't wear anything. After all, the colour pigments are located in deeper skin layers and are affected by heat and sweat under normal conditions and in tested and approved tattoo inks. So if everything heals properly, is painless and also insensitive to salt water, you can already plan your next sauna visit. We recommend depending on the subjective Feeling the first sauna visit with the fresh tattoo after two to four Weeks.