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I know excessive sun exposure to a new tattoo is bad, but I am starting class tomorrow and we have an open campus so I'll be walking around in direct sunlight with some shade from trees. It's hot af where I live; around 90s, so would wearing shorts with a new leg sleeve tattoo be a bad idea. I tried denim, but my tattoo didn't react well with it and wearing sweatpants in August seems like a bad idea, because I wouldn't want to excessively sweat were my new tattoo is. I just got my tattoo on friday. Would a little bit of sun exposure be okay, just walking from class to class, since it wouldn't be a super long period of time in the sun? About 5-8 mins from class to class. Thanks😬

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no,it won't harm it in that short time while moving,the sun really won't hurt the tattoo at all,

the main thing is it hurts to be in the sun is all.

but it doesn't really damage the tattoo,I wouldn't sit and sun tan for hours LOL

you'll be fine with shorts on.

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I bought a black compression sleeve to wear on my forearm while my sleeve is healing. I wore it for about a week, and now I’ve been just using a lotion that has sunscreen in it. 

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10 minutes ago, humuhumunukunukuapua'a said:

How long would you guys say is excessive?😬 Hope 5 mins isn’t too long. My campus isn’t really that big but this August heat is hot af.

YOU'LL BE FINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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31 minutes ago, humuhumunukunukuapua'a said:

How long would you guys say is excessive?😬 Hope 5 mins isn’t too long. My campus isn’t really that big but this August heat is hot af.

Excessive is not a single exposure, but prolonged exposure over time. Below is a pic of my motorcycle gloves. This is what the sun does to your skin and your tattoo. Top is part of glove that faces the sun; bottom is the part that doesn't. 

gloves2.jpg

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