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Old Yesterday, 01:44 PM #1
q-blower
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Will paintball ruin my tattoo sleeve?

Hey everyone

I quit the sport back in 2012 and i'm starting to play D4 again. Since I quit I have a brand new beautiful (and expensive) tattoo sleeve. Obviously I wont be playing until it is fully healed (4-5 weeks). I was wondering if anyone who plays has tattoo sleeves and if getting shot has effected their pieces at all?

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Old Yesterday, 02:04 PM #2
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With my ink i've had welts and skin break on it with no issue i just make sure to keep up the healing regiment my artist gave me especially with skin that has to regrow
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Old Yesterday, 02:33 PM #3
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get some elbow/arm pads and you'll be fine. I find myself still getting touch ups every other year.
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Old Today, 02:50 PM #4
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Elbow/arm pads help protect your arm sleeves a lot, they do for me. Thing is, they don't cover the entire arm, just most of it. That said, be aware that most paintball hits to the unprotected areas will *probably* be fine but there is always a small small chance for a welt and if it's bad enough to where it breaks skin and scars over to heal (rare but possible) then there might be some minor tattoo damage. Welcome to the world of tattoo sleeves bud.
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