Trainerroad user's tattoos

Hey guys. I got a new tattoo today, and the artist told me to stay off the bike for 3 weeks (!). This sounds rather ridiculous, so I’m missing today and getting back at it tomorrow. I dont think an arm tattoo will be affected by riding a bike indoors!

It got me thinking… what tattoos do you folks have? I’d imagine there might be a fair few Iron Man ones :wink:

Photos are encouraged.

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I had this done a few months ago. I had to stay out of the pool for a few weeks but was back on the trainer after 24 hours.

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Left calf. Pedaled 40 the day after. A little sore but no big deal.

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I’ve had a few larger pieces done and was told nothing that comes out through my skin will affect the tattoos. All 3 pieces were two day sits about 3-4 weeks apart. Tiger and dragon on each side of the ribs…geisha, swan, and koi 2/3 sleeve.

I exercised regularly while they were all healing and never had to have a touch up on them.

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Full sleeve and half sleeve. Both black and gray Japanese style. Full sleeve is a Tiger and Snake. Half sleeve is a couple of Foo Dogs.
I think the main concerns with biking while healing a tattoo are bacteria from sweating,
and when you get to the crusty/flaking stage, letting the “scabs” get soft from sweat.
As long as you keep it clean after a workout, and pat it dry every so often while working out, you should be good.

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:nauseated_face::face_vomiting:
Delicious.

Still waiting for the guy who has “SHUT UP!” tattooed on his thighs. :flushed:
I’ll search for the pic in the meantime…

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Ya I see no reason to not ride for 3 weeks… unless your tat would be like on your taint… or right where your bibs are rubbing.
I’ve got a half-sleeve of space stuff (my major was Astrophysics in college), and some bits here and there like a pillow on my chest (it’s where my wife falls asleep :heart_eyes:)
Cycling and cycling related:
Got the shut up on my thighs

And I have the equation for Work on my hand, this one is to do with everything not just riding. “What work am I going to put in today to get where I want to be tomorrow” it’s an easy reminder on the bike when in the aero bars for sure

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I’ve got quite a few tattoos but nothing cycle related yet. I’ve never not trained after having one. Even the next morning.

One of my more recent ones is on my forearm and I went MTB riding a few days after having it done and pretty much fell off first trail straight into the mud landing on my new tattoo. Crapped myself as not long ago had a terrible infection in exactly the same place due to an mtb crash. Luckily no ill effects!

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Plus my back and legs which you can’t see in this pic.

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Glad you clarified that :rofl:

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When i got this tatt done, i was told to avoid sweating too much especially during the scabbing phase. I used to work in a restaurant, hot grille, middle of summer, wasn’t easy.
And i guess hard to reach area + sweat + rubbing clothes mean it’s not taking as much time to heal as it should.
But i kept it to a mininum and that was about hmmm…12-13 years ago; it still looks quite good! So i’d say don’t sweat it too much…literally ahahha

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I have two others but this one is my most recent and it’s obviously cycling related. I took it from a Japanese poster advertising a keirin race.

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I love the tattoo on your hand. Brilliant idea.

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i don’t have this one, but i want it!

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