To Shave Or Not To Shave

September 9, 2008 at 7:21 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )

You are probably scratching your head at this one, but I promise shaving does have something to do with tattoos. For one when you get a tattoo the tattoo artist always shaves the area where you are getting a tattoo so your skin is nice and smooth and nothing is getting in the way. The reason I bring this up is because my sister recently asked me if you got a tattoo on your leg would it be ok to shave over it. The answer I gave her was yes. But there is a BUT in there.

There is a misconception that when you get a tattoo and the tattoo artists shaves you wherever you are getting the tat that your hair will not grow back. This is false; your hair will grow back. My personal experience with this is that my hair grew back but not as fast and it didn’t grow back as full. It’s really hard to explain, my tattoos feel smooth as a baby bottom and don’t really feel like hair has grown on top of them, but there is indeed hair there.  Back to my sister’s question, yes you can still shave you legs if you get a tattoo on them. However, it is highly recommend that you wait until the tattoo is good and healed and maybe if you are scared of cutting yourself just shave around the tattoo. And just be extra carful when you are shaving that particular area.

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