Does bjj/the gi fade tattoos?

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  1. Daddy af Double Yellow Card

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    My brother is a tattoo artist. Im
    Trying to get him into jiu jitsu. He seems interested, but at the same time is concerned about maintaining the quality of his tattoo work. I doubt the gi would really fade his tattoos much but hes just wondering
     
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    How can he be a tattoo artist and not know?? The answer is no.
     
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  3. BADodd06 Orange Belt

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    Na, I've been doing bjj for 3 and half years and play alot of half guard. I have a tattoo on my right shoulder (the side I always lay on when I play knee shield) that I've had for years. It's still as dark and detailed as it was 10 years ago
     
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    Ask Jeff Monson.
     
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    Maybe it's unrelated but I did no gi yesterday with a guy with a sleeve tattoo on one arm and tattooless on the other.

    He was wearing a sleeveless rash guard and I found that I had a lot more grip on his tattooed arm. As if he was wearing a cheap rashgard on one arm and none on the other.

    It was a first for me, doing mostly gi training.

    Is it normal?
     
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    making excuses already...not even blue beltch yet
     
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    Yo. Just when I thought nothing could be stupider than the idea of tattoos rubbing off, someone came in and posted that he had better grip on a tattooed arm. My brain is going to actually explode.
     
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    lol dude take it easy on us ! I dont have tattoos I dont know!
     
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    I'm not tattooed myself, but I've seen plenty of guys with a great passion for tattoos in my Bjj journey, and they've never have a single problem with the gi or anything..
     
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile...ow-tattoos-might-affect-your-workout.amp.html

    Tattooed skin actually sweats considerably less. So maybe his point wasn’t as fantastically stupid as you seem to think.
     
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    There definitely is another explanation. What you're describing is not possible. Tattoos are underneath the skin.

    If his arm actually felt grippy like a cheap rash guard then he has some kind of medical skin condition on that arm.
     
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    Interesting. I have tats and I've never heard this.

    Although I would think after a roll or two in no gi that even if your own arm was sweating less than someone else's sweat would be all over your arm anyways right?
     
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    How did I know that someone was going to defend such an obviously stupid point. With links no less. Jesus Christ.
     
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    Who knows? There’s definitely a difference in slipperiness between “moderately” sweaty and “drenched in sweat”

    Regardless, maybe it doesn’t deserve to be dismissed outright as the stupidest thing that someone has ever heard.
     
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    Agree to disagree.
     
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    Okedoke.
     
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    The real thing this thread should be about is the high correlation between bjj and bad tattoos.
     
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    Homophobic? GTFO. Who's scared of little gay dudes, Daddy?
     
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    This.
    Also, why not using Google?
    I can't imagine what other kinds of gaps this "tattoo artist" has.
     
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    Your comment is quite derogatory to towards the gay community
     
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