I'm going to get another tattoo this fall on my left upper arm, and I'm wondering if it would be safe to train in BJJ while it's healing up. If you have tattoos, I'm sure you're familiar with the scabbing over and itching while it's healing. If one of the scabs gets rubbed off while grappling, would it damage the tattoo in any way? I usually get small bruises in that area from training, and that tells me that a scabbed area would surely rub off. I got one when I used to train 7 years ago on my upper right arm. I took a week off just to be safe. Time to do a little name dropping...I went to class anyway to just watch, and I remember Rich Franklin jokingly giving me shit about it and he called me a wussy. Of course, I couldn't do much about it - he was a badass then, even before his MMA career started . Anyone have any experience with this, or am I being a wuss?