At the Tartget I work at we are allowed to express ourselves in those ways as long as it is not offensive political or gang related. Even if I wear a long sleeve shirt I can still scratch but it wont be directly to the skin. If your artist sent you home with adhesive wrap you can leave that on the tattoo overnight and it should protect both the ink of your new tattoo and your bed sheets. That might mean sleeping in the buff or at least wearing. Not all ink has to be colorful to make a statement. If you have a tattoo on your back you are going to need to sleep on your stomach for a couple days. New tattoos are crisp vibrant and exciting to look at. On the other end of the spectrum dont over-moisturize your tattoo if you want to avoid peeling or itching. You can wear a long sleeved shirt you just have to be cautious about it catching on the tattoo. Too much sun exposure can cause fading scarring or color spreading especially in the first. Depending on high close to your hand the tattoo is there are some European airlines that would allow you to wear a long sleeve t-shirt and shirt as an appropriate cover. But if you head out into the sun too quickly after getting your new ink you can end up ruining the beauty of the design. Sleeves or cuffs with elastic can easily catch on edges of skin and scabs ripping them off. While Dolly hasnt said much about why she explicitly wears long sleeves shes hinted in the past that it has to do with her tattoos on her arms. Relieving extra worry about getting residue or ointment on your sheets makes for a better nights sleepand that is the ultimate goal. The 73-year-old opened up in a previous interview about how she got her tattoos years ago to cover up her scars. Dont wear tight-fitting shirts. However unfortunately the position of your tattoo would be a no-no at Middle East carriers. I have tattoos on my ass and I have to wear pants to work and they all turned out fine. Take it off and air it out when you get home.