Just got a new tattoo? You should really stay away from swimming pools (and the sea) if you did.
A man died after catching a flesh-eating bug infection when he went for a swim - with a fresh tattoo on his skin.
The unidentified 31-year-old had ignored advice given by his tattoo artists to avoid swimming pools and oceans for two weeks, The Daily Mail reported.
The man had reportedly gone for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico five days after he tattooed his right calf.
He caught a flesh-eating bacteria and developed sepsis because his tattoo wound, which was still fresh, became contaminated after being exposed to seawater.
According to a medical study by BMJ Case Reports, the deceased went into septic shock and had a history of chronic liver disease as well.
Certain liver diseases can increase a person's risk of developing an infection and sepsis, according to US charitable organisation Sepsis Alliance.
Although he was given "aggressive intial treatment", he ultimately died.
A gentle reminder for those getting inked: Follow your tattoo artist's aftercare instructions and you'll be alright.