A 31-year-old man recently paid the ultimate price after not listening to his tattoo artist's advice about not swimming after getting a new tattoo. This is the number one rule to follow after getting new ink.

The Texas man went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico just five days after getting a tattoo of a cross and hands in prayer, the words "Jesus is my life" were written in cursive. According to WNEM, just three days after that, he was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with severe pain in both of his legs and feet. His symptoms included a fever, chills, and redness around his tattoo and elsewhere on his legs. This was caused by a flesh-eating bacteria found in the ocean.