Blisters and rips (although VERY cool) are NOT badges of honor. They are set backs. If you get a very bad rip in your hands you will be out for the better part of a week waiting for your hands to heal enough to grip anything. This will blow a full week for you. Not in a good way either.
Take preventative measures (today and EVERY day) to decrease your chances of getting a rip or blister. Here are some tips you may consider:
1. Athletic taping helps. Cover all areas exposed to the bar.
2. Chalk up. A good load of chalk will prevent your hands from becoming sweat-logged and hyper-grippy.
3. The right kind of glove can help if you don't mind sissifying your workout a little. I use them. I know...I know.. To get the right kind of glove we suggest summertime motocross gloves. They are very tough, thin and well ventilated. I cut the fingers off mine (pictured below).
4. Pay VERY careful attention to your hands. If you even begin to rip or feel a hot tingler...STOP! Don't blast through it. EVEN/ESPECIALLY if you only have a couple reps to go. Those couple could cost you a week.
Our suggestion for an "ideal" workout glove (if you are going to use one at all) is a summertime motocross glove with the fingers cut out. Less padding and material equals more grip and a better feel.