How To Get Saniderm Residue Off Tattoo?

How To Get Saniderm Residue Off Tattoo
How Does Saniderm Work?  Unlike Saran Wrap, Saniderm is a medical-grade, breathable, waterproof tattoo bandage. Saniderm is engineered to be permeable to gasses, like oxygen. These bandages alleviate many of the pitfalls that come with other tattoo healing methods.

Primarily, Saniderm  drastically  reduces the risk of contaminants entering the wound site of a fresh tattoo. Wearing Saniderm protects the area from unwanted shear/friction and allows the body to keep itself moisturized.

Plus, it conveniently eliminates sessions of washing and applying aftercare to a new tattoo. The result is a tattoo healing experience that is safer, smoother, and more efficient. Saniderm Pre-Application Instructions Before applying Saniderm, be sure that the skin around the tattoo has also been shaved.

Removing a bandage from hair may be unpleasant. After finishing a tattoo session, make sure the tattoo is clean (no residue leftover from the tattooing session) and dry the area. Do not clean a fresh tattoo with products containing isopropyl alcohol or glycerin.

Isopropyl alcohol will certainly kill any bacteria in the area, but it will also kill all of your body’s own healing elements in the process. This will cause the wound to dry out under the bandage when it’s applied. If using astringent on a new tattoo, we suggest using an alcohol-free, unscented variant of Witch Hazel. Saniderm Application

  1. Cut and trim Saniderm to fit around the tattoo – include an extra inch around all sides. TIP: Cutting the edges of the bandage to be round will help it adhere better and feel more comfortable.
  2. Peel the white paper wrapping from the sticky side first and place gently over the tattoo.
  3. Once the adhesive side of the bandage is in place, remove the see-through second layer from the top side and smooth bandage over the tattoo.
  4. Keep the first applied bandage on for anywhere from 3-24 hours, depending on how much the wound is weeping. Replace within 24 hours. It’s fine if there is some plasma/blood/lymph fluid buildup under the bandage during this period, but don’t leave it longer than 24 hours.

Saniderm Removal and Reapplication of 2nd Bandage

  1. To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. The shower is the ideal place to remove Saniderm. Running water will help loosen the adhesive and relax the skin, making the removal much more comfortable. Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and added trauma to the skin.
  2. Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild soap, preferably fragrance-free.
  3. Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat dry with a clean towel.
  4. Apply a thin layer of petroleum-free moisturizer to help the tattoo retain moisture and itch less. If you plan on applying another bandage, apply the product to the tattoo only and avoid getting it on the surrounding skin. Saniderm does not adhere well to wet/moist skin.
  5. Apply a second bandage by following the application steps listed above.

Additional removal and reapplication information:

  • Keep this second bandage on for 3-6 days – the full six days being ideal. If the skin appears irritated, there is fluid buildup, or the bandage is coming off, it’s okay to remove the bandage sooner rather than later.
  • Do not reapply any more bandages after the scabbing/flaking phase of tattoo healing has begun. If you find yourself bandage-less during this phase, make sure you’re keeping the area thoroughly moisturized.
  • If there is adhesive residue leftover on the skin, or the adhesive is not loosening enough with water, coconut oil and baby oil are helpful for removal.

Caring for Your New Tattoo After Removing Saniderm Once the final bandage has been removed, continue caring for the tattoo by washing and moisturizing as needed, until the tattoo is fully healed. The tattoo may appear to be fully healed on the surface once your second Saniderm bandage comes off. However, deeper layers of skin will still be repairing for 2-4 months. We recommend a good moisturizing regimen for this entire period. Wearing Saniderm While Showering, Swimming, and Exercising Showering while wearing Saniderm is fine, but it’s best to keep the time spent in the shower to a minimum.

Additionally, glycerin can react with the adhesive of Saniderm, causing many issues from rashes to the adhesive binding too strongly. Water may weaken the adhesive of the bandage, which allows for unwanted contaminants to enter the bandage, putting you at higher risk for infection.

It’s also important to keep an eye on the temperature of the water. Too much heat can separate the bandage from the skin, inflame the skin, and irritate the tattoo. For these reasons, bathing, swimming, or fully submerging a tattoo dressed in Saniderm is strongly discouraged.

Light exercise while wearing Saniderm is fine, but avoid activity that causes excessive sweating. Just as water will weaken the adhesion of the bandage, so will sweat and any other significant amount of fluid.

Try to keep the bandage as clean and dry as possible until it’s time to remove it. Source Signs & Symptoms of Infection -Severe redness -Swelling -Tenderness of the procedure site -Red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart -Elevated body temperature -Purulent drainage from the procedure site -Discharge from site may be green/yellow and foul in odor *Contact the shop and seek immediate medical attention if any signs or symptoms of infection develop * TOUCH-UP POLICY There is one (1) complimentary “normal” touch-up service provided after completion of all sessions for this tattoo.

  • “Normal” is defined by healing inconsistencies that have occurred within the “normal” two (2) week healing period;
  • Instances in which the complimentary touch-up service would be null and void are: soaking while healing, scratching or scratches, or fading due to excessive sun or tanning bed use;

Changes made to the completed tattoo are considered a new tattoo and are totally separate from the original piece. Hourly rates will apply for any changes made to the completed tattoo. The complimentary touch-up service must be used within one (1) calendar year of the completion of the tattoo.

Does Saniderm leave residue?

The best way for Saniderm removal is to find an edge of the bandage, and then to pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful, so we don’t recommend it. In some rare cases, people can “stick” to the Saniderm bandage better than others, which can make it more difficult than normal to remove.

In cases like this, try removing the Saniderm in a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, making it easier and more comfortable to remove. If that doesn’t work, take a small amount of Sanibalm ( coconut, olive, or baby oil can work as well – when something a little stronger is needed, this product will do the trick) and apply it around the edges of the bandage.

Oils work to weaken the adhesive and make Saniderm removal easier. In rare instances where none of the above work, baking soda mixed with water will certainly do the trick (although this is the worst option where the health of your skin is concerned). Additionally, the Saniderm adhesive can leave behind a small amount of sticky residue after removal.

You can use Sanibalm or oil to remove any residue left behind. However, you will need to wash the area afterward, as oil may suffocate the skin pores and can cause irritation. After removing your first Saniderm bandage, we recommend applying a second piece of Saniderm.

This bandage can be left on for up to 6 days, totaling out to 7 days of tattoo healing with Saniderm. Wondering how long to keep Saniderm on , how many bandages you can use , or have another Saniderm product usage question? Check out our all-inclusive tattoo knowledge base!.

How do you clean a tattoo after removing Saniderm?

Once you remove the saniderm from your tattoo, make sure to gently wash it with unscented antibacterial soap and pat or air dry. Apply a very thin layer of suggested aftercare ointment 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks, until the tattoo is fully healed (no more peeling, dry, or cracked skin).

How do you remove second skin residue from a tattoo?

YOUR TATTOO NOT ONLY REPRESENTS YOU, BUT ALSO THE QUALITY AND REPUTATION OF OUR TATTOOISTS AND STUDIO Please remember whilst tattooing your skin is being traumatised and during the healing process you should treat it as an open wound, keeping it clean and rested.

It is natural for your skin to sometimes swell, feel sore, bruise and look painful. Please note this aftercare advice is our guideline as healing can alter from person to person, all skin types are individual and people heal differently.

If you don’t follow this advice your tattoo is likely to not heal very well and potentially get infected, in some rare cases the tattoo may even heavily scab with puss coming out, this, in our experience only occurs with poorly looked after tattoos. Your tattooist will recommend one of two types of aftercare methods for your new tattoo: ​ DURING HEALING

  • DO NOT – participate in heavy exercise, sunbathe, go swimming, use sunbeds or saunas, rub the new tattoo, pick or scratch the scab, re-cover (except when instructed by the tattooist or to protect from exposure from possible hazards).
  • AVOID – Perfume, fake tanning, dirt, oil, grease, paint, industrial cleaners, caustic substances, raw meat, non-tattoo creams or ointments.
  • We do not recommend Bepanthen as it is not designed for tattoos. If you use other kinds of moisturisers or creams which are not specifically designed for healing a tattoo you run the risk of compromising the quality of the tattoo. They may also contain ingredients that could prolong the healing and or bleach the colour of the tattoo.
  • APPLICATION OF AFTERCARE BALM – Lightly smear the balm over the whole of the tattoo with clean hands, from the first day until it is fully healed. Do not satirize the fresh tattoo with the balm. We recommend El Gato Negro Tattoo Care available to buy from the studio.
  • HEALED TATTOOS – When the tattoo is exposed to the sun for a long period of time use a high factor sun cream (f50). You may also find that using a cream that is made specifically for tattoos ever so often will help keep your tattoo looking fresh and vibrant.
  • If you have any concerns regarding your new tattoo, especially if you think it has swelled too much or is too painful or itchy, please contact us first before consulting a Doctor. In most cases, we have seen or experienced these symptoms and they are normal or due to poor aftercare

​ Method One, Clingfilm

  • The tattooist will protect your tattoo with a wrap of clingfilm to help keep it clean and moist. Keep the clingfilm wrap on for approximately 2-3 hours after tattooing. You then may be advised by the tattooist to rewrap your tattoo with clingfilm. This is to continue to help keep the fresh tattoo clean and protected from bacteria. Try not to wear tight-fitting clothes over your fresh tattoo during this healing process.
  • After 2-3hours have passed from the tattoo being done remove the clingfilm wrap. On removal of the clingfilm wrap, wash your hands first then gently wash the tattoo with lukewarm water using a mild soap we recommend El Gato Negro Tattoo Wash available to buy from our studio. Pat dry with a clean paper towel and apply a tattoo aftercare balm again we recommend El Gato Negro Tattoo Aftercare available to buy from our studio.
  • Re-applying clingfilm to a tattoo is only suggested to clients who can wash & re-wrap the tattoo approximately 3 to 4 times a day for a maximum of 3 days. If you are in a job where you are unable to change the dressing the recommended amount of times, do not redress the tattoo after the original dressing has been removed. Just continue to apply aftercare as advised above.
  • If at any point, any part of the tattoo is left to breathe for too long and dry out do not continue to re-wrap the tattoo, just continue with the aftercare as advised. Do not wear tight clothes, do wash and clean and apply aftercare balm as advised above. Once your fresh tattoo is exposed, it will have a higher chance of infection. This is very rare and should be a very minimum risk if you follow our aftercare advice.

If you feel like you are having a reaction to wearing the clingfilm like a rash or itchiness, do not continue to re-wrap the tattoo, just continue with the aftercare as advised above, and if concerned please contact us. ​ ​ Method two, Second Skin

  • The Tattooist may apply a sticky second skin film, called either Dermalize , Saniderm , Yayo Guard or EZ 2nd Skinz. You are advised to leave this on for up to 5 days. Please do not take this off when you get home so you can see your new tattoo!!
  • During this period, you will not need to apply any aftercare. Under the second skin, the tattoo will go gooey, this is normal and will be absorbed back into your skin helping keep the tattoo moist. You may need to trim some edges down to help stop it peeling off and accidentally catching on clothing. Try not to wear tight-fitting clothes over your fresh tattoo during the healing process.
  • You will probably not be able to see your tattoo very well under the second skin, this is normal. The goo is not the ink coming out of the skin, your friends may tell you the tattoo shouldn’t look like that, but it should. They may tell you; you should take the second skin off when you get home. Please do not do this, not with this method, they are thinking of the clingfilm method.
    • Repeat a minimum of 4 times daily until healing is complete;
    • Usually, healing will take between 3-4 weeks depending on the tattoo and its location on the body;
    • The second skin is breathable and can be showered in, but do not bath or swim with it on;

    Please do as your Tattooist has advised and not your friends.

  • You may experience some of the goo seeping out of the bottom or a corner, this is normal, use some clean kitchen roll and dab the goo away, you can even squeeze some of the goo out, so it doesn’t leak as much. If the Tattooist has given you some extra second skin use this to patch the hole back up or use some micropore tape.
  • After the 5 days or if the second skin comes off sooner than advised, apply a tattoo aftercare ideally every 3-4 hours to help keep the tattoo moisturised. The aftercare we recommend is El Gato Negro Tattoo Aftercare available from the studio. Repeat a minimum of 4 times daily until healing is complete – usually, healing will take between 2-3 weeks depending on the tattoo and its location on the body.
  • When the time comes to remove the second skin, do so in the shower. Soak the area with soapy water and gently peel back the second skin. Do this gently as you may irritate the skin if you quickly pull it off. If it is in an area which is hard to reach, ask someone to do this for you.
  • There may be some sticky residue leftover from the second skin, this can sometimes be stubborn to remove, but do not try to scrub it off, you will only irritate the skin. It will eventually wash off in the next couple of showers with normal washing.
  • In some cases, the skin may have reddened within the tattoo or around it where the second skin has been stuck, again this is normal, and down to the skin moving underneath the second skin irritating it a little. This should settle after a few days and applying the tattoo aftercare to the red skin should also help it settle.
  • If for some reason your second skin comes off after a day or so do not rewrap, please keep your tattoo clean and moisturised. Do not wear tight clothes, do wash and clean and apply aftercare balm as advised. Once your fresh tattoo is exposed, it will have a higher chance of infection. This is very rare and should be a very minimum risk if you follow our aftercare advice.

If you feel like you are having a reaction to the second skin like a rash or itchiness, remove and continue with the aftercare as advised above. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or questions about the second skin. ​ Touch Ups Sometimes a tattoo can need revisiting. We offer free touch-ups for tattoos that have been done at our studio within 3 months. If you think your tattoo requires a touch-up, please pop in and talk to one of the team.

  1. If we agree that a touch- up is needed, then an appointment can be made with the artist;
  2. Touch-ups are usually done at the end of the day and will fit around the artist’s other appointments, sorry but it’s rare that we’ll be able to do touch-ups on Saturdays;

​ IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS REGARDING YOUR NEW TATTOO, ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK IT HAS SWELLED TOO MUCH OR IS TOO PAINFUL OR ITCHY, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE CONSULTING A DOCTOR. IN MOST CASES WE HAVE SEEN OR EXPERIENCED THESE SYMPTOMS, AND THEY ARE NORMAL OR DUE TO POOR AFTERCARE..

Can Saniderm ruin a tattoo?

Getting a new tattoo comes with many worries—keeping it clean and free of contaminants, using the correct healing products at the right time, and staying out of the sun, water, and harsh elements. How are you going to get through the awkward peeling stage of tattoo healing? Many of these worries can be put at ease by using Saniderm.

The adhesive film protects your tattoo from numerous risk factors. There is no need to worry about applying ointment frequently to keep the tattoo from drying out. You don’t have to worry about foreign bacteria entering the wound from an outside source.

Your tattoo is protected. Saniderm’s adhesive will not attach to your tattoo as it will be in the weeping phase of the healing process when you apply the initial piece. During this phase, your body will be pushing excess ink and plasma to the surface, preventing the adhesive from attaching to the freshly tattooed area.

  • This means Saniderm can never damage or extract your ink;
  • Of course, you may be wondering what happens when you apply the following piece(s) of Saniderm, as the tattoo will have moved out of the weeping phase of tattoo healing;

This is where applying a non-petroleum, non-greasy aftercare lotion comes into play. Our favorite is Sanibalm. This helps to prevent the adhesive from sticking directly to the fresh tattoo until the tattoo begins to peel. Once this stage occurs, the peeling skin will cling to the film itself.

How long should you leave Saniderm on a tattoo?

Saniderm / Second Skin Bandage: – If your tattoo is bandaged with Saniderm (Second Skin), you should keep the bandage on for 3-4 days. During this time, it is normal to see some fluid build up beneath the bandage. (If the bandage begins to leak, you must remove the bandage and follow the standard aftercare instructions listed below).

After 3-4 days, remove the Saniderm bandage gently under warm running water. To take the bandage off you must stretch from each side rather than peel it off like a Bandaid. When you stretch the bandage it allows the adhesive to come off the skin without disrupting the tattoo and taking any ink with it.

Wash the tattoo with a mild, fragrance-free soap or warm water. At this point, your tattoo should be well into the healing process – you may use an unscented, non-greasy lotion (like Hustle Butter, Lubriderm or Aveeno Unscented moisturizer) to keep the tattoo moisturized.

Why does my tattoo look smudged under the wrap?

– Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat. This creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout.

What happens if you remove Saniderm too early?

Saniderm Aftercare ​ To purchase Saniderm and Sanibalm please visit  Saniderm. com and use the code rosenoir  at checkout for a 10% discount!  ​ Day 1: So you got a new tattoo? It’s probably on fire- use ice packs or ibuprofen to reduce the stinging. Your first piece of Saniderm applied by the artist must be worn for 24 hours, do not remove it early.

  • You will have irritation, redness, bleeding, seeping, and ink collect under the bandage;
  • You will notice plasma (looks like clear watery liquid), ink, and blood trapped in the bandage, and it may leak out of the Saniderm;

This is NORMAL and part of the healing process. Don’t freak out over this. Day 2: Remove 1st bandage after 24 hours- peel off slowly (this will likely be uncomfortable). Wash thoroughly with plain anti-bacterial hand soap – no exfoliating beads, no oils, no scents.

  1. (You may consider removing your Saniderm under luke warm or cool soapy water in the shower to loosen the adhesive;
  2. ) Pat dry with a paper towel and let air dry for 2-5 minutes;
  3. Blot with paper towel;
  4. To apply 2nd Saniderm remove the paper backing first, apply sticky side to tattoo, then remove plastic backing (it’s ok if there are air bubbles/wrinkles);

Day 2-6: Leave on for 6 FULL DAYS – During the next 6 days you may still have some plasma, ink, or blood. (If you have an excessive amount of liquid collecting under your bandage and feel replacement is necessary please check out the web link https://www.

rosenoirstudio. com/alternate-aftercare-instructions for replacements. ) You may notice the skin looks dry/peeling/crusty/”cracked”- this is normal. The bandage and area may smell a little bit, this is ok. DO NOT REMOVE BEFORE THE SIXTH DAY.

Doing so will result in color loss and can require a touch up at an additional cost. It is harmful to the tattoo and to your health to leave a healing tattoo untreated. If your Saniderm peels up before the 6th day, carefully cut the excess off. If the tattoo is exposed place another small piece of Saniderm (or similar product) to cover it.

(See drugstore products at QR code link. ) Day 6: Now it’s time to remove. Wash again and apply a thin layer of Sanibalm or lotion/moisturizer to your tattoo. Day 7 +: Use thin layers of Sanibalm/lotion/moisturizer for several days or weeks until skin is smooth again.

You will most likely experience peeling and itchiness. Your tattoo is fully healed when your skin is smooth and no longer shiny. This can take several weeks or several months. Everybody’s skin is different. Long term care: Keeping your skin moisturized will keep your tattoo looking fresh and bright. ​ While your Saniderm is on DO NOT: ​

  • DO NOT soak your new tattoo- no baths/swimming (running water/showering is ok). Soaking can lead to major infections.

  • DO NOT apply soap, lotions, oils, on or around the patch.

  • DO NOT expose you tattoo to direct sunlight, this will be painful and can damage the skin until it is healed over.

  • DO NOT allow shampoo/conditioner to run down the patch.

  • DO NOT sweat excessively- this can push ink out and weaken the adhesive- sweat will collect under the Saniderm and smell bad and clog your sweat glands resulting in bumpy skin, raised scarred tissue, color loss, and possible infection.

  • DO NOT move or stretch your tattooed skin excessively until it is fully healed (up to 14 days).

  • DO NOT allow pets or animals to come into contact with your healing tattoo (if contact occurs with exposed (uncovered) skin, wash immediately with antibacterial soap, then apply plain lotion).

  • DO NOT allow plants (such as when gardening) to come into contact with your healing tattoo (if contact occurs with exposed skin, wash immediately with antibacterial soap, then apply plain lotion).

  • Most importantly, do not listen to your friends who say you can’t have a tattoo wrapped that long. This product is much different from what they’ve used before. It is intended for long wear. This is not saran wrap.

Signs of Infection: Signs and symptoms of an infection include but are not limited to, redness, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, red streaks going from the procedure site to towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or pus-filled drainage from the procedure site. Seek medical care if you have a fever, extreme pain 3 or more days after the tattoo procedure, spreading rash well outside of the tattooed area, worsening and spreading redness around the tattoo, blisters on the tattoo, red streaking around tattoo, or foul odor and pus drainage.

  1. I highly recommend Sanibalm or Sanibalm+ from the makers of Saniderm;
  2. Always wear sunscreen, tanning and sun fading will make a tattoo look dull and will diminish the pigments;
  3. How it works: After a tattoo your skin is left damaged so your body begins working immediately to heal itself by sending liquid enzymes and plasma to your skin’s surface;

These dry out and become scabs. With a tattoo, it is vital to avoid scabs. The healing patches allow the enzymes and plasma to stay moist and therefore heal your skin without drying out. The patches are breathable so your skin is not suffocated. Saniderm also keeps your new tattoo clean and safe from outside bacteria, dirt, lint from clothing, etc.

which will help prevent infection. Furthermore, the patches help to protect your clothing and bedding from ink and blood that seeps out during the first several days. Long term care: Keeping your skin moisturized will keep your tattoo looking shiny and bright.

Always wear sunscreen, tanning and sun fading will make a tattoo look dull and will diminish the pigments. Frequently asked questions: Q: What do I do if my skin looks irritated around the edges of the Saniderm? A: Irritation can occur for several reasons such as:

  • Saniderm has been applied too tight
  • There is excessive movement of the skin around the Saniderm
  • The area wasn’t washed clean of the adhesive from the previous Saniderm piece
  • Too much sweat.

Irritation can look like:

  • Bumps, hives, clogged pores/pimples  •   Blisters  •    Redness  •    Itchiness

When this happens, gently clean the area with antibacterial soap. Then use some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to wipe the area. Apply some light moisturizer and give the skin a few days to heal. Q: What do I do if I take my Saniderm off early? A: If for any reason you remove your Saniderm early, it is extremely important to take necessary steps to prevent infections and to ensure your tattoo heals properly. ​ Q: Why is my tattoo oozing liquids after the first day? A: This can be caused by several factors:

  • Some people bleed and/or excrete plasma more than others during the healing process.
  • Too much movement and stretching of the skin.
  • The area was not cleaned well enough before application.

If there is excessive liquid, your Saniderm should be replaced again. ​ HELP! My Saniderm was removed early- Alternate Instructions for Early Removal: If you have removed your Saniderm wrap early or it has peeled up on its own, exposing your tattoo and you do not have enough Saniderm for a replacement, you have two options to ensure your tattoo heals properly and vibrantly.

Scroll down for further instructions. Early means before a total of 7 days wrapped, 6 days for second set. ​ OPTION 1 (best and easiest option): Go to your local Walgreens/CVS and purchase Tegaderm (usually near the bandaids).

Do not purchase anti-bacterial bandages, they look similar. See photos below for different product packaging, and look for similar products. Apply and wear the Tegaderm for the remainder of the week. Make sure to apply it to your freshly cleansed tattoo, lease use antibacterial soap.

Follow all instructions provided on your aftercare sheet (listed above). ​ OPTION 2: You must keep your tattoo clean and prevent it from drying out and scabbing. To do this, wash your tattoo thoroughly with antibacterial soap 3 times a day.

Immediately following use Sanibalm or plain lotion to moisturize (plain lotion should be unscented, free of oils, perfumes, butters, etc. Apply a thin layer and rub into skin well, do not leave excess lotion on skin. Try Aveeno, Cetaphil or Lubriderm. I do not recommend petroleum based products like Aquaphor.

It is vital to wash a full 3 times daily until your tattoo is fully healed. Washing removes infection causing bacteria. Moisturizing is important to prevent think scabs from forming. Scabs will pull out ink and dull or eliminate color.

You will have peeling for several days, this is normal. Your tattoo is fully healed once your skin has peeled completely and is smooth again which may take several weeks..

Do I use Aquaphor after Saniderm?

  • If using ‘Saniderm’ or similar brand keep the bandage on for 3-5 days. You can expect some body’s natural fluids and plasma forming underneath the patch and it may look not pretty. there is nothing to worry about when the patch is removed and tattoo washed everything goes back to normal. Saniderm is breathable and waterproof so you can shower with it on, but DO NOT use hot water.
  • Let your tattoo fully dry for 10 minutes after you wash it before applying Aquaphor or lotion. Pat dry immediately after washing then let it air dry. If you put petroleum-based products over a tattoo that is even somewhat damp, you’re locking that water in your skin and you want to avoid that.
  •  If using regular bandage – Keep your bandage on for at least 2 hours (up to 6 hrs).
  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before cleaning or touching your tattoo.
  • When removing your bandage, rinse tattoo with warm water and clean paper towel.
  • After removing your bandage wash twice a day with just warm (not hot) water and a mild fragrance-free liquid antibacterial soap, and apply a thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor) 3-4 times a day.
  • After the first 2-3 days, switch to a mild unscented lotion (Lubriderm) or coconut oil. Avoid lotions with fragrances or aloe.
  • If possible, use freshly washed bedsheets, clothes, and towel during the healing process. Disposable paper towels are great for direct contact with the tattoo when washing or drying.
  • Do not scratch or pick. This removes ink and leads to infections!
  • Avoid direct sunlight. For the first two weeks try to limit sun exposure – if you know you’ll be out in the sun for prolonged periods, wear a thin layer of clothing over the tattoo. After the first two weeks, use a high SPF sunscreen on your tattoo when in the sun. Avoid tanning beds for at least a month.
  • Avoid soaking in any waters (lake, ocean, bathtub, pool) for the first month, especially critical during the first two weeks.
  • Avoid heavy sweating in the area of your tattoo for two weeks. Wash after sweating.
  • Do not use too much lotion or Aquaphor. Put only a thin layer as you would if you moisturized the area normally.
  • Do not let your tattoo stick to sheets or clothing. If stuck, soak the cloth to remove rather than ripping it off. This is usually only a concern for the first night when it will be a bit oozy.
  • Color and plasma may seep to the surface, especially when first removing the bandage. This is normal. Wash gently with warm water and wipe with a clean paper towel and reapply ointment or lotion.
  • For the next week, the tattoo and area around it may be slightly swollen, red, and sore.
  • Within a few days to a week, a thin scab should form evenly over the tattoo and peel like a sunburn. (Do not pick at it!)   The color may seem dull or uneven while the tattoo is healing.

It should be completely healed in one month! Enjoy your tattoo forever! For best results, avoid sun exposure (wear SPF), and keep moisturized..

How do you remove protective tattoo film?

Applying   Z Wrap adhesive tattoo bandage   is relatively simple once you have familiarised yourself with the instructions below. On difficult to reach and larger coverage areas you will likely need someone to help you apply and remove each application as required.

Whilst this may seem cumbersome, it really isn’t difficult and the end result will definitely be worth the effort!  How to apply   Z Wrap  – Let the tattoo bleed first for at least ten minutes then thoroughly clean it with   Z Wash  or a quality natural soap  to ensure the tattoo is clean.

Step 1. If required, cut the film to size so that the coverage is 3-5 cm larger than your tattoo around the perimeter. If applying tattoo aftercare before   Z Wrap , do not apply on the non-tattooed skin around the edges of the tattoo as this will be the skin that the film adheres to so it should be kept free from oily substances.

  • The protective bandage film has three layers: 1;
  • protective paper underside layer 2;
  • protective plastic topside layer 3;
  • bandage film middle layer Step 2;
  • First, remove the protective paper underside layer at the perforation and apply this side to the tattoo with your skin or limb in a neutral position ensuring full coverage;

Apply gentle pressure to ensure adhesion and try to caress out any air pockets working from the middle outwards. Step 3. Next, remove the protective plastic topside layer at the perforation. Depending on fluid build-up, leave on for 8 – 24 hours then remove and gently wash the tattoo and reapply a second application.

Leave the second application on for 4 – 7 days. It is normal for blood and fluids to collect under the bandage. These fluids help to keep the tattoo hydrated and aid the healing process. Tip 1:   With a pair of scissors, round cut the corners slightly to help prevent corners from lifting once applied.

Tip 2:   When covering a larger tattoo such as a full back piece, you will likely need to overlap multiple sheets of film to obtain full coverage. To do this you apply the first sheet to one corner of the tattoo, then adhere the edge of the second joining sheet to the first, and so on.

  • When joining sheets, it’s best to allow 2-3 cm overlap to ensure each sheet adheres well to the joining sheet;
  • Tip 3;
  • Don’t panic! As the film is transparent, you will see that the tattoo will look like a mash of body fluids and ink blended together;

This will in no way affect the outcome once you remove the film. So don’t panic, it will look amazing at the end of the process! How to remove   Z Wrap : Step 1. Thoroughly wash the the wrapped tattoo and surrounding skin using   Z Wash premium tattoo cleanser   so that the area is clean prior to removal.

  • This will also help to loosen the bandage film dressing;
  • Step 2;
  • Gently peel the film back over itself avoiding pulling directly upwards;
  • If   Z Wrap   is hard to peel from the skin, allow sufficient warm water to run over the bandage film for a few minutes to loosen the adhesion, and then as you peel the bandage back, allow the water to run under the bandage simultaneously;

Tip 1. Removal is best done while bathing to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to loosen from the warm soapy water. Use only as directed and do not apply to infected skin. Do not use if you have allergies to adhesives. For further information or assistance, contact [email protected] au  Follow Us! .

Can I leave Saniderm on for 7 days?

Treatment After Bandage Removal – Once you remove your Saniderm bandage and won’t be applying another, gently wash your new tattoo with luke-warm water and antibacterial soap. Once washed, pat dry with a clean paper towel. After the first 12 hours apply a white unscented lotion or a very small dab of Hustle Butter Deluxe 2-3 times a day.

Can you take second skin off after 2 days?

It is crucial that you take proper care of your new tattoo. Your tattoo will not heal well if you do not follow these guidelines. Your artist is not responsible for any issues resulting from poor aftercare. Bandaging Do not let anyone touch your new tattoo.

Keep your new tattoo covered to protect it from bacteria. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of one hour. If SecondSkin is used, keep on for 2-3 days. Washing Your Tattoo Use lukewarm water and gentle soap, such as Cetaphil, to gently wash the area.

Do not use a washcloth, just your hand. ( We recommend that you remove the SecondSkin in the shower, allowing water to wash over the tattoo and SecondSkin as you remove it. )  Your tattoo may feel slimy – this slime is called plasma. Try to gently remove as much of this possible, as when plasma dries, it creates scabs.

Gently pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a clean paper towel. *DO NOT use cloth towels as they hold bacteria. *  Follow with a light application of Aquaphor or Cetaphil lotion. Use these products for a minimum of two weeks.

*DO NOT use Neosporin or alcohol!* Bathing and Swimming You can shower with a new tattoo. It is ok to get your tattoo wet. But DO NOT soak your new tattoo. Submerging your tattoo can cause damage or infection. Swimming, hot tubs and baths should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

Scabbing and Peeling After a few days, you may notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing – this is a normal part of the healing process. *DO NOT apply ointment or lotion to scabs. *  You will also start to itch when it begins to heal.

*DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH YOUR TATTOO!*  If the skin itches, slap it. If it is peeling, put lotion on it. If it is scabbing, let it heal. Sun Protection After your tattoo is healed, always protect it from the sun. Use a minimum of 30-SPF sunblock. TLDR :

  • Remove the bandage after 2 to 3 hours unless SecondSkin is used –keep SecondSkin on for 2-3 DAYS.
  • Wash the tattoo area with lukewarm water and gentle soap.
  • Pat dry with a clean paper towel.
  • Apply a thin layer of Cetaphil lotion or Aquaphor.
  • Don’t scratch, peel or pick at your tattoo.
  • Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools and the beach during the healing process (approximately 2 weeks)
  • Always apply a high SPF sunscreen on the tattoo before exposure to the sun

What NOT to Do:

  • DO NOT let anyone touch your new tattoo.
  • DO NOT use Neosporin or ointments other than what was recommended by your tattoo artist
  • DO NOT apply lotion or ointments to scabs
  • DO NOT use rubbing alcohol, peroxide or cortisone.
  • DO NOT use cloth towels as they can harbor bacteria.
  • DO NOT pick, peel or scratch your new tattoo.
  • DO NOT soak your new tattoo.
  • DO NOT expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight.

If abnormal irritation, redness, swelling or fever should appear, please contact your physician. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected] com..

Can Saniderm pull ink out?

Sani-Derm is a thin, transparent adhesive bandage that ensures the body heals itself in the most efficient way possible. Most commonly used in hospitals (TEGADERM) is used for many purposes such as burns, IV’s, it is also used as a second skin application over sores and can even be used in place of stitches.

The healing agents produced by the body are far superior to any lotion or ointment, but most of these enzymes are lost to evaporation. Sani-Derm preserves and locks in these natural healing enzymes and, in turn, provides an optimal healing experience.

Not only does Sani-Derm accelerate healing, but colors heal brighter and blacks heal blacker. When used properly, Sani-Derm will eliminate scabbing and reduce scarring, both of which can lead to distortion and loss of color. Sani-Derm ensures your art stays bright and true… Keeping it clean is simple.

Although Sani-Derm is promoted as waterproof, you can bathe and shower as normal. HOWEVER please don’t go swimming with it on as it can weaken the adhesive. Saniderm’s adhesive will not attach to the weeping area (the oozy part) of a tattoo, therefore it can never damage or pull out ink.

In fact, reports suggest that the colors of tattoos remain more vibrant after using Saniderm, compared to tattoos that have healed by other aftercare products. This piece of Saniderm is best to be left on your new tattoo for 8 to 48 hours minimally. Since everyone heals differently the length of time will depend on how much fluid your tattoo weeps, which will affect the adhesion of Saniderm.

Many people choose to remove the original piece of Saniderm after the first 1-2 days for aesthetic purposes and then apply a second piece and leave on for an additional 4-6 days. If you need or choose to re-apply your Saniderm bandage please see the following video for a short instructional guide on how to apply a new bandage at home.

There is no harm in leaving the original bandage on longer than the 48 hours, the fluid inside is ideal for your healing. As long as the integrity of the Sani-Derm is not compromised, such as leaking outside of the bandage or rolling back to expose the tattoo, you should be fine to keep it on.

If at any point you notice the bandage leaking ink, blood or any other fluid, or if the bandage is exposing your tattoo, you MUST remove the Sani-Derm bandage ASAP as it it now being exposed to air and increases your risk of infection.

Optimally it is best to keep the original piece on for up to 6 days maximum if possible. Saniderm is both latex free and hypoallergenic, so allergic reactions are very rare. Some people, however, have very sensitive skin and may be allergic to adhesives(Tape, bandages, etc).

Can I leave Saniderm on for 5 days?

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Get excited! Your tattoo day is finally here 🙂
  • Please make sure you are well rested, hydrated, and have eaten at least 3 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Keep in mind, my private studio is a CASH ONLY shop.
  • Remember, your non-refundable deposit comes off the price of your piece on your last session.

AFTERCARE Saniderm

  • Keep the Saniderm on for a minimum of 24 hours, and a maximum of 4-5 days. The  longer you are able to keep it on, the more your tattoo will be able to heal while bandaged. During this time there will be a buildup of fluid (plasma, ink, blood) underneath the bandage—this is normal, and should stay contained within the Saniderm.
  • To remove the Saniderm—while in the shower, slowly peel/roll the Saniderm off. This will be uncomfortable but will not damage your tattoo. Once the Saniderm is completely removed, thoroughly wash your tattoo and continue with aftercare as instructed below.

Regular Absorbent Bandage

  • Keep your tattoo bandaged for a minimum of 4 hours, maximum of 12 (overnight, if your appointment finishes in the evening).

Once you’ve removed the bandage.

  • Whichever bandage you’ve had, once it comes off you need to immediately wash your tattoo very thoroughly with warm water and unscented liquid soap. Diluted Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby-Mild is recommended.
  • Pat your tattoo dry and leave it alone! Keep it clean, dry, and out of the sun throughout the healing period (approximately 2 weeks). Wash/rinse it once a day in the shower, but no more than that as over washing can slow down the healing process.
  • If your tattoo starts feeling tight and dry around the third day, you can use a s mall amount of plain, unscented lotion or tattoo-specific ointment two-three times a day to moisturize your tattoo and the surrounding skin. I recommend Redemption Tattoo Aftercare. But be careful! It’s very common to use too much moisturizer – if you need to moisturize, do so sparingly.
  • Your tattoo will flake and peel, and may feel itchy. Do not pick it or scratch it!
  • Once your tattoo is fully healed, make sure to use sunscreen to protect the colour from fading due to UV exposure.
  • For pieces that are works in progress, you need to leave a minimum of 3 weeks between appointments to allow for healing.

Should I keep my tattoo wrapped for 5 days?

⏳ How long should I keep my tattoo covered with cling film? – After you leave the salon or your tattoo artist, you need to keep the tattoo wrapped for 2-4 hours if you use simple cling wrap (plastic foil). If you have a protective tattoo film, then keep it for 3-5 days.

What happens if I take Saniderm off early?

Saniderm Aftercare ​ To purchase Saniderm and Sanibalm please visit  Saniderm. com and use the code rosenoir  at checkout for a 10% discount!  ​ Day 1: So you got a new tattoo? It’s probably on fire- use ice packs or ibuprofen to reduce the stinging. Your first piece of Saniderm applied by the artist must be worn for 24 hours, do not remove it early.

  1. You will have irritation, redness, bleeding, seeping, and ink collect under the bandage;
  2. You will notice plasma (looks like clear watery liquid), ink, and blood trapped in the bandage, and it may leak out of the Saniderm;

This is NORMAL and part of the healing process. Don’t freak out over this. Day 2: Remove 1st bandage after 24 hours- peel off slowly (this will likely be uncomfortable). Wash thoroughly with plain anti-bacterial hand soap – no exfoliating beads, no oils, no scents.

(You may consider removing your Saniderm under luke warm or cool soapy water in the shower to loosen the adhesive. ) Pat dry with a paper towel and let air dry for 2-5 minutes. Blot with paper towel. To apply 2nd Saniderm remove the paper backing first, apply sticky side to tattoo, then remove plastic backing (it’s ok if there are air bubbles/wrinkles).

Day 2-6: Leave on for 6 FULL DAYS – During the next 6 days you may still have some plasma, ink, or blood. (If you have an excessive amount of liquid collecting under your bandage and feel replacement is necessary please check out the web link https://www.

  • rosenoirstudio;
  • com/alternate-aftercare-instructions for replacements;
  • ) You may notice the skin looks dry/peeling/crusty/”cracked”- this is normal;
  • The bandage and area may smell a little bit, this is ok;
  • DO NOT REMOVE BEFORE THE SIXTH DAY;

Doing so will result in color loss and can require a touch up at an additional cost. It is harmful to the tattoo and to your health to leave a healing tattoo untreated. If your Saniderm peels up before the 6th day, carefully cut the excess off. If the tattoo is exposed place another small piece of Saniderm (or similar product) to cover it.

(See drugstore products at QR code link. ) Day 6: Now it’s time to remove. Wash again and apply a thin layer of Sanibalm or lotion/moisturizer to your tattoo. Day 7 +: Use thin layers of Sanibalm/lotion/moisturizer for several days or weeks until skin is smooth again.

You will most likely experience peeling and itchiness. Your tattoo is fully healed when your skin is smooth and no longer shiny. This can take several weeks or several months. Everybody’s skin is different. Long term care: Keeping your skin moisturized will keep your tattoo looking fresh and bright. ​ While your Saniderm is on DO NOT: ​

  • DO NOT soak your new tattoo- no baths/swimming (running water/showering is ok). Soaking can lead to major infections.

  • DO NOT apply soap, lotions, oils, on or around the patch.

  • DO NOT expose you tattoo to direct sunlight, this will be painful and can damage the skin until it is healed over.

  • DO NOT allow shampoo/conditioner to run down the patch.

  • DO NOT sweat excessively- this can push ink out and weaken the adhesive- sweat will collect under the Saniderm and smell bad and clog your sweat glands resulting in bumpy skin, raised scarred tissue, color loss, and possible infection.

  • DO NOT move or stretch your tattooed skin excessively until it is fully healed (up to 14 days).

  • DO NOT allow pets or animals to come into contact with your healing tattoo (if contact occurs with exposed (uncovered) skin, wash immediately with antibacterial soap, then apply plain lotion).

  • DO NOT allow plants (such as when gardening) to come into contact with your healing tattoo (if contact occurs with exposed skin, wash immediately with antibacterial soap, then apply plain lotion).

  • Most importantly, do not listen to your friends who say you can’t have a tattoo wrapped that long. This product is much different from what they’ve used before. It is intended for long wear. This is not saran wrap.

Signs of Infection: Signs and symptoms of an infection include but are not limited to, redness, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, red streaks going from the procedure site to towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or pus-filled drainage from the procedure site. Seek medical care if you have a fever, extreme pain 3 or more days after the tattoo procedure, spreading rash well outside of the tattooed area, worsening and spreading redness around the tattoo, blisters on the tattoo, red streaking around tattoo, or foul odor and pus drainage.

  1. I highly recommend Sanibalm or Sanibalm+ from the makers of Saniderm;
  2. Always wear sunscreen, tanning and sun fading will make a tattoo look dull and will diminish the pigments;
  3. How it works: After a tattoo your skin is left damaged so your body begins working immediately to heal itself by sending liquid enzymes and plasma to your skin’s surface;

These dry out and become scabs. With a tattoo, it is vital to avoid scabs. The healing patches allow the enzymes and plasma to stay moist and therefore heal your skin without drying out. The patches are breathable so your skin is not suffocated. Saniderm also keeps your new tattoo clean and safe from outside bacteria, dirt, lint from clothing, etc.

which will help prevent infection. Furthermore, the patches help to protect your clothing and bedding from ink and blood that seeps out during the first several days. Long term care: Keeping your skin moisturized will keep your tattoo looking shiny and bright.

Always wear sunscreen, tanning and sun fading will make a tattoo look dull and will diminish the pigments. Frequently asked questions: Q: What do I do if my skin looks irritated around the edges of the Saniderm? A: Irritation can occur for several reasons such as:

  • Saniderm has been applied too tight
  • There is excessive movement of the skin around the Saniderm
  • The area wasn’t washed clean of the adhesive from the previous Saniderm piece
  • Too much sweat.

Irritation can look like:

  • Bumps, hives, clogged pores/pimples  •   Blisters  •    Redness  •    Itchiness

When this happens, gently clean the area with antibacterial soap. Then use some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to wipe the area. Apply some light moisturizer and give the skin a few days to heal. Q: What do I do if I take my Saniderm off early? A: If for any reason you remove your Saniderm early, it is extremely important to take necessary steps to prevent infections and to ensure your tattoo heals properly. ​ Q: Why is my tattoo oozing liquids after the first day? A: This can be caused by several factors:

  • Some people bleed and/or excrete plasma more than others during the healing process.
  • Too much movement and stretching of the skin.
  • The area was not cleaned well enough before application.

If there is excessive liquid, your Saniderm should be replaced again. ​ HELP! My Saniderm was removed early- Alternate Instructions for Early Removal: If you have removed your Saniderm wrap early or it has peeled up on its own, exposing your tattoo and you do not have enough Saniderm for a replacement, you have two options to ensure your tattoo heals properly and vibrantly.

  1. Scroll down for further instructions;
  2. Early means before a total of 7 days wrapped, 6 days for second set;
  3. ​ OPTION 1 (best and easiest option): Go to your local Walgreens/CVS and purchase Tegaderm (usually near the bandaids);

Do not purchase anti-bacterial bandages, they look similar. See photos below for different product packaging, and look for similar products. Apply and wear the Tegaderm for the remainder of the week. Make sure to apply it to your freshly cleansed tattoo, lease use antibacterial soap.

  • Follow all instructions provided on your aftercare sheet (listed above);
  • ​ OPTION 2: You must keep your tattoo clean and prevent it from drying out and scabbing;
  • To do this, wash your tattoo thoroughly with antibacterial soap 3 times a day;

Immediately following use Sanibalm or plain lotion to moisturize (plain lotion should be unscented, free of oils, perfumes, butters, etc. Apply a thin layer and rub into skin well, do not leave excess lotion on skin. Try Aveeno, Cetaphil or Lubriderm. I do not recommend petroleum based products like Aquaphor.

  1. It is vital to wash a full 3 times daily until your tattoo is fully healed;
  2. Washing removes infection causing bacteria;
  3. Moisturizing is important to prevent think scabs from forming;
  4. Scabs will pull out ink and dull or eliminate color;

You will have peeling for several days, this is normal. Your tattoo is fully healed once your skin has peeled completely and is smooth again which may take several weeks..

Can I take Saniderm off after 3 days?

SANIDERM Leave your Saniderm on for four full days after getting your tattoo. It is waterproof, so go ahead and shower as usual – however, please don’t tempt fate with a bath or soaking. Its normal for your saniderm to fill with plasma, ink and blood. It typically creates a dark brown liquid that sits on your tattoo under the plastic.

Leave it Alone. After a couple of days, the liquid will start to harden up under the saniderm. If you experience redness around the saniderm that lasts longer than a couple of days, you may be having a slight reaction to the adhesive on the bandage.

You can always remove the saniderm if you feel like you’re having a reaction – You know your body best. But, if something feels wrong, please reach out to your artist directly with a photo of the area you’re concerned about as this may save you un-necessary trauma to the area, caused by removing the bandage too soon.

If for some reason the liquid leaks out the bottom of the Saniderm, the saniderm rolls up exposing the tattoo, or there is a puncture made in the plastic, you need to remove the saniderm or re-apply the saniderm.

* You cannot leave saniderm on your tattoo, if it is leaking. If bacteria can get out of your bandage, it can get in – leaving you susceptible to infection. You cannot Tape saniderm back on, this is not a sanitary way to re-attach your saniderm. You cannot re-apply saniderm if it has been over two days since your tattoo session, at this point in the healing, re-applying new saniderm can cause more harm than good.

If you would rather not re-bandage the tattoo or its been over two days since your tattoo was done , please remove the saniderm immediately and care for your tattoo using the directions provided below.

If you would like to Re-apply saniderm to your tattoo and it hasn’t been over two days since your tattoo was done, please follow these instructions: Wash your hands and remove the original saniderm slowly, THOROU GHLY CLEAN THE TATTOO WITH ANTIBACTERIAL, FRAGRANCE FREE SOAP.

(This step is crucial as any bacteria left on the tattoo will be trapped underneath the new application of saniderm, possibly causing infection. ) Then, let the tattoo air dry – do not touch any towels to the area.

Once area is completely dry and your hands are also clean and dry, re apply the saniderm with at least an inch border on every side of the tattoo. You can purchase replacement saniderm on Amazon Prime, or buy it at target or Walmart. Sometimes its called Teccaderm – however its the same product.

Please only re-apply the saniderm if you can follow the instructions perfectly. If you cannot follow these instructions perfectly, you should not replace the saniderm. Any fault in this process, can result in complications that I, nor any other tattoo artist, will not be liable for.

After four days, the best way to remove your saniderm is to slowly peel it off in the shower. It might be sore, so don’t panic if it’s tender. After the saniderm is removed, wash and moisturize your tattoo as usual using the directions below. REGULAR BANDAGES Leave the bandage on for one to four hours.

Remove the bandage, wash your hands – then gently wash the new tattoo with Dial Antibacterial Unscented hand soap and warm water. You will want to do this 3 times a day for about a week after getting the tattoo.

Stick to unscented until the tattoo is healed to avoid a nasty stinging sensation on your fresh tattoo. Carefully dry the tattoo with clean paper towels using a soft dabbing motion, or let it air dry. For Larger Tattoos: Massage a very thin, almost translucent layer of Aquaphor, Hustle Butter, or Coconut Oil on the tattoo.

  1. After three or four days, switch from the thicker ointments to a gentle unscented lotion of your choice, THIS STEP IS CRITICAL;
  2. Massage in thoroughly, this helps keep the itchy, “peely” healing process under control;

Make sure to dab off excess ointment after application, you don’t want your tattoo to be shiny. For Smaller Tattoos: No need for ointments of any kind, just use a gentle unscented lotion of your choice. Massage a thin layer into your tattoo thoroughly, apply 3-5 times a day.

  • This helps keeps the itchy, peely healing process under control;
  • Don’t freak out if your tattoo is red and/or irritated for a few days after your appointment, this is totally normal;
  • Don’t re-bandage your tattoo for any reason, we want it to breathe in the fresh air;

Do keep up the washing regiment at least once a day for 7-10 days after getting the tattoo. It helps speed up the healing process and relieve the itching. Don’t overdo the ointment , it can clog your pores and ultimately mess up your tattoo – try to keep the applications thin and down to 3-5 times a day.

This is the most common issue I see clients deal with. Don’t pick! Its normal for the tattoo to be itchy, but resist the scratching! If you pick or scratch a healing tattoo, you can pull out pigments and create scar tissue.

Don’t get into any hot tubs, swimming pools, baths or anything else that might submerge your tattoo underwater for long periods of time for two weeks. Avoid saunas and tanning beds for two weeks as well. Do call us with questions! Although usually helpful, don’t ask Google or your friends for advice regarding tattoo stuff.

  • If you have any questions or concerns about your new artwork, please don’t hesitate to call or stop by the shop – that’s what we’re here for! Remember, severe redness that spreads outward or in streaks, extreme swelling, and yellow or green puss can all be signs of an infection;

If you believe there is an infection, go see your doctor. However, stopping by the shop to have a trained artist look at your tattoo, may save you a trip..

Is it okay to overlap Saniderm?

Tips for Saniderm Tattoo Aftercare –

  • For maximum comfort, ensure skin is in a neutral position when applying Saniderm. When applying to elbows and knees, the joint should be in a neutral position — neither straight nor completely bent.
  • Shave, shave, shave. Peeling Saniderm off of hair is unpleasant. Shave the entire area, plus an additional inch all the way around the site of the tattoo.
  • Practice before you apply. If it’s your first time using Saniderm, it may be a little tricky to work with. It doesn’t hurt to practice with a small section first, just make sure you shave the area.
  • When cutting the bandage for application, remember that rounded corners provide the best adhesion.
  • It’s okay, when using multiple Saniderm bandages, to overlap them by 1/2 inch (1 cm).
  • If using a glycerin-based soap, such as green soap, be sure to rinse thoroughly, as any glycerol residue will react with the adhesives and can cause binding and irritation. Avoid loofahs or abrasive washcloths.