TATTOO AFTERCARE  

PROPER CARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO

  • 1. NEVER listen to a friend’s advice.

  • 2. Leave bandage in place for 2-4 hours or as instructed by your artist.

  • 3. Wash hands thoroughly with hot water and soap.

  • 4. Using soapy hot water, vigorously wash tattoo in circular motions to remove excess blood and plasma. Do this 5-6 times daily for a week.

  • 5. Using a clean paper towel pat your tattoo dry and really give it a good clean whipe down.

  • 1. NEVER listen to a friend’s advice.

  • 2. Leave bandage in place for 2-4 hours or as instructed by your artist.

  • 3. Wash hands thoroughly with hot water and soap.

  • 4. Using soapy hot water, vigorously wash tattoo in circular motions to remove excess blood and plasma. Do this 5-6 times daily for a week.

  • 5. Using a clean paper towel pat your tattoo dry and really give it a good clean whipe down.

*Please remember, these are suggested guidelines for caring for your new tattoo.
Any questions please feel free to call during business hours.
You have been tattooed under the most sterile conditions possible.
It is up to YOU to follow proper aftercare to ensure the healthy life of your new tattoo!

SANIDERM AFTERCARE  

Saniderm bandages bring much-needed simplicity to the tattoo aftercare process. Do not complicate it and just keep things simple: you apply the Saniderm tattoo bandage after the tattoo is done, and continue about your day. You can leave the first bandage on for 8-24 hours, depending on how much it bleeds and weeps.

You can shower like normal, go to work, go to the gym, and continue to do everyday activities with minimal discomfort. After the 24 hour mark with the first bandage, gently clean the tattoo and apply a second bandage.

Typically, you can keep the second bandage on anywhere from 3-5 days. Saniderm bandages protect your healing tattoo from scabbing, infection, and other irritants that damage tattoos. Your work stays bright and vibrant, just like you want it to.

Helpful Tips

  • Do not use a washcloth or loofah to clean your tattoo.

  • When removing the Saniderm bandage make sure to find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth.

  • Rounding the corners before application will help reduce pulling or peeling of the adhesive edges

FAQ

CAN I SHOWER WITH IT ON?
Saniderm stays on skin even when immersed in water… so you’re able to bathe, shower and swim as normal. It is waterproof, however excessive exposure to water should be avoided because it could weaken the adhesion.

CAN I SUNBATHE WITH IT ON?
Saniderm does not contain any kind of sun protection, so you should avoid prolonged sun or UV ray exposure. We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to UV rays, ever – with or without Saniderm. Even after your tattoo is fully healed, continue to use sun protection to maintain the integrity of your tattoo colors.

CAN I EXERCISE WITH IT ON?
Exercising with Saniderm is fine, just be aware that sweating can weaken the adhesive of Saniderm and cause the bandage to come off prematurely.  So it may be best to take it easy and keep the sweating to a minimum.

COULD I BE ALLERGIC TO IT?
Saniderm is both latex free and hypoallergenic, so allergic reactions are very rare. Some people, however, have very sensitive skin and are allergic to adhesives. (Tape, bandages, etc). If you experience a rash, abnormal skin irritation, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction, discontinue use and wash with mild soap. Consult a physician if necessary. Of-course, Saniderm should never be used on infected skin.

HOW DO I REMOVE IT?
The best way to remove Saniderm is to find an edge and pull the Saniderm back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful. Rarely, some people will stick to the Saniderm better than others and it can be difficult to remove. In this case try removing Saniderm in warm shower, the warmth will loosen the adhesive and make if easier to remove. If that doesn’t work then you can use a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and apply it to the edge of the bandage, the oil will weaken the adhesive and the Saniderm will come right off.