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Saniderm Aftercare

If you were bandaged with saniderm you can keep your bandage on for up to 5 days, unless I specified less at your apt. You should remove your entire saniderm bandage immediately if it peels up so the tattoo is exposed, if it fills with fluid and the fluid leaks out, if the edge looks grimy, or if you experience any irritation or pain. To remove, use tepid water and remove wet. Gently tugging like a command strip can help. Once you’ve removed the saniderm follow regular aftercare.

You can find directions on saniderms site by following this link.

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Regular Aftercare

Your objectives in caring for your new tattoo are keeping your tattoo clean and free of infection and keeping it moisturized.

After your appointment, keep plastic wrap or dry-loc bandage on 1-2 hrs.

Wash hands then remove plastic/ bandage and wash the tattoo gently with unscented, liquid, antibacterial soap (I recommend Dial Gold Tone).

Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat it dry with a clean paper towel. Avoid terrycloth towels since they can hold bacteria.

Apply thin coats of ointment of your choice 3-4 times per day. Don’t oversaturate the skin with ointment! Lubriderm and other unscented lotions, hustle butter, cocoa butter and triple antibiotic ointment are all good choices. Avoid petroleum as it can leach ink out of the skin. Avoid anything with a scent or perfume to prevent irritation. Be sure to get products in a pump bottle or to get a new tub and always scoop ointment out with a tongue depressor to prevent bacteria growth.

Wear clean loose fitting cotton clothing to sleep. You may bleed in your bed and clothing.

Wash your tattoo twice a day and if it gets dirty/sweaty using unscented liquid antibacterial soap. Continue moisturizing 3-4 times a day (thin coats).

Your tattoo should heal in about 2 weeks but exact times can depend on where the tattoo is, what style it’s in and your physiology.

Until it heals, avoid soaking the tattoo in water or letting the shower hit it directly. A quick shower is fine. No steam rooms or saunas.

Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo! As a tattoo heals it may become itchy. This can indicate that the skin is dry so applying a small amount of ointment can help. Your skin may flake, avoid picking at them. Try not to wear tight clothing over your tattoo.

Avoid direct sun on your tattoo until it heals. Physically cover it. Don’t put sunscreen in your fresh tattoo. After 2 weeks be sure to always use sunscreen spf 30 or higher. Sun will cause your tattoo to deteriorate.

Always contact a doctor if you experience signs of infection (e.g. redness, swelling, and pain).

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Saniderm Aftercare

If you were bandaged with saniderm you can keep your bandage on for up to 5 days, unless I specified less at your apt. You should remove your entire saniderm bandage immediately if it peels up so the tattoo is exposed, if it fills with fluid and the fluid leaks out, if the edge looks grimy, or if you experience any irritation or pain. To remove, use tepid water and remove wet. Gently tugging like a command strip can help. Once you’ve removed the saniderm follow regular aftercare.

You can find directions on saniderms site by following this link.

regular-care

Regular Aftercare

Your objectives in caring for your new tattoo are keeping your tattoo clean and free of infection and keeping it moisturized.

After your appointment, keep plastic wrap or dry-loc bandage on 1-2 hrs.

Wash hands then remove plastic/ bandage and wash the tattoo gently with unscented, liquid, antibacterial soap (I recommend Dial Gold Tone).

Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat it dry with a clean paper towel. Avoid terrycloth towels since they can hold bacteria.

Apply thin coats of ointment of your choice 3-4 times per day. Don’t oversaturate the skin with ointment! Lubriderm and other unscented lotions, hustle butter, cocoa butter and triple antibiotic ointment are all good choices. Avoid petroleum as it can leach ink out of the skin. Avoid anything with a scent or perfume to prevent irritation. Be sure to get products in a pump bottle or to get a new tub and always scoop ointment out with a tongue depressor to prevent bacteria growth.

Wear clean loose fitting cotton clothing to sleep. You may bleed in your bed and clothing.

Wash your tattoo twice a day and if it gets dirty/sweaty using unscented liquid antibacterial soap. Continue moisturizing 3-4 times a day (thin coats).

Your tattoo should heal in about 2 weeks but exact times can depend on where the tattoo is, what style it’s in and your physiology.

Until it heals, avoid soaking the tattoo in water or letting the shower hit it directly. A quick shower is fine. No steam rooms or saunas.

Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo! As a tattoo heals it may become itchy. This can indicate that the skin is dry so applying a small amount of ointment can help. Your skin may flake, avoid picking at them. Try not to wear tight clothing over your tattoo.

Avoid direct sun on your tattoo until it heals. Physically cover it. Don’t put sunscreen in your fresh tattoo. After 2 weeks be sure to always use sunscreen spf 30 or higher. Sun will cause your tattoo to deteriorate.

Always contact a doctor if you experience signs of infection (e.g. redness, swelling, and pain).