Saniderm is a breathable, flexible, water resistant adhesive bandage.
Once your artist covers your new tattoo with Saniderm, you can keep it on for up to 5 days.
After the allotted healing time, you will gently peel off the Saniderm and wash the tattoo with antibacterial soap and water. (Some find it best to remove the bandage while in the shower.)
After the bandage is removed, we recommend applying a non-fragrant body lotion a few times a day, or as needed to moisturize the tattoo until healing is complete.
Saniderm is water resistant but NOT water proof. Showering is fine, but we do recommend trying not to get the bandage too wet by direct spray or scrubbing.
You were just tattooed, so weeping is most likely still going to happen. Having fluid under the bandage is normal and totally fine. But we do advise that if you weep to a point where you can no longer see the tattoo at all, go ahead and take off the bandage and wash your tattoo with soap and water.
If you do end up taking the bandage off before the full amount of healing time, contact your artist. We may advise you to follow traditional aftercare instructions or possibly suggest to re-bandage with new Saniderm.
If for some reason the Saniderm is punctured or peels back and the tattoo is exposed, please contact your artist. Washing or re-bandaging may be needed.
It is very few and far between, but some people do have reactions to the adhesive of the bandage.
If you feel like you are experiencing some sort of reaction to the Saniderm, such as excessive reddening, rash, or blistering, please feel free to remove the Saniderm and contact your artist or any others at our shop for further instructions.
Please contact us if you have any other questions or concerns in regards to your tattoo and the healing process.
Your artist offers a free touch up within 6 months of recieving the tattoo.
Traditional Tattoo Aftercare
-Leave the bandage on for at least 1 hour and no longer than 8 hours.
-When removing bandage, if bandage is stuck to the tattoo, gently remove it while under running water, therefore reducing the risk of damaging the tattoo.
-Once bandage is removed, using an unscented antibacterial soap, wash the tattoo off well with your hand and warm soapy water.
-When done washing the tattoo off, gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel and allow the tattoo to air dry for about 5-10 minutes.
-Apply healing ointment (We recommend Aquaphore) to the tattoo 2-4 times a day for about 4 days. Then switch to a non-fragrant body lotion.
-The lotion can be applied to the tattoo about 3-4 times daily until the tattoo is completely done healing.
* Somewhere between 3 and 6 days, the tattoo will start to flake off like tissue paper. Do not pick at or scratch. Let the skin peel naturally. You will notice small pieces of dry skin containing color coming off while using the lotion or washing the tattoo. This is normal – it is just the top layer of dead skin coming off. Your tattoo is not disappearing. *
-Re-bandage the tattoo once the bandage is completely removed.
-Allow direct sunlight on tattoo for first 2-3 weeks.
-Pick or scratch tattoo while it is peeling.
-Soak the tattoo for 2 weeks.
-Swim, take a bath, or enter a hot tub or sauna for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is completely healed.
-Shave or wax the area until tattoo is completely healed.
-Apply alcohol, Vaseline (petroleum jelly) or sun block to fresh tattoo.
-Put too much faith in common sense advice: If you have questions, call or visit the artist that did your tattoo!