Healing Time: 2-3 weeks
The following aftercare instructions are suggestions and should not replace the recommendations of a health care professional. If at any time you feel that the following suggestions are not adequate, or you are having adverse effects from any lotion, ointment, or soap discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention.* IF there is an adverse effect during the tattooing procedure, basic first aid will be administered and/or 911 will be called.*
What should I do today?
What should I do for the next week?
For the entire healing period:
Possible side effects: scabbing, rash/bumps, heat and discomfort, swelling.
Suggested aftercare products:
Soap- Soft Soap or other mild antibacterial soap (NO dyes or perfumes)
Lotions- Lubriderm, Curel, Aveeno, etc. (NO dyes or perfumes)
How does a Saniderm tattoo bandage work?
Saniderm minimizes the risk of infection by protecting your tattoo so it can heal through its own natural methods. Saniderm allows for your tattoo to breathe while protecting from environmental elements, unlike household plastic wrap.
What is the fluid inside my bandage?
Throughout the tattoo process, the lymphatic system will rush plasma filled with antibodies to the injured area of the skin, in an attempt to clear out excess ink and jumpstart healing. The tattoo will continue to weep fluid for up to 48 hours after your tattoo session. The fluid is a combination of excess ink, blood, and plasma.
What do I do if my Saniderm is leaking?
If fluid is leaking out of the bandage, this indicates a break in the seal of the adhesive. At this point, the tattoo is no longer being protective and is vulnerable to contaminants. Remove the bandage and clean your tattoo.