Saniderm is a semi-permeable bandage (meaning oxygen can pass through it but outside irritants cannot.) … These medical-grade bandages protect your healing tattoo from scabbing, infection, and other irritants that damage tattoos, so your work stays bright and saturated, just like you want it to.
Secondly, how do I know if my tattoo is getting infected?
The most common symptom of a tattoo infection is a rash or red, bumpy skin around the area where you have the tattoo. In some cases, your skin may just be irritated because of the needle, especially if you have sensitive skin. If this is the case, your symptoms should fade after a few days.
Correspondingly, what happens if you leave Saniderm on too long?
Let’s make sure that tattoo of yours heals b-e-a-utiful! Leave your Saniderm wrap on for at least 3 days, no more than 6 days. … This plasma will also mix with excess pigment and create a murky colored fluid and will most likely cover your tattoo. This is completely normal so don’t freak out.
When should I remove Saniderm?
When the adhesion of the Saniderm bandage begins to weaken, that’s your cue to remove or replace the bandage. If you notice excessive weeping or fluid under your currently applied piece of Saniderm, it’s okay to carefully replace it with a new one.
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.
Other signs of a properly healing tattoo
- pink or red skin at the site and surrounding area (not a widespread rash)
- slight inflammation that doesn’t extend outside the tattoo.
- mild itchiness.
- peeling skin.
The Wet Healing Process
During this time, your tattoo starts to weep fluids—which is a normal part of the healing process. This weeping is full of plasma, blood and lymph fluid. As the cells within these fluids begin to die and decay, they generally start to emit foul odors.
Even with sterile needles, a tattoo site can become infected. This happens when bacteria contaminate the ink. Red rashes, swelling and pain are symptoms of an infection. An infection generally occurs two or three weeks after you get your tattoo.
Although you can easily wash after applying Saniderm, it is important to still monitor the time you spend in the shower. Prolonged exposure to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking. As with all tattoo aftercare regulations, you should avoid submerging your tattoo in any body of water.
Saniderm Removal and Reapplication of 2nd Bandage
- To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. …
- Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild soap, preferably fragrance-free.
- Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat dry with a clean towel.
You shouldn’t have popped that…. air bubbles are fine, it’s when the saniderm starts leaking that there could be problems.
After the Removing the Bandage: Keep the tattooed area clean and dry. Gently clean with unscented soap at least once daily. Only use CLEAN HANDS to wash your tattoo.