After you apply the first Saniderm bandage, we recommend leaving it on your new tattoo for between 8 to 24 hours. Everyone heals differently, and the length of time will vary depending on how much fluid your tattoo is weeping.
Similarly, how do I apply Saniderm?
Regarding this, do you apply ointment before Saniderm?
Even without scabbing, we still recommend using a thin layer of aftercare ointment before applying the Saniderm bandage.
Can you leave Saniderm on too long?
In general you should leave the first piece of Saniderm on your tattoo for at least 24 hours after your artist applies it, but no longer than 7 days.
And remember, throughout the entire tattoo healing process, be sure you are using clean towels, linens, and wearing fresh clothes. Also, avoid tight fitting clothing and instead opt for loose-fitting, cotton material that will permit oxygen to flow freely.
Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and added trauma to the skin. 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. If desired, apply a thin layer of aftercare product to your tattoo.
The best way to remove Saniderm is to find an edge of the bandage, and then to pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful, so we don’t recommend it.
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.
While we don’t recommend taking a bath or going swimming after applying your Saniderm, taking a shower isn’t an issue. … 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.
This means Saniderm can never damage or extract your ink. … There is no need to worry about Saniderm negatively affecting your ink at all. In fact, customers report that their tattoos retain more of the vibrant color of fresh ink after using Saniderm, compared to tattoos that have healed by other methods.
While an air bubble under Saniderm is not necessarily “bad,” it will likely cause problems with adhesion further on down the line. … A: Simply make a small cut, let the air bubble out, and apply an additional small piece of Saniderm over the newly exposed area.
If fluid is leaking out of the Saniderm bandage, this indicates a break in the seal of the adhesive. At this point, the tattoo is no longer being protected and is vulnerable to potential contaminants. Remove the bandage, clean the tattoo, and apply a new piece of Saniderm.