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. The length of time will depend on how much fluid your tattoo weeps which can affect the adhesion Saniderm.
Consequently, can I take Saniderm off after 3 days?
Leave your Saniderm wrap on for at least 3 days, no more than 6 days. During this time your tattoo is going to weep and the bandage is going to fill up with body fluid called plasma. This plasma will also mix with excess pigment and create a murky colored fluid and will most likely cover your tattoo.
Secondly, can I take my Saniderm off early?
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.
What happens if water gets under Saniderm?
Liquid under the Saniderm is normal*. It may look dark or murky. This liquid is a combination of blood, plasma, lymphatic fluid, and ink (AKA your body’s natural healing juices). This liquid oozes from your skin when your body is repairing itself.
If that doesn’t cut it, sparingly use 70% isopropyl alcohol on a clean paper towel to gently remove any remaining glue. During the first week, with the Saniderm on, the body will heal the tattoo better than any ointments or creams. Once you pull the Saniderm off after a week or so, the tattoo should be healed up!
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.
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.
To further prevent scabbing and peeling underneath your Saniderm bandage, you can apply a thin layer of tattoo aftercare such as Sanibalm before applying your second bandage. This step is especially helpful if your tattoo is dry or itchy. If your tattoo is still weeping, Sanibalm is not necessary.
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.
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.
between 8 to 24 hours