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typical aftercare

Start
Wash your hands before touching your tattoo.

 

24 hrs
The first piece of Saniderm can be left on your new tattoo for 8 to 24 hours. If you notice excessive weeping or fluid under the Saniderm, replace it with a new piece.

 

Day 2-6
At the 24-hour mark, remove the Saniderm gently. Wash the tattoo area with Saniderm soap and allow the area to dry. Once dry, apply a second sheet of Saniderm. This will stay on for up to 6 days and see you through the peeling stage.
Note: If excessive fluid buildup during this time use the patch work method.
1. Cut a small hole in the Saniderm with a pair of scissors.
2. Squeeze fluid out of the hole and pat dry
3. Patch hole with a small piece of Saniderm
4. Repeat as needed

 

Day 7-10
Saniderm bandage MUST BE REMOVED on day 7.
Wash 2 – 4 times a day and apply Sanibalm as needed. Avoid letting the tattoo dry out.

 

End
Once the tattoo has finished peeling use Sanibalm or regular lotion 2 times a day for 2 weeks. Continue to use as needed to maintain healthy, conditioned skin.
*Consult a healthcare provider for: unexpected redness, tenderness or swelling at the site of the body art procedure; any rash; unexpected drainage at or from the site of the body art procedure; or a fever within 24 hours of the body art procedure.

 

Note
Peeling is normal. DO NOT pick or scratch as this will damage the tattoo.
DO NOT use anything other than your hands to wash your tattoo. No washcloths/ sponges as they harbor bacteria.
During the first 3 weeks AVOID: pools, sauna, lakes, beaches, soaking, and direct sunlight (Once healed apply SPF 50 to your tattoo when exposed to sunlight.)
Saniderm is waterproof so you’re able to shower as normal. However, excessive exposure to water should be avoided.
Antibacterial soap and Aquaphor can be used instead of Saniderm products

 

Saniderm Tips & Tricks
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. We suggest removing the Saniderm in a warm shower. The warm water will loosen the adhesive and make it easier to remove.
Make sure that you properly apply the Saniderm bandage (all edges are sealed) and leave at least 1 inch of buffer area around the tattoo.
Rounding the corners before application will help reduce pulling or peeling of the adhesive edges.
Saniderm can be used while showering as it is waterproof. Excessive exposure to water should be avoided as it can weaken the adhesion.

Traditional aftercare

Start
➢ Wash your hands before touching your tattoo.


Day 1-2
➢ Leave Saniderm bandage on for the first 2 nights (24 – 48 hrs).
➢ Remove bandage in the shower under warm water after the second night.
➢ The Saniderm SHOULD BE REMOVED before the second night if there is excessive weeping or fluid buildup under the bandage.
➢ If so, remove Saniderm bandage and wash every 2 hours with Saniderm soap and warm water. After every wash apply a small amount of Sanibalm over the entire tattoo and rub in like lotion.
➢ Then for the second night, apply Sanibalm ointment and rebandage with a plastic bandage while you sleep. (press n seal, or plastic wrap) This will prevent the tattoo from sticking to the sheets and/or excess bacteria from infecting your new tattoo.
➢ After the second night (48hrs) you are done bandaging the tattoo for the remainder of the healing process.

 

Day 3-5
➢ Wash 4 - 6 times a day with soap/water and apply Sanibalm. Avoid
letting the tattoo dry out.

 

Day 6-10
➢ Wash 2 – 4 times a day and apply Sanibalm as needed.

 

End
➢ Once the tattoo has finished peeling use Sanibalm or regular lotion 2 times a day for 2 weeks. Continue to use as needed to maintain healthy, conditioned skin.

 

Note
➢ Peeling is normal. DO NOT pick or scratch as this will damage the tattoo.
➢ DO NOT use anything other than your hands to wash your tattoo. No washcloths/ sponges as they harbor bacteria.
➢ During the first 3 weeks AVOID: pools, sauna, lakes, beaches, soaking, and direct sunlight (Once healed apply SPF 50 to your tattoo when exposed to sunlight.)
➢ Saniderm is waterproof so you’re able to shower as normal. However, excessive exposure to water should be avoided.
➢ Antibacterial soap and Aquaphor can be used instead of Saniderm products.
*Consult a healthcare provider for: unexpected redness, tenderness or swelling at the site of the body art procedure; any rash; unexpected drainage at or from the site of the body art procedure; or a fever within 24 hours of the body art
procedure.

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