AFTERCARE

SANIDERM BANDAGE

  • Remove Saniderm 8-24 hours after 
  • Slowly peel close to your skin (I recommend doing this in the shower to help loosen adhesive). Wash tattoo with warm water & gentle unscented soap. Pat dry with a paper towel or napkin.
  • Apply a very thin layer of ointment. (i.e. Aquaphor or shea butter). Do this step at least 2-3 times a day for the next 3-4 days to keep it well moisturized. Avoid tight clothing over your tattoo. 
  • After 3-4 days of using ointment, switch to using an unscented lotion to keep your tattoo moisturized during its last few healing stages. 

BLACK BANDAGE

  • Remove bandage same day, after 3-5 hours
  • Immediately wash your tattoo with gentle unscented soap (i.e.Cetaphil, Dr. Bronners, or Dial) after removing bandage. Pat dry with a paper towel or napkin. 
  • NEXT DAY: Wash in the morning and apply a thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor or Shea butter). Do this step at least 2-3 times a day for the next 3-4 days to avoid getting to dry, you want to keep it well moisturized. Avoid tight clothing over your tattoo. 
  • AFTER 3-4 DAYS: Switch to using an unscented lotion to keep your tattoo moisturized during its last few healing stages. 

 

  • Be sure to always wash your hands before applying ointment
  • Do not pick, scratch or soak your tattoo (light scabbing/peeling/itchiness /flaking is normal)
  • Do not swim during the healing of your tattoo
  • Avoid aloe vera, Vaseline, or Neosporin for a healing tattoo

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns, you can easily reach me by email or text (info only given to existing clients)