SANIDERM BANDAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
*When using SANIDERM to heal your tattoo, leave it on for a Minimum of 3 Days to a Maximum of 5 days.
* If your bandage starts to leak within 24 hours of application, come back for a new bandage.
*On the 5th day carefully remove SANIDERM bandage in the shower . With clean hands wash your tattoo with unscented mild soap and warm water. Pat dry with a towel.
*Moisturize your tattoo with a small amount of lotion twice a day for at least two weeks after removing the SANIDERM.
*Do not leave bandage on if it’s leaking. If fluid can get out, bacteria can get in and cause an infection.
REGULAR BANDAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
*Leave bandage on for a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 8 hours. Do not leave on overnight!
*Remove the bandage and throw away. Do not re-apply another, you don’t need it.
*Wash your hands and then with your finger tips, wash your tattoo thoroughly with a mild unscented soap and warm water. Pat it dry with paper towel.
*With a clean finger, apply a small amount of lotion to your tattoo and rub it in. Use as little as possible.
During the next two weeks:
*Wash your tattoo once a day in the shower with your fingertips and unscented soap. Do not let the shower water hit the tattoo directly. After your shower, pat your tattoo dry and then apply a SMALL amount of lotion and rub it in thoroughly.
*After about 3 days some small scabs/flakes may appear on the tattoo…DO NOT PICK THEM!
*When your tattoo starts to itch and feels tight/dry, apply a tiny drop of lotion with clean hands and rub it in thoroughly. Do not leave excess lotion on your tattoo or it will cause big scabs, which in turn will pull the colour out of your tattoo.
*Over application of lotion will ruin your tattoo so be sparing when applying lotion. No more than 2 or 3 times a day is usually sufficient if there are scabs/flakes present.
*If you put too little lotion on, your tattoo will crack open and bleed.
*After 7-10 days most, if not all, of the flaking should be done and you will only need to apply the lotion as needed (when it feels dry and itchy.)
BASIC DO’S AND DON’TS OF AFTERCARE:
*Proper Aftercare of your tattoo is the difference between a good heal and a bad heal, follow the advice of your artist. If you chose to ignore our aftercare and listen to your friends “healing advice” we will not provide a free touch up.
*Do NOT pick or scratch your healing tattoo, you will lose colour and ruin your tattoo.
*Showers are ok, but DO NOT not soak your tattoo for 4 weeks. No baths, No hot tubs, No swimming!
*Do not expose your tattoo to the sun (No sunbathing or tanning beds) for at least 4 weeks.
*Keep your tattoo clean and don’t let people touch it during the healing period.
*Wear clean, loose, cotton clothing while healing. Avoid wool and tight synthetic fabrics.
*After the tattoo is healed use the highest SPF sunblock or a zinc lotion/zinc chapstick to ensure your tattoo doesn’t fade prematurely. SUNBLOCK NEEDS TO BE APPLIED TO YOUR TATTOO EVERY 20 MINUTES OR AFTER SWIMMING TO ENSURE PROPER COVERAGE!
*Good lotions to use are: Lubriderm, Glaxal Base or Glysomed… All Unscented.
*Most importantly…. Enjoy your new Art!