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Tattoo Aftercare

We are a proud supplier of Saniderm! Be sure to ask us all about it during your appointment! This is Saniderm’s Guide To New Tattoo Aftercare approved from professional tattoo artists.

Thank you for checking our tattoo aftercare guide, this should be helpful if you’ve recently got a tattoo from us. Feel free to call us anytime at (774) 420-2553 with questions you might have. If you’re looking for a new tattoo, please visit our tattoo page here.

Tattoo aftercare is crucial to prevent scabbing, loss of color and detail, scarring, and infection. When it comes to healing a new tattoo, every tattoo artist has the best intentions in mind. However, new tattoo care methods for optimal healing can vary drastically from artist to artist. For this reason, we want to offer up our own tried-and-true guide to healing tattoos using a medical-grade dermal bandage, like Saniderm.

While getting tattooed, the tattoo needle punctures the skin between 50-3,000 times per minute. The needle enters the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and delivers the ink into the central layer of skin (dermis). It can be easy to forget, but this new piece of art is actually an open wound and must be treated as such. This means that it’s critical to keep dirt, debris, and bacteria out.

How Does Saniderm Work?

Unlike Saran Wrap, Saniderm is a medical-grade, breathable, waterproof tattoo bandage. Saniderm is engineered to be permeable to gasses, like oxygen. These bandages alleviate many of the pitfalls that come with other tattoo healing methods. Primarily, Saniderm drastically reduces the risk of contaminants entering the wound site of a fresh tattoo. Wearing Saniderm protects the area from unwanted shear/friction and allows the body to keep itself moisturized. Plus, it conveniently eliminates sessions of washing and applying aftercare to a new tattoo. The result is a tattoo healing experience that is safer, smoother, and more efficient.

Saniderm Removal

1. To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. The shower is the ideal place to remove Saniderm. Running water will help loosen the adhesive and relax the skin, making the removal much more comfortable. Dry removal of Saniderm may cause discomfort and added trauma to the skin.

2. Discard the used bandage and wash the tattoo with a mild soap, preferably fragrance-free.

3. Allow the tattoo to air dry or pat dry with a clean towel.

4. If desired, apply a thin layer of aftercare product to your tattoo. If you have naturally oily skin or live in a high humidity climate, feel free to skip this step. Otherwise, use a thin layer of petroleum-free moisturizer to help the tattoo retain moisture and itch less Aquaphor is the perfect remedy for dry skin!

Keep this bandage on for 5-7 days – the full seven days being ideal. If the skin appears irritated, there is an unusual amount of fluid buildup, or the bandage is coming off, it’s okay to remove the bandage sooner rather than later.

Please Remember:

Do not reapply any more bandages after the scabbing/flaking phase of tattoo healing has begun. If you find yourself bandage-less during this phase, make sure you’re keeping the area thoroughly moisturized. For a tattoo moisturizer, we strongly recommend Aquaphor.

If there is adhesive residue leftover on the skin, or the adhesive is not loosening enough with water, coconut oil and baby oil are helpful for removal.

Caring for Your New Tattoo After Removing Saniderm

Once the bandage has been removed, continue caring for the tattoo by washing and moisturizing as needed, until the tattoo is fully healed. The tattoo may appear to be fully healed on the surface once your bandage comes off. However, deeper layers of skin will still be repairing for up to 2 months. We recommend a good moisturizing regimen for this entire period.

Wearing Saniderm While Showering, Swimming, and Exercising

Showering while wearing Saniderm is fine, but it’s best to keep the time spent in the shower to a minimum. Water may weaken the adhesive of the bandage, which allows for unwanted contaminants to enter the bandage, putting you at higher risk for infection. It’s also important to keep an eye on the temperature of the water. Too much heat can separate the bandage from the skin, inflame the skin, and irritate the tattoo.

For these reasons, bathing, swimming, or fully submerging a tattoo dressed in Saniderm is strongly discouraged. Light exercise while wearing Saniderm is fine but avoid activity that causes excessive sweating. Just as water will weaken the adhesion of the bandage, so will sweat and any other significant amount of fluid. Try to keep the bandage as clean and dry as possible until it’s time to remove it.

Results of New Tattoo Aftercare Using Saniderm

Saniderm has helped hundreds of thousands heal their new tattoos with ease. Tattoos using Saniderm heal faster, experience less scabbing and peeling, and undergo significantly less early tattoo damage. Saniderm grants an effortless and convenient tattoo healing experience, leaving behind vivid and stunning tattoos. Ask your tattoo artist or shop if they carry Saniderm and if they believe you’d be a good candidate!

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We are a proud supplier of Saniderm! Be sure to ask us all about it during your appointment! This is Saniderm’s Guide To New Tattoo Aftercare approved from professional tattoo artists.

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-All appointments MUST be scheduled with a deposit. No artist will draw any tattoo designs without a deposit.

-All clients have a 48 reschedule time frame. You must call within a 48 hour timeframe from your appointment in order to keep your deposit. Failure to call in a timely manner will result in loss of your deposit.

-DO NOT consume drugs, alcohol, or blood thinners within 24 hours of your appointment slot. If you show up under the influence or have consumed any drugs or alcohol within the past 24 hours, you will lose your deposit and will be held responsible to pay for the entire session that your tattoo was scheduled.

-Deposits and appointment slots can not be transferred to friends, spouses, etc…

-If you change your mind/ideas/artwork for your appointment, the reference photos must be sent and approved a week prior to your appointment. If you change your mind last minute and the artist is not able to redraw your design in time, you will lose your deposit.

-All artwork/ reference photos must be sent at least a week prior to the scheduled appointment date. (Artist emails can be found listed later in this section). Please send emails with your name, appointment date and tattoo designs.

-Your tattoo must take up the entire time slot you are scheduled for.

 *I.E: If you change your mind to a smaller tattoo than the original tattoo you were scheduled 6 hours for, and the new tattoo only takes 2 hours, you will lose your deposit and have to pay for the new tattoo. * Times cannot be transferred to friends, family, spouses, etc…

-Due to Covid restrictions, we ask that only the client who is scheduled the appointment comes into the shop. All other friends, children, spouses will not be allowed in the waiting area.

-Due to Covid restrictions, all clients MUST wear a mask the entire time of their visit, both in the waiting room and in the artists’ rooms.

-All Clients must have a valid ID. Minors receiving piercings must have their parent or legal guardian with proper documentation (birth certificate, guardianship papers etc..) with parent’s valid ID.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Make sure your designs are sent and approved by your artist at least 1 WEEK prior to your scheduled appointment! If you have any questions, please call the shop or email your artist!

-Eat prior to your appointment! Having higher levels of blood sugar during your tattoo/piercing will help with your comfort levels and reduce pain while getting your services done. It also helps with not getting light headed or passing out!

-DO NOT consume alcohol, drugs or blood thinners within 24 hours of getting your tattoo or piercing. These will cause your tattoo to bleed the ink out and make getting the tattoo extremely hard to pack ink in.