Tattoo - Saniderm
Keep the initial Saniderm bandage on for 8 to 12 hours.
After 8 to 12 hours, remove the Saniderm bandage in the shower by running warm water over the bandage to loosen it, then slowly peeling the bandage at an angle, not straight out.
Lightly wash your tattoo with your fingertips with warm water and antibacterial soap (Example: Orange Dial Gold). Remove slime and ink that is on top of the tattoo. Lastly, rinse tattoo with cold water, blot dry, and give it air for 30 minutes.
Place the second Saniderm bandage on the tattoo. This bandage should remain covering the tattoo for three to four days.
On the fourth day, remove the bandage as described in step number two, followed by cleaning as described in step number three.
After the second Saniderm bandage is removed and the area is washed you may start applying a lightweight lotion that does not contain petroleum and allows the tattoo to breath (Example: Lubriderm White Unscented).
Continue with the washes and lotion daily until the tattoo is fully healed.
Consult a health care provider for any of the following: excessive redness, tenderness, swelling at tattoo site. Any rash, and or drainage or fever within 24-48 hours of procedure.
Do not hesitate to contact us or stop by the shop with questions or concerns. Enjoy your new tattoo!!
Tattoo - Traditional
Once your tattoo artist is done with your tattoo, it will be covered with an ointment and sterile bandage or wrap.
Leave this bandage or wrap on for 3 to 5 hours, then remove.
Lightly wash your tattoo with your finger tips with warm water and antibacterial soap (Orange dial gold). Remove slime and ink from the top of the tattoo. lastly, rinse the tattoo with cold water, blot dry, and give it air.
if you choose, at night, you can put a new bandage or wrap on with no ointment while you sleep to protect your tattoo and sheets. first thing in the morning, repeat step 3. throughout the day for the first week, wash your tattoo 3-5 times daily repeating step 3.
For the first 2-3 days, no ointment should be used, let the tattoo heal on its own during this period. Only do step 3.
After day 3, you may then put a thin layer of ointment on your tattoo. Aquaphor is recommended.
Once the tattoo has started to scab or itch, you may choose to switch to a white unscented lotion. this will help with the itching. lotion with fragrance could sting/burn.
Avoid submerging your new tattoo in water, No swimming, hot tubs, etc. for the first 2 weeks.
Consult a healthcare provider for any of the following:
Swelling at the tattoo site
Any rash, drainage and/or fever with 24 to 48 hours of the procedure
Do not hesitate to contact us or stop by the shop with any questions and/or concerns.
Enjoy your new tattoo!