1. For at least two weeks, minimize exposure to the sun. Swimming is highly discouraged as well.
2. Properly cleanse the tattooed area with warm water and antibacterial hand soap.
3. Apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment or cream. Do not use any petroleum based products.
4. Use sterile bandages(s) or other sterile dressing(s) when necessary.
5. Consult your healthcare provider at first sight of infection or an allergic reaction. Report diagnosis of infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo or the artist to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs and Medical Devices Group at 1-888-839-6676.
1. Cut and trim Saniderm to fit around the tattoo - include an extra inch around all sides. TIP: Cutting the edges of the bandage round will help it adhere better and feel more comfortable.
2. Peel the white paper wrapping from the sticky side first and gently place over the tattoo.
3. Once the adhesive side of the bandage is in place, remove the see through second layer from the top side and smooth bandage over the tattoo.
4. Keep the first applied bandage on from 8-24 hours, depending upon how much the wound is weeping. Replace within 24 hours. It's fine if there is some plasma/blood/lymph fluid buildup under the bandage during this period, but don't leave it on longer than 24 hours.
1. To remove Saniderm, find an edge of the bandage and pull it back over itself in the direction of the 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, preferable 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 a 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. If you plan on applying another bandage, apply the product to the tattoo only and avoid getting it on the surrounding skin. Saniderm does not adhere well to wet/moist skin.
5. Apply a second bandage by following the application steps listed above. This will stay on for up to 6 days and see you through the peeling stage.
Can I shower while wearing it?
Saniderm stays on skin even when immersed in water… so you’re able to shower as normal. It is waterproof, however excessive exposure to water should be avoided because it could weaken the adhesion.
How many pieces should I use?
We recommend using two to three pieces per tattoo, in order to allow ample time for healing. Your first piece may be used for 8-24 hours, and the next pieces should be used 1-6 days each, depending on how much fluid the tattoo weeps.
Can I sunbathe with it on?
Saniderm does not contain any kind of sun protection, so you should avoid prolonged sun or UV ray exposure. We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to UV rays, ever - with or without Saniderm. Even after your tattoo is fully healed, continue to use sun protection to maintain the integrity of your tattoo colors.