Aftercare

Saniderm Aftercare

 

• After your tattooing procedure, please leave your newly applied Saniderm bandage on for 8 – 24 hours, depending on how much the area weeps. It is normal for blood and fluids to collect under the bandage.

• A second bandage should be applied after removing the original bandage. To remove Saniderm gently pull the bandage back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Avoid pulling upward.

• After removing Saniderm, wash the tattoo using a mild antibacterial soap (we recommend Dial Foaming Antibacterial) and warm water. Take care to gently remove all traces of blood and plasma as this will cause scabbing. Do not scrub the tattoo with a washcloth during the first 4-6 weeks of healing. Remember to thoroughly clean your hands and fingernails with an anti-bacterial soap prior to applying ointment, to avoid cross contamination.  Using a clean paper towel instead of your bath towel to dry the area is also imperative as bath towels can harbor infection inducing bacteria.

• Pat it dry with a clean paper towel and allow the area to dry for 10 to 20 minutes.  During this time the skin will become slightly tight and will allow the moisture introduced during washing to evaporate out of the top layer of skin.

• Reapply a second Saniderm bandage. After cleaning the area, cut the Saniderm bandage allowing at least 1 inch of Saniderm to be in contact with the undamaged skin. More in highly mobile areas. Gently apply the bandage using light pressure. For best results ensure the skin is in a neutral position. Do not stretch the bandage while applying. Remove the plastic backing at the perforation, leaving only Saniderm on the skin. The second bandage can be worn for up to 6 days. We recommend applying the third piece after repeating the washing instructions.

• After removing your final Saniderm bandage, apply HUSTLE BUTTER DELUXE moisturizer twice a day for 3-5 weeks. Please do not use any lotions that contain colors, fragrances, aloe, or excessive alcohol at all until the healing is complete.  These additional ingredients can highly irritate an already very sensitive healing process.

• Moisturizing is key to preventing scabbing.  When your tattoo is kept properly clean and moist it will have less of a chance to form a scab.  You may form a scab or membrane over the tattoo while it heals.  Don’t worry.  This is perfectly normal.  This protective layer will eventually flake or peel off on its own.  It is perfectly normal to see flakes of colored skin falling off during this stage of healing.  It is important to resist the urge to pick, scratch, or manually peel the tattoo yourself.  Doing so may pull the ink out of the skin or in some cases permanently scar the area.  If the area itches, place a clean paper towel over the area and lightly tap the area to alleviate the itching sensation.

• While keeping the tattooed area clean is imperative, long showers or baths must be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks. Prolonged soaking can and will loosen the protective scab formed.  You may risk losing the tattoo from such activities as swimming, bathing, or soaking in hot tubs and saunas.  During the healing process, 10 minute or shorter showers are best.  Refrain from using your everyday towel to dry off your tattoo.  Cross contamination is possible and you will be best served dabbing your tattoo with a fresh paper towel after your shower.

• Vigorous sweating or working out is best avoided for the first 1–2 weeks of the healing process. Excess sweating will retard the healing process and could lead to infection.

• The sun is the bane of all new tattoos. Whether the tattoo is new or old, if you want your masterpiece to look brand-new and heal properly, take the time to avoid the sun.  Additionally, sunburn on a fresh tattoo can destroy a new tattoo.  Even mild exposure to UV rays will excessively dry out your tattoo and may cause the area tattooed to form a destructive scab resulting in fading and pocking before the area has had a chance to heal. UV ray exposure from a tanning bed will prohibit the new tattoo to heal properly.  In addition, the area will take much longer to heal and may promote scarring of the skin in a new tattoo. Wait until the tattooed skin is fully healed before sun or UV ray exposure.  While you should never use sunblock on a healing tattoo, using a high quality sunblock with a SPF of 30 or higher after the tattoo has healed is an extra step that will help your tattoo last for years. 

• Clothing, Bed Linens, & Pets: Please insure that all clothing worn over your fresh tattoo to be completely dry, clean, and loose. After receiving your tattoo please insure that ALL bed linens are freshly washed. If you do have pets please take care not to expose your tattoo to any pet dander or hair. We advise all of our clients who sleep with their pets to make other sleeping arrangements for them for the first 3-4 weeks of the healing process to avoid any chance of infection.


• Should your tattoo require a touch-up due to ink fading or fallout, we are happy to honor a 30 day touch-up policy only if both Hustle Butter Deluxe and Dial Foaming Antibacterial Soap were purchased and applied as prescribed. Should you need a touch up after the 30 day period we are more than happy to touch-up your tattoo for a nominal charge.


• Following all of these easy to follow tips will help to ensure that you end up with the best healing results with minimal complications.  Should you have further questions about tattoo aftercare do not hesitate to contact us at Tattoo Wonderland:

• See http://saniderm.com/how-to-use/ for more details and video instructions.

 

 

Traditional Aftercare

 

• Remove the bandage slowly and carefully from your new tattoo after 2 to 6 hours. All wounds need to breathe if they are to heal properly.  If the bandage has adhered to the tattoo, run clean, lukewarm water over the bandage until you are able to easily remove the dressing.

• Wash the tattoo using a mild antibacterial soap (we recommend Dial Foaming Antibacterial) and warm water. Take care to gently remove all traces of blood and plasma as this will cause scabbing. Do not scrub the tattoo with a washcloth during the first 4-6 weeks of healing. Pat it dry with a clean paper towel and allow the area to dry for 10 to 20 minutes.  During this time the skin will become slightly tight and will allow the moisture introduced during washing to evaporate out of the top layer of skin.

• Once the tattooed area has air-dried, apply a very thin coat of ointment to the tattoo. We only recommend using HUSTLE BUTTER DELUXE. Only use enough ointment to make the area shine; a little ointment goes a long way.  Too much ointment may trap germs into your new tattoo which can potentially lead to infection. Work the ointment in well and dab off excess with a clean paper towel. There should be just enough to keep the tattoo moist and to keep it from scabbing. Do not re-bandage the tattoo.

• Repeat the cycle of washing, drying, and applying ointment to the tattoo 3 times per day for the first week (or until the tattoo no longer feels tender).  Remember to thoroughly clean your hands and fingernails with an anti-bacterial soap prior to applying ointment, to avoid cross contamination.  Using a clean paper towel instead of your bath towel to dry the area is also imperative as bath towels can harbor infection inducing bacteria.

• Ointment can and should be applied whenever the tattoo is feeling stiff or dry but beware of over-moisturizing. Your body will absorb what it needs where it needs it. Apply ointment 3 times a day for roughly one week. After the initial week, apply HUSTLE BUTTER DELUXE moisturizer twice a day for 3-5 weeks. Please do not use any lotions that contain colors, fragrances, aloe, or excessive alcohol at all until the healing is complete.  These additional ingredients can highly irritate an already very sensitive healing process.

• Moisturizing is key to preventing excess scabbing.  When your tattoo is kept properly clean and moist it will have less of a chance to form a scab.  You may form a scab or membrane over the tattoo while it heals.  Don’t worry.  This is perfectly normal.  This protective layer will eventually flake or peel off on its own.  It is perfectly normal to see flakes of colored skin falling off during this stage of healing.  It is important to resist the urge to pick, scratch, or manually peel the tattoo yourself.  Doing so may pull the ink out of the skin or in some cases permanently scar the area.  When the area itches, place a clean paper towel over the area and lightly tap the area to alleviate the itching sensation.

• While keeping the tattooed area clean is imperative, long showers or baths must be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks. Prolonged soaking can and will loosen the protective scab formed.  You may risk losing the tattoo from such activities as swimming, bathing, or soaking in hot tubs and saunas.  During the healing process, 10 minute or shorter showers are best.  Refrain from using your everyday towel to dry off your tattoo.  Cross contamination is possible and you will be best served dabbing your tattoo with a fresh paper towel after your shower.

• Vigorous sweating or working out is best avoided for the first 1–2 weeks of the healing process. Excess sweating will retard the healing process and could lead to infection.

• The sun is the bane of all new tattoos. Whether the tattoo is new or old, if you want your masterpiece to look brand-new and heal properly, take the time to avoid the sun.  Additionally, sunburn on a fresh tattoo can destroy a new tattoo.  Even mild exposure to UV rays will excessively dry out your tattoo and may cause the area tattooed to form a destructive scab resulting in fading and pocking before the area has had a chance to heal. UV ray exposure from a tanning bed will prohibit the new tattoo to heal properly.  In addition, the area will take much longer to heal and may promote scarring of the skin in a new tattoo. Wait until the tattooed skin is fully healed before sun or UV ray exposure.  While you should never use sunblock on a healing tattoo, using a high quality sunblock with a SPF of 30 or higher after the tattoo has healed is an extra step that will help your tattoo last for years. 

• Clothing, Bed Linens, & Pets: Please insure that all clothing worn over your fresh tattoo to be completely dry, clean, and loose. After receiving your tattoo please insure that ALL bed linens are freshly washed. If you do have pets please take care not to expose your tattoo to any pet dander or hair. We advise all of our clients who sleep with their pets to make other sleeping arrangements for them for the first 3-4 weeks of the healing process to avoid any chance of infection.


• Should your tattoo require a touch-up due to ink fading or fallout, we are happy to honor a 30 day complimentary touch-up policy only if both Hustle Butter Deluxe and Dial Foaming Antibacterial Soap were purchased and applied as prescribed. Should you need a touch up after the 30 day period we are more than happy to touch-up your tattoo for a nominal charge.

• Shaving. Please refrain from shaving any part of your skin covered by your new tattoo during the entire healing process. Premature shaving can and will lead to significant loss of your tattoo.


• Following all of these easy to follow tips will help to ensure that you end up with the best healing results with minimal complications.  Should you have further questions about tattoo aftercare do not hesitate to contact us at Tattoo Wonderland.

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