Tattoo aftercare

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Saniderm is a self adhesive. breathable, waterproof clear dressing and is the leading form of aftercare when it comes to tattoo healing. It is quickly becoming the industry standard and has been known to help speed up healing by up to 60%.


  • Keep Saniderm dressing on for 4 days
  • You can shower with it, just be cautious and don’t soak it, definitely don’t completely submerge it in water.
  • On the 4th day with the dressing on, peel an edge, let Warm water and Antibacterial non scented soap run down behind the dressing as you slowly peel it off.
  • Once the dressing is off, using the Antibacterial soap and just your fingers (no scrubbing), gently wash the tattooed area.
  • Rinse off the soap.
  • Dry the tattoo by dabbing the area dry, do not rub dry. We suggest using a paper towel as they are usually a cleaner approach.
  • Once the tattoo is dry, get some ointment and apply a small amount to the area ( a list of suggested ointments can be seen at the bottom of this page ).
  • Ensure that you wash the tattoo 2 times a day for the first week once the dressing has been removed repeating the above process each time.
  • Do not go swimming until the tattoo has completely healed, roughly 2 - 3 weeks. ( however this can vary )
  • Avoid excessive sweating, No Saunas, be careful when working out and try to avoid direct sunlight during the healing proce


FAQ’s

  1. What happens if the dressing comes off before 4 days?       Dont panic, just treat the process as if it is day 4 and follow the instructions above.
  2. Is it normal for there to be fluid underneath the dressing?     This can happen and is nothing to worry about, it is the body healing itself and the dressing doing what it’s designed to do, as long as it’s not sleeping out of the dressing excessively or is a dark reddish color.
  3. My lines and colours have blurred is this normal?       Again this can happen and once the dressing is taken off and washed everything will be fine.
  4. I have red skin around the dressing, is this normal?    As long as it’s not overly sensitive and causing you an issue then there is nothing to be worried about, some of the red markings can. Last for a while after the dressing has been taken off, but please do keep an eye out for signs of an allergic reaction.


ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ARTIST WHO WILL BE BEST SUITED TO ADVISE YOU

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