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Healing with SaniDerm

Thing's You Will Need​

  • Aquaphor (tube not tub) -In case the SaniDerm comes off early.

  • Dial Gold Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap

  • After Inked (found on amazon) or substitute for another fragrance free moisturizer. 

The Steps

  • If the bandage stays on and sealed tightly you may leave it on for up to 72 hours. If the bandage peels away, and the tattoo becomes exposed, before 72 hours has passed remove the bandage as soon as possible. You may see some gross liquid collecting inside the bandage, that's totally normal and it's actually helping your tattoo heal!

  • SaniDerm is pretty strong, so when you're ready to remove it hop in the shower and put it under warm water. This will help to loosen the adhesive. 

  • While under running warm water start at a corner and begin slowly peeling the SaniDerm off. (It works much better to pull it parallel to your skin rather than away from it. Sometimes holding your skin taught with your other hand will help as well.)

  • After you've peeled the SaniDerm off, wash the tattoo with your liquid antibacterial hand soap. Don't be shy; you need to apply a little bit of pressure to get the area nice and clean. 

  • Thoroughly rinse the soap off and pat the tattoo dry with clean paper towels. 

  • Let the tattoo air dry for a few minutes and then apply After Inked lotion. You want to use just enough that it fully absorbs into your skin.

  • Continue washing and moisturizing 2 times a day for up to two weeks.

  • If your tattoo is on an area that bends (like your elbow) try your best to limit movement in that area. I know, it's not easy, but try to be conscious of it when you can.

THINGS TO AVOID:
Direct sunlight, dusty environments, any bodies of water (no baths or swimming), the gym, pets, and anything else you think could expose your tattoo to bacteria/contaminants. Do not pick or scratch at your tattoo.