Want to know how to get the best looking tattoo around, the key to your success is how you take care of it.
After your artist is finished wrapping your brand new tatt is Saniderm, there are some things to remember...
If your tattoo starts to leak into a bubble in the Saniderm, do not panic, this is normal! Now if it starts to leak out of the Saniderm, go ahead and remove the Saniderm and clean it with a mild soap like Dr. Bronners Castille soap or Dial Gold.
pick or scratch at your healing tattoo or scrub away scabs!!
soak tattoo in water--showers only!!
swim, tan, or soak in hot tub until tattoo is fully healed!!
bandage the tattoo at any point unless directed by your artist!!
touch your tattoo unless you have just washed your hands!!
If you have ANY concerns regarding your healing tattoo or experience any redness, swelling, fever, or excessive oozing, Please contact your artist or stop in immediately.
Saniderm is a medical grade bandage used to take out the risk of scarring, scabbing and ink bleeding into clothes and sheets. It also reduces healing time, keeps your tattoo safe and clean from everyday life. Photo from the Saniderm website, www.saniderm.com
Now, if you've waited the 3 days to take off the Saniderm, gently rinse off the tattoo with warm water in the shower 1-2 times daily for about 2-4 weeks. It is best to create a lather and then rub it gently over your tattoo and then rinse off.
Next you might notice a scab form or have some dried skin in the tattoo, you may now use a light, unscented moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated but don't smother it, continue this for 2-4 weeks as well. We also sell an organic moisturizer option for your new tattoo, so you can make sure you get the best aftercare possible.
Photo courtesy of afterlifegallery.com