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Frequently asked questions about Saniderm healing:

Did you read through your instruction sheet, but still want some advice or clarification? Don’t worry, I got you…



Q: What do I do if my Saniderm is leaking and fluid is coming out of the bandage?

A: First and most important, it is ok when this happens so there’s no need to worry. But, since it’s messy, here are some tips:

  • If this is your 1st piece (applied by the artist and it’s within 24 hours of getting your tattoo)—it’s important to keep this first wrap on for 24 hours. An hour or two difference is ok, but 24 hours is the goal.

So, you have 2 options:

  1. Apply more pieces of Saniderm to the areas that are leaking to seal it in. Use a paper towel to make sure the skin is dry, then stick another Saniderm wrap over top.

  2. Or you can wrap some paper towels around the leaking areas and attach them with some tape to keep the mess under control until you get to the 24-hour mark.

  • If this is your second application of Saniderm that you applied and you’re leaking too much to last 6 days, you have 2 options:

  1. Apply more pieces of Saniderm to the areas that are leaking to seal it in. Use a paper towel to make sure the skin is dry, then stick another Saniderm wrap over top.

  2. Or you can replace your Saniderm again. Leave the leaking piece on for at least 24 hours (more is fine, but less is not)— use aper towels or little patches to get you to 24 hours (instructions above). When it’s time to replace it, remove it slowly, wash the entire area with plain antibacterial hand soap or Saniderm soap, blot dry with paper towel, air out for 10 minutes making sure nothing touches the tattoo, then apply a new piece of Saniderm.

Saniderm is available online or there are similar products at your local drugstore that will work just fine. Scan the QR code on your healing instruction sheet for more on that.


Q: What do I do if my skin looks irritated under or around the edges of the Saniderm?

A: Irritation is pretty normal. Think about it-- your skin was poked and wiped and cleansed over and over and over and over… of course it’s going to be a little irritated. Irritation can occur for several other reasons such as:

  • Saniderm has been applied too tight and is pulling on the skin around the tattoo (especially near joints).

  • There is excessive movement of the skin around the Saniderm—you’ve got to take it easy.

  • The area wasn’t washed clean of the adhesive from the previous Saniderm piece.

  • Too much sweat.

Irritation can look like: Bumps, hives, clogged pores/pimples, blisters, redness, itchiness, raised skin.

  • When this happens, gently clean the area around the edges of the Saniderm with antibacterial soap. Be gentle but use firm enough pressure to remove all the sticky residue. Then use some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to wipe the area (DO NOT APPLY alcohol to the tattoo, it will burn like hell). Apply some light moisturizer or Neosporin and give the skin a week or so to heal. DO NOT APPLY Neosporin to the tattoo, it can only be applied to the areas of skin that are not freshly tattooed (healed section are fine).



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