top of page

Saniderm Tattoo Aftercare

Saniderm is a medical grade, waterproof tattoo bandage that is breathable and used like a "second skin" to heal your tattoo. When properly used, the bandage will dramatically reduce the chances of your tattoo contracting an infection. 

Saniderm is considered a "wet" heal as it traps blood, ink, and plasma inside the bandage, isolating the tattoo and promoting a faster heal. Your bandage may fill with these fluids causing an "ink bubble". This is perfectly normal and is to be expected depending on the amount of tattooing that was done. 

Saniderm can remain on the skin for 5-7 days to keep the tattoo isolated and protected. If your bandage begins to leak at any time, remove the bandage immediately, wash with antibacterial soap and begin the traditional tattoo aftercare.

The best way for Saniderm removal is to find an edge of the bandage, then pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful, so we don't recommend it. In some rare cases, people can "stick" to the bandage better than others. This can make it more difficult than normal to remove. In cases like this try removing the Saniderm in a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, making it easier and more comfortable to remove. Coconut oil can also be applied to the bandage edges to aid in releasing from the skin. 

Listen to your body! Reactions can happen. If at any time the bandage becomes uncomfortable, or skin becomes irritated or inflamed remove the bandage immediately, wash with antibacterial soap, and begin traditional tattoo care. 

bottom of page