For aftercare, we sell and recommend Saniderm. Please read below about the product. Basically it is a hypoallergenic film that seals and protects your tattoo. No more waking up with ink all over your bedding, no more scabbing and severe itching while your tattoo heals, no more staying out of the water during the summer time. Ask your tattooer more about Saniderm. *
Enhanced Tattoo Aftercare
"New tattoos are an open wound and because of that, tattoo aftercare is very important. Wounds heal faster and better when they are kept moist and clean. That is why people put lotions and ointments on cuts and abrasions and new tattoos. The problem is that lotions and ointments dry up quickly and you have to put them on about 5-6 times a day, and your tattoo still dries up between each application. Studies have shown that wounds that are kept moist can heal twice as fast as wounds that are left dry. When a new tattoo dries up, scabs form, your skin cells become dehydrated, and cells die. This causes fading, distortion of colors and design, and longer tattoo healing time. You body tries to keep a healing wound moist by sending fluids and enzymes to the site of the wound, but these fluids and enzymes become ineffective when they dry up and are actually what forms the scab.
The purpose of the scab is to protect the wound from environmental contamination. But, at the same time, scabbing has some disadvantages. A scab forms a barrier to the generation of new tissue. Studies have shown that under the influence of scabbing the regenerative wound healing processes take more time, thus increasing the risk of scarring. Saniderm tattoo aftercare, when used properly, will lock in your body’s natural fluids and enzymes to keep your healing tattoo moints, and it will prevent scabbing. With your body’s natural fluids and enzymes locked in, your cells will stay hydrated, tissues that are already dead will be broken down and removed more effectively, damaged blood vessels will re-generate more quickly, growth of new cells is stimulated and pain is significantly reduced.
Easy to Use
Every artist has experienced it – a client comes back dissatisfied with his or her tattoo when the truth is the tattoo was fine, they just didn’t take care of it while it was healing! Let’s be honest, traditional tattoo aftercare methods can be time consuming and inconvenient – applying lotions multiple times a day, keeping it out of water, etc… Saniderm bandages simplify the tattoo healing process so that no one can screw it up. All you do is put a tattoo bandage on when the tattoo is done and go about your business. You can leave the first bandage on for 8-48 hours depending on how much it bleeds and weeps. You can shower like normal, go to work, go to the gym, whatever. After the first bandage, you just simply and gently clean the tattoo and put on a second piece which can be worn for several days. There’s no scabbing, no infection, no irritants, nothing that will damage the tattoo. Your work stays bright and true, just like you intended it.
Saniderm tattoo bandages have been designed and engineered to be permeable to gasses, or in other words – breathable. Of course you don’t actually “breathe” through your skin, but your skin does need oxygen to function and to heal properly, in fact, the outermost layer of skin is almost exclusively supplied by oxygen from the air. Because Saniderm tattoo bandages are breathable you can wear the same bandage for several days and your skin will continue to function normally. Other benefits of breathability are proper heat transfer and reduced risk of infection.
Regular tapes or pads do not bend or stretch, they quickly fall off after just a little movement. Saniderm tattoo bandages are so light, flexible and stretchable that they can be put anywhere that you tattoo, and they will stay exactly where you put them. It doesn’t matter if it is on an elbow, knee, armpit or shoulder; Saniderm tattoo aftercare will still allow you full range of motion so that your new tattoo will not limit your usual activities. Plus the bandages are so light that you will hardly notice you are wearing one, if you notice at all.
Tattoo Aftercare that Protects
There are dirt and germs almost everywhere you go. Saniderm bandages will provide an impenetrable barrier to protect your new work and keep you safe from infection. Saniderm will also protect you from the pain of friction, no more irritation or pain when your clothes or sheets rub against your new tattoo. Have you ever gotten blood and ink all over your clothes or sheets after getting a new tattoo? How about protecting your clothes and sheets from that mess? Saniderm tattoo aftercare will do that too."
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