IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR TATTOO CLEAN DURING THE ENTIRE HEALING PROCESS!!!
How it Works
The Medical Adhesive bandage locks in the body's natural fluids and enzymes, which would otherwise be lost to evaporation or scabs.
These fluids keep cells hydrated and more effectively break down and remove dead tissue,
so growth of new cells is stimulated and pain is significantly reduced.
The Bandage provides a barrier against dirt, bacteria, and friction, while at the same time being completely breathable - inviting oxygen to the skin and eliminating bacteria growth.
Studies show that wounds kept hydrated can heal twice as fast as dry wounds.
Applying A Medical Adhesive Bandage
Your artist has applied the first bandage to your fresh tattoo. This bandage should stay on for 5-6 days.
It is normal for blood, plasma, and ink to pool and collect under the bandage. It may look like a muddy mess but it will not affect your tattoo negatively. The plasma will get reabsorbed, aid in the healing of your new tattoo, and help it heal faster. The ink will be left on the surface and will wash off once your remove the bandage.
If the seal of the bandage gets compromised, such as peeling back and exposing any part of the tattoo or if fluid is escaping from the bandage, then you must remove the bandage immediately, wash your tattoo and continue with standard tattoo aftercare.
After 5-6 and you remove your bandage. Wash your tattoo very well with Dr. Bronners Castiel Soap. Make sure all the plasma, ink residue and soap is rinsed away thoroughly.
Pat your tattoo and the surrounding area and dry with clean paper towels.
There may be some areas that are still healing. If you have some of these areas wash your tattoo 3 times a day and apply an uncented natural lotion (we like Coconut oil or Jojoba oil) until it is fully healed
Moisturize your tattoo twice daily for 8 weeks following removal of the bandage.
After washing your tattoo and patting dry thoroughly, it is time to apply your second bandage.
First clean the tattoo and surrounding area (anywhere that is going to be underneath the bandage) thoroughly with alcohol. It will burn but won't last too long and this step is essential to make sure the skin is clean and free of any oils so the bandage can adhere properly and so no bacteria gets trapped inside of it.
When measuring your bandage, make sure to leave at least a 1 inch perimeter of bandage around the tattooed area.
Peel off the paper backing to expose the adhesive side.
Apply the bandage using light pressure while the skin is in a neutral position.
Remove the plastic backing making sure to press down the bandage thoroughly around all edges.
This bandage may be worn for 5-6 days as long as the integrity stays intact. If bandage is compromised then simply remove it, wash and pat dry. You may either apply another bandage for a few more days or continue with standard Tattoo Aftercare.
DO NOT EXCEED 7 DAYS WITH THE SAME BANDAGE
When you are done with the bandages,
moisturize your tattoo with a natural moisturizer such as coconut oil or jojoba oil
twice a day for at least 8 weeks.
How to Remove Medical Adhesive bandage
Gently pull the bandage back over itself in the direction of the hair growth. Avoid pulling upward.
WARNINGS: Adhesive bandages contain adhesives and may cause allergic reactions in people who have adhesive allergies. If allergic reaction or any irritation occurs, discontinue use.