How To Use Saniderm

Step 1
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Clean and dry the new tattoo and surrounding skin (lotions or ointments are not necessary)

Step 2
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Peel  off the paper backing of Saniderm to reveal the adhesive side.

Step 3
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Gently apply over the tattoo, leaving about 1 inch of the bandage in contact with undamaged skin around the tattoo.  More than an inch may be needed in highly mobile areas such as knees, hands, etc.

Step 4
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Remove the plastic backing, leaving only the Saniderm bandage on the tattoo.

Step 5
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The first piece of Saniderm should stay on for 8-24 hours or longer, depending on how much the tattoo bleeds.  It’s normal for blood and fluids to collect under the bandage.

Step 6
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Remove the bandage, clean and dry the area and apply a second piece of Saniderm, if the tattoo is not bleeding or weeping a small amount of unscented lotion or ointment may be used on the tattoo to prevent adhesion.  The 2nd piece can be worn for up to 6 days.  Apply a third piece if needed.

Application Tips:
  • •  For maximum comfort ensure skin is in a neutral position when applying Saniderm.
  • •  When little bleeding will occur, (line work, on a hand, etc.) you may apply a small amount of lotion or ointment directly on the tattoo before applying Saniderm to prevent adhesion to the tattoo.
  • •  When cutting to size, rounded corners provide the best adhesion.
  • •  For large areas, pieces of Saniderm may be overlapped by 1/2 inch (1 cm).
  • •  When applying to elbows and knees the joint should be in a neutral position, neither straight nor completely bent.
  • •  Do not use Saniderm on people who have allergies to adhesives.
  • •  If using a glycerin soap (such as green soap) be sure to rinse thoroughly as any residue will react with the adhesives and cause increased binding and possible irritation.