Can you use Saniderm more than 24 hours after getting a tattoo? The answer is, “yes.” As long as you are within the first 48 hours of your tattoo you can still apply a first bandage. However, if the tattoo is no longer bleeding or weeping, or if there is any scabbing whatsoever, apply a very thin layer of an aftercare ointment or lotion (our favorite is Sanibalm) to the tattooed area only. This lotion will prevent adhesion to the tattooed area. Even without scabbing, we still recommend using a thin layer of aftercare ointment before applying the Saniderm bandage.
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