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Can I Get Saniderm Wet?

Is It Okay If My Saniderm Gets Wet?

Submerging a tattoo in water of any kind is a big no-no and can actually be detrimental to the healing process. Due to this, showering can be a little tricky. You need to pay attention to the exact temperature of the water, be cautious of how long the tattoo stays wet, and avoid getting any soaps or shampoos on the area that contain fragrances or color dyes.

When you use Saniderm to heal your tattoo, you will find the process much easier.

While we don’t recommend taking a bath or going swimming after applying your Saniderm, taking a shower isn’t an issue. If you get your Saniderm wet, it’s no big deal! Saniderm stays on skin even when wet. Saniderm also prevents unwanted contaminants such as soaps and shampoos from coming into contact with your freshly tattooed skin. This helps to minimize any unnecessary irritation you may experience from these factors.

Although you can easily wash after applying Saniderm, it is important to still monitor the time you spend in the shower. Prolonged exposure to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking. As with all tattoo aftercare regulations, you should avoid submerging your tattoo in any body of water. This includes baths, lakes, pools, hot tubs, or oceans.

Have additional questions about Saniderm? Read more about how Saniderm workswhere Saniderm came from, and why Saniderm is better than its alternatives in Saniderm’s tattoo knowledge base!

Updated on April 13, 2021

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  1. Had it on for 4 days not any liquid anymore just dry and itches.. when do.i need to take it off?

    1. Thanks for reaching out

      As long as the seal of the Saniderm isn’t broken you can leave it on. If it becomes too uncomfortable you can remove it and continue with traditional tattoo aftercare procedures.

      Thank you,
      Saniderm Support

  2. I was told I could l could take the saniderm off, wash and reapply it too my tattoo is that correct?

    1. Thanks for reaching out

      Saniderm should not be applied to a tattoo after the 48 hour period. At this point, the body is reaching the conclusion of the open wound stage and enters the peeling stage. The skin below the top layer of peeling skin is highly sensitive and should not have the adhesive directly applied to it at this point in its healing.

      The recommended instructions are to apply at the finish of the tattoo and leave on for 24 hours. This will fill up with plasma. At the 24 hour mark, remove and wash the tattoo. Once dry, apply a second piece that will stay on for up to 6 days for a total healing time of 7 days. If the tattoo weeps into the second piece of film, follow the above instructions at the next 24 hour period and apply a 3rd piece. The third piece would then stay on for 5 days.

      Thank you,
      Saniderm Support

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