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.
Saniderm is a medical-grade, waterproof bandage, that allows you to shower anytime. Just be sure to leave the bandage on for the length of time as instructed by your artist. And remember, 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.
Can you Swim with Sandierm?
As we previously mentioned, submerging your tattoo in water can be detrimental to the healing process. This includes going for a swim. While Saniderm is a medical-grade, waterproof bandage, it’s not recommended to go swimming while wearing it. The pressure and movement of swimming can dislodge the bandage and disrupt the healing process. Additionally, the chemicals and chlorine in swimming pools can irritate the healing tattoo.
It’s important to follow the instructions given by your tattoo artist and to avoid any activities that may cause your Saniderm to come off or irritate the healing tattoo. If you’re unsure about an activity, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid it. Stick to taking showers and keeping your tattoo dry as much as possible while it’s healing. Remember, Saniderm is designed to keep your tattoo protected, so it’s best to avoid activities that may compromise its effectiveness.