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Will Saniderm Negatively Effect My Ink?

Getting a new tattoo comes with many worries—keeping it clean and free of contaminants, using the correct healing products at the right time, and staying out of the sun, water, and harsh elements. How are you going to get through the awkward peeling stage of tattoo healing?

Many of these worries can be put at ease by using Saniderm. The adhesive film protects your tattoo from numerous risk factors. There is no need to worry about applying ointment frequently to keep the tattoo from drying out. You don’t have to worry about foreign bacteria entering the wound from an outside source. Your tattoo is protected.

Saniderm’s adhesive will not attach to your tattoo as it will be in the weeping phase of the healing process when you apply the initial piece. During this phase, your body will be pushing excess ink and plasma to the surface, preventing the adhesive from attaching to the freshly tattooed area. This means Saniderm can never damage or extract your ink.

Of course, you may be wondering what happens when you apply the following piece(s) of Saniderm, as the tattoo will have moved out of the weeping phase of tattoo healing. This is where applying a non-petroleum, non-greasy aftercare lotion comes into play. Our favorite is Sanibalm. This helps to prevent the adhesive from sticking directly to the fresh tattoo until the tattoo begins to peel. Once this stage occurs, the peeling skin will cling to the film itself.

There is no need to worry about Saniderm negatively affecting your ink at all. In fact, customers report that their tattoos retain more of the vibrant color of fresh ink after using Saniderm, compared to tattoos that have healed by other methods.

Updated on January 16, 2023

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  1. I used saniderm over my henna design for 8 hours. 12 days after removal and now everywhere the tape touched that the henna wasn’t has a shine like scar tissue?

    1. Thanks for reaching out

      Any type of medical grade adhesive shouldn’t be worn more than seven days. Keep the area clean and moisturized and it should get back to normal.

      Thank you,
      Saniderm Support

  2. My tattoo was covered with saniderm the day I had it done and I was told to leave it for 5 days. It didn’t fill with anything and was dry underneath when I went to pull it off and it pulled up skin and all off of my tattoo. Now I’m not sure if it was that or something else that messed up the color in my tattoo.

    1. Thanks for reaching out

      The recommended instructions are to apply at the finish of the tattoo and leave it 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 the 3rd piece. The third piece would then stay on for 5 days. Saniderm should be removed under warm running water. If the warm water doesn’t break up the adhesive you can use baby oil, coconut oil, or olive oil to help break up the adhesive. If you can send pictures to [email protected] it will help us better understand the situation.

      Thank you,
      Saniderm Support

  3. I took off my saniderm after 24 hours because the plasma/liquid was really building up underneath. I washed and dried and applied a new piece. I took it off 2-3 days later in a hot shower and the entire saniderm had my tattoo outline on it. Not sure if that was supposed to happen or is normal but I definitely feel like it affected my ink and overall turnout. I feel like I need to go back to the artist for a touch up.

    1. Thanks for reaching out

      You will notice ink on the Saniderm, which is totally normal. Your body naturally pushes out excess blood and ink. When it dries it gets stuck to the derm. Once you moisturize the tattoo you should see the color come back.

      Thank you,
      Saniderm Support

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