How Does a Saniderm Tattoo Bandage Work?

When you get a tattoo, you are essentially giving yourself a wound. Our bodies naturally produce healing elements to break down dead tissue and rebuild new tissue when it experiences injury — and under normal circumstances, these healing elements will dry up and evaporate quickly.  When this happens, it hinders the healing process and can cause scabbing, scarring, and discoloration. Saniderm’s tattoo bandage seals in the body’s natural moisture and healing enzymes, allowing the body to regenerate more efficiently.  Additionally, airborne bacteria can penetrate through your broken skin after you get a tattoo. For this reason, it’s important to cover the tattoo with a bandage or dressing. We advise against using saran wrap, as it can suffocate your tattoo. Remember: healing tattoos need oxygen.By design, Saniderm’s tattoo bandage is permeable enough for oxygen and water vapor to pass through. This is important, as it allows the wounded area to maintain optimal levels of breathability. Additionally, Saniderm protects against dirt and germs, while offering protection from friction and other irritants that may further interfere with the healing process.

Is it okay if my Saniderm gets wet? 

If you do end up getting your Saniderm wet, it’s no big deal! Saniderm stays on skin even when immersed in water so you can bathe, shower, and swim as normal. However, prolonged exposure to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking.

Could I Have An Allergic Reaction to Saniderm?

Saniderm is both latex free and hypoallergenic, so allergic reactions are very rare. However, some may have extremely sensitive skin or allergies to adhesives. If you do experience a rash, abnormal skin irritation, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction, discontinue use and wash with mild soap. Similarly, consult a physician if necessary, and never use Saniderm on infected skin!

Will Saniderm Negatively Affect My Ink?

Saniderm’s adhesive will not attach to the weeping or oozing area of a tattoo, therefore it can never damage or extract ink. 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.

What is Saniderm?

Designed with tattoos in mind, Saniderm is a polyurethane acrylic adhesive medical bandage. Our tattoo bandages are breathable and flexible, yet durable enough to protect your tattoos from outside irritants.  Saniderm also plays an important role in tattoo aftercare by sealing in the fluids that your body secretes during the healing process, further promoting regeneration.

Where did Saniderm come from?

The medical community commonly uses products similar to Saniderm for aiding in the healing of cuts, burns, and road rash. Similarly, this type of product is also very effective for tattoo aftercare!  From that, we created a product specifically for healing tattoos, that comes in sizes that are more suitable to the tattoo industry — and at less than half the price of the hospital brands!

What Makes Saniderm Better Than Other Tattoo Aftercare Alternatives?

What makes Saniderm better than other common aftercare alternatives? Saniderm replaces the inconvenient process accompanied with traditional aftercare and promotes the body’s natural healing agents, and effectively eliminates the need for tattoo maintenance 3-5 times per day.  Saniderm is easy to use, more comfortable, and more effective than its antiquated tattoo care alternatives. It protects your tattoo from irritants, expedites the healing process, reduces scabbing, and enhances color quality. In addition to that, Saniderm also bypasses many of the pitfalls associated with other commonly used tattoo aftercare products.

Using everyday cleaners and moisturizers as a substitute for tattoo aftercare carries risks with it. And, while they’re effective for many other things, everyday cleaners were never designed with tattoos in mind. Lotions are a common vehicle for bacteria, which can cause allergic reactions, infections, and scabbing; and antibacterial soap can dry out the tattoo and cause bleeding, scabbing, and fading of color. Additionally, antibacterial ointments can cause allergic reactions, discoloration, and excessive oozing. Petroleum-based products contain no direct healing agents at all, and may even drain color.

Does Saniderm Hurt To Use?

Not at all. In fact, most users report the healing process to be less painful when using Saniderm compared to when they were using other aftercare products. Be careful during removal, however, as improper removal of the Saniderm tattoo bandage can be unpleasant.

Can I Tan With Saniderm On?

Saniderm does not contain any kind of sun protection, so you should avoid prolonged sun or UV ray exposure. We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to UV rays, with or without Saniderm. Even after your tattoo is fully healed, continue to use sun protection to preserve the integrity of your tattoo’s colors.

Is Saniderm Vegan?

Indeed, Saniderm is vegan! Since its beginning, Saniderm has always been a 100% vegan product.