Tegaderm Aftercare


THE HEALING OF YOUR TATTOO IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OR EMAIL US.

1- LEAVE YOUR TEGADERM BANDAGE ON FOR UP TO 5 DAYS, POOLING LIQUID UNDERNEATH SURFACE IS NORMAL. ONCE REMOVED, WASH WELL WITH UNSCENTED SOAP. BLOT DRY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL (DO NOT USE TISSUE OR TOILET PAPER.) IT IS NORMAL TO SEE BLOOD AND INK WASHING AWAY, AS IS SWELLING OR BRUISING OF THE GENERAL AREA. IF THE BANDAGE LEAKS FLUID, REMOVE AND FOLLOW WASHING INSTRUCTIONS.

2- AFTER A MINIMUM 48 HOURS, IF NEEDED, USE CETAPHIL, OR ANY OTHER UNSCENTED LOTION. ONLY A THIN LAYER IS NECESSARY, THE TATTOO SHOULD NOT GLISTEN AFTERWARDS.

3- REPEAT STEPS 1 (WASH) & 2 FOR THE DURATION OF THE HEALING PROCESS (APPROX. 3-4 WEEKS). ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR TATTOO. SHOWER AS USUAL BUT AVOID SAUNAS OR FULLY SUBMERGING YOUR TATTOO IN WATER SUCH AS IN BATHS OR SWIMMING POOLS.

4- IN APPROX. 7-10 DAYS YOUR TATTOO WILL GO THROUGH A PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT. SCABBING, PEELING, ITCHING, FLAKING OR WAXY APPEARANCE IS COMPLETELY NORMAL AS ARE VARIATIONS IN COLOR!

5- FEEL FREE TO ICE THE AREA OR TAKE IBUPROFEN TO HELP ALLEVIATE SWELLING AND/OR DISCOMFORT.

IMPORTANT- DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH YOUR HEALING TATTOO. WHEN HEALING A LOWER LEG, ANKLE OR FOOT TATTOO, IT IS ADVISED TO ELEVATE THE AREA, ABOVE THE HEART, AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. DO NOT USE ANY MEDICATED OINTMENTS SUCH AS POLYSPORIN, NEOSPORIN ETC.

6- FOR LONG TERM PRESERVATION, ALWAYS USE THE HIGHEST SPF FEASIBLE ON YOUR TATTOO.