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After Care Instructions

If your tattoo is bandaged with Saniderm (Second Skin), you should keep the bandage on for 3-4 days. During this time, it is normal to see some fluid buildup beneath the bandage. (If the bandage begins to leak, you must remove the bandage and follow the standard aftercare instructions listed below).
After 3-4 days, remove the Saniderm bandage gently under warm running water. To take the bandage off you must stretch from each side rather than peel it off like a Band-Aid. When you stretch the bandage, it allows the adhesive to come off the skin without disrupting the tattoo and taking any ink with it.
Wash the tattoo with a mild, fragrance-free soap or warm water. At this point, your tattoo should be well into the healing process - you may use an unscented, non-greasy lotion (like Hustle Butter, Lubriderm, or Aveeno unscented moisturizer) to keep the tattoo moisturized.

Do not moisturize your tattoo with Vaseline – this does not let the skin and the new tattoo breathe.

Do not use anything on the tattoo other than what is previously recommended.
Do not pick, peel, or scratch your new tattoo.
Do not under any circumstance use rubbing alcohol, peroxide, or cortisone on your new tattoo.
Do not use sponges, washcloths, or anything abrasive while cleaning your tattoo. They harbor bacteria and may irritate or harm your tattoo.
Do not let anyone touch your new tattoo. Do not go in a lake, tub, pool, etc. These all contain bacteria.
Do not expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight. This includes tanning beds. A high SPF sunscreen will protect the crispness/longevity of your tattoo in the future.

Mild, dye-free, fragrance-free soaps such as Dial, and Aveeno.

Remember to keep your tattoo out of the sun for the first two - four weeks of healing. When the tattoo is completely healed apply a good SPF sunscreen on the tattoo to prevent fading. 
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