Tegaderm ™ is a thin self-adhesive plastic that becomes like an extra skin that protects the tattoo from bacteria and infections.
If it is relatively dry under the plastic, you should leave it for 4-7 days. Once the tegaderm is removed, you can use a lotion to moisturize the tattoo, this is just for comfort. If you get BIG wet “bubbles”, remove the plastic after 2 days and take care of the tattoo in the traditional way, see traditional aftercare below. If there are bubbles, you can also come back and ask for a new dressing with tegaderm.
Tegaderm ™ is currently the best tattoo aftercare we use, unfortunately we can not use it for every tattoo for various reasons.
When we can not use tegaderm, you need to take care of the tattoo in a more traditional way.
Recommended method when tegaderm is not used! You will receive a plastic film on your tattoo after the procedure, hold this film for 8 hours and start the finishing routine. Clean your tattoo 3-4 times a day with warm water and mild soap. After cleaning, allow the tattoo to air dry. Lubricate with recommended ointment, no thick layers. Continue for 1-2 weeks, depending on how well your tattoo heals
The only way to know which ointment will work for you and your tattoo aftercare is to try, different skin needs different ointment
Hemp Tattoo Care – Made for tattoos, not too dry, not too oily (Available to buy from us).
Helosan – a smooth “drier” ointment that is quickly absorbed by the skin
Bephanthen – An oily, almost Vaseline-like ointment.
H20 OCEAN – Made for tattoos, not too dry, not too greasy.
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Bangkok Ink Studio, Machine, Hand Poke Tattoos. VIP Service to Ajarn Ohr
Tattoo School Thailand Bangkok
Asian Artifacts oneshopasia.com
Revolttattoos.com USA, Las Vegas, Tattoo Masters Joey and Walter
Happysailortattoo.com Old School Tattooing
Sacred Art Tattoo Studio Manchester UK
Skin Graffiti Tattoo Studio UK
Dark Mofo Tasmania