Trans Tatu Derm- One wrap is applied after your tattoo session
And is left on until the next day.
The following day, please come back for a cleaning and redressing.
The second dressing stays on for up to three days. After this time gently remove the second wrap and and proceed to the after care section.
*note* occasionally the second skin may fill with moisture, poke a small hole at the bottom and tape a clean absorbent paper towel to allow fluid to drain.
Dry Lock Pads- are left on for a minimum of 4 hours, proceed with normal aftercare.
Aftercare- There is no unanimous method of after care. The following is our doctor and pharmacists recommendations.
When you remove your Trans-Derm/Dry lock-pad, run under warm water, lathering gently with a non-scented. Antibacterial soap to remove blood and pat dry with a clean paper towel. Gently rub a light amount of ointment into tattoo. Do not re-cover.
For the following 2 weeks, No baths, hot tub, swimming pools, sun tanning. Do not submerge your tattoo for an extended period of time as this will drown your tattoo and your body will reject the damaged skin.
Always put ointment on sparingly. It is possible to overcare for your tattoo, too much ointment or over washing can smother/drown the tattoo, causing fallout of the ink, a light application of ointment a few times a day will suffice.
We have had the best results using a bacitracine product for aftercare, such as bacitracine, ozonol +, life brand, rexall brand (all antibiotic ointment, Do not use the cream) If skin irritation appears, switch to a non scented lubriderm. You will have to apply lubriderm more frequently.
Never use vaseline as this just clogs pores and has no antibiotic properties, thus prolonging healing. Your new tattoo needs to breathe in order to heal properly. Polysporin or high end ointment sometimes promotes healing too fast, causing your body to reject the tattoo.
**Keep your tattoo clean and moist**
Apply ointment until tattoo is totally healed, some may heal in a week, others up to 2 weeks. At first you may notice eraser like shreds coming from your tattoo when applying ointment, drying cleaning, etc. This is dead and damaged skin, no cause for concern. If cared for properly no scabs should appear.
You need to care for your tattoo for life, moisturize it regularly. The sun will fade your tattoo, this may take years, however it is adviseable to use some form of sunblock when exposed to sunlight, in order to keep your colors in good condition. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call. Thank you.