Mr. Koo will apply Saniderm to your tattoo at the end of your appointment.
Saniderm is a water-resistant adhesive which locks in the body’s natural fluids and enzymes, which would otherwise be lost to evaporation or scabs as the tattoo heals. These fluids keep cells hydrated and more effectively break down and remove dead tissue, so growth of new cells is stimulated and pain is significantly reduced. Studies show that wounds kept hydrated can heal twice as fast as dry wounds.
Saniderm also provides a barrier against dirt, bacteria, and friction, while at the same time being completely breathable – inviting oxygen to the skin and eliminating bacteria growth. Hypafix is also pet friendly and provides a barrier against pet dander or any sort of pet hairs.
First off, I would like to say thank you for choosing Mr. Koo Tattoo.
I know how exciting it is to have new artwork on your body, and in the midst of admiring your new piece it is easy to forget exactly what you need to do to take care of a fresh tattoo. So here’s a reminder:
While Saniderm is water-resistant, using a luffa or a soap containing any sort of scrubs/exfoliants (i.e., coconut shells, micro beads, etc.) is NOT recommended as it will lift off the adhesive.
While wearing Saniderm, keep your showers short and avoid putting your new tattoo directly into the running water. Taking a bath, going in a sauna, a hot tub, or a still body of water is NOT recommended.
You are to keep Saniderm on for a minimum of 4 days and maximum of 7 days, removing it at the latest the morning of the 7th day.
When removing Saniderm, have a shower and remove it at the end of your shower. Peel it off slowly. Wash any blood or fluids from your tattoo by massaging gently with your fingertips and a light soap. NEVER USE A BAR OF SOAP.
Once you've cleaned the area, pat your new tattoo dry with a paper towel, and make sure to promptly throw your soiled Saniderm in the garbage.
The ONLY time Saniderm is to be removed earlier than the 4th day is if the adhesive lifts and/or fluid leaks out, leaving your new tattoo exposed. If that does happen, remove Saniderm as it is no longer sealed, no longer sanitary, and no longer providing any of the benefits described above.
With that being said, it is normal for the Saniderm to ‘bubble’ due to the ‘pooling’ of fluid underneath it. Please, DO NOT pop the ‘bubble’. Most of the fluid will re-absorb into your skin within the first 20 to 36 hours after getting the tattoo.
AT ANY TIME, IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE HEALING PROCESS OR SANIDERM, YOU CAN:
- EMAIL ME AT MRKOOTATTOO@GMAIL.COM, OR
- DM ME ON INSTAGRAM @MRKOOTATTOO.