Sam Pedicelli

Second-skin, and changing your bandage.


Leave the first bandage on for 24 hours.

After 24 hours remove the first bandage, and give your tattoo a good wash with water and liquid unscented soap (I recommend Spectro Jel or Pursan). I also highly recommend doing this in the shower and gently running water over your tattoo/the bandage to help peel it off. 

It helps to remove the bandage as the last step in your shower routine, in order to avoid getting any scented soaps/shampoo etc on the tattoo.

Pat the tattoo dry with a paper towel. Allow to air dry for a minute or two.

Once the tattoo is fully dry, apply the second bandage I gave you. Try to avoid large air bubbles if possible, small ones are okay, but it's best to pop any large ones and patch the hole with extra bandage.

Leave the second piece(s) on for about 5 days.

If the second-skin bandage is bothering you at all, or you're noticing excessive redness around the bandage, please take it off and follow the more traditional aftercare method.

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