How to Heal your tattoo with Protective Tattoo Film
We recomend using either PROTAT PROTECTIVE FILM or DERMILIZE PRO TATTOO FILM.
Applying your Protective Tattoo Film.
Before you start applying your Protective Tattoo Film make sure to wash your hands.
Cut pieces off the roll in sizes that you are comfortable to work with.
Fold the film in two in between the arrows.
Peel off the protective coating from the SHORT checked side, avoid touching the adhesive with your fingers.
Place the adhesive surface at least 2-3cm from the edge of the tattoo. You should make it adhere to the skin by applying slight pressure with your fingers.
Peel off the protective back coating from the LONG checked side and lay the whole film on the top of the tattoo. You should make it adhere to the skin by applying slight pressure with your fingers.
Starting from the arrows, softly peel off the upper protective film from the center to the external edges.
In case of using more than one strip of film you should repeat this process by over laying the pre-cut strips with maximum 1-2 cm.
The first piece of Protective Tattoo Film can be left on the skin up to max 24 hours, the exact time will depend on the amount of fluids that the wound exudes: this will vary from person to person. In case of heavy bleeding or weeping, the film can be replaced with another piece before 24 hours (a change after 4, 6 or 8 hours is also possible). In most cases people choose to wear the first piece for the first 24 hours, but it is advisable to change it whenever it gets dirty, too loose or full of liquids.
When removing the film, make sure to carefully wash the area with a mild soap and clean hands, if your Protective Tattoo Film is hard to pull off the skin, simply let some warm water run under the tattoo film, so that the glue becomes tender and removal of the film is easier.
TIPS FOR APPLICATION
For large areas we advise to cut the strips into smaller pieces, which makes it easier to apply. These strips can be overlapped by 1-2 cm.
Always apply your Protective Tattoo Film in a flat neutral position, the joints, knees and elbows should never be completely straight or bent when applying Protective Tattoo Film.
Although the film is stretchable, more than 3-5 cm of film may be needed on the edges of the tattoo in mobile areas like hands or knees to secure it.
Cutting rounded corners on the edges provides even better adhesion of the film.
COULD I HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION?
Allergic reactions are very rare. A small number of people with very sensitive skin are allergic to adhesives and could show a faint redness, which should disappear in a short time, once the product has been removed and the skin is washed with a mild soap. In case you experience abnormal skin irritation, a rash or other symptoms of an allergic reaction you should discontinue the use of your Protective Tattoo Film and contact your tattooist for another aftercare option.
CAN YOU SHOWER WHILE WEARING PROTECTIVE TATTOO FILM?
Yes, you can shower and bathe normally. your Protective Tattoo Film is waterproof and will stay put on the skin even when immersed in water. To avoid the adhesive bond from weakening, excessive exposure to water should be avoided.