Basic Tattoo Aftercare
Basic Aftercare Healing Tattoos Phoebus Studio. The life of your tattoo depends on how you take care of it within the first few days. Tattoos take about two weeks to heal and two more weeks to settle in.
Keep your tattoo bandaged on for two to four hours. Remove plastic wrap and wash tattoo with antibacterial soap and cold water. Rinse thoroughly and lightly pat dry with a clean towel.
DO NOT use bandages over your tattoo.
DO NOT use Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly.
DO NOT use Alcohol or Peroxide.
DO NOT use Neosporin.
DO NOT pick or scratch tattoo.
DO NOT soak tattoo in tub or shower. Get in, get clean, and get out.
Stay out of pools, hot tubs, oceans, etc. for at least two weeks. Keep fresh tattoos out of direct sunlight and/or tanning beds. With clean hands, apply a thin layer of lotion. For Florida weather with alot of moisture. Products like Hustle Butter, After Ink, Tattoo Goo, Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion fragrance-free.
For States and areas with less moisture Lubiderm, and Aquaphor would be better for healing.
Do not let tattoo dry out. Should any seepage occur, gently dab off excess with a clean paper towel. If rash occurs or redness persists, discontinue use of ointment or lotion and call your doctor for further directions.
- The first piece of Saniderm can be left on your new tattoo for 8 to 24 hours. If you notice excessive weeping or fluid
under the Saniderm, replace it with a new piece.
- -At the 24-hour mark, remove the Saniderm gently. Wash the tattoo area with a mild antibacterial soap and allow the
area to dry. Once dry, apply a second sheet of Saniderm. This will stay on for up to 6 days and see you through the
- Helpful Tips
- -Do not use a washcloth, loofah, or sponge to clean your tattoo. These can be painful to clean a new tattoo with and
may harbor bacteria.
- -The best way to remove Saniderm is to find an edge of the bandage and then to pull it back over itself in the direction
of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful, so we don’t recommend it. We suggest removing the
Saniderm in a warm shower. The warm water will loosen the adhesive and make it easier to remove.
- -Make sure that you properly apply the Saniderm bandage (all edges are sealed) and leave at least 1 inch of buffer
area around the tattoo.
- -Rounding the corners before application will help reduce pulling or peeling of the adhesive edges.
- Can I shower while wearing it?
Saniderm stays on skin even when immersed in water… so you’re able to shower as normal. It is waterproof, however excessive exposure to water should be avoided because it could weaken the adhesion
- How many pieces should I use?
We recommend using two to three pieces per tattoo, in order to allow ample time for healing. Your first piece may be used for 8-24 hours, and the next pieces should be used 1-6 days each, depending on how much fluid the tattoo weeps.
- Can I sunbathe with it on?
Saniderm does not contain any kind of sun protection, so you should avoid prolonged sun or UV ray exposure. We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to UV rays, ever – with or without Saniderm. Even after your tattoo is fully healed, continue to use sun protection to maintain the integrity of your tattoo colors.
Saniderm locks in the body’s natural moisture and healing enzymes, allowing the body to heal itself in the most efficient manner possible. After skin has been injured, healing elements are produced to help break down dead tissue and rebuild new tissue. Under normal circumstances, these healing elements dry up and evaporate which reduces their effectiveness. When this happens, longer healing times are required and scabbing and scarring may occur. Saniderm locks in these healing elements, and allows the skin to continue to function as normal because the bandage is permeable to oxygen and water vapor (breathable). In addition, Saniderm protects against dirt and germs while eliminating friction and other irritations that might further interfere with the healing process. @saniderm
Visit saniderm.com for directions, videos, and FAQs
Contact us During Business hours
Phoebus Tattoos Phone: 727-289-8077
Address: 10710 Gandy Blvd N, ST Petersburg FL 33702
Phoebus Tattoo Studio located on Gandy Boulevard (U.S. 92), west of the Gandy Bridge and MacDill Air Force Base, and east of Derby Lane in Saint Pete, FL. For more information on the area and in depth location click Map page.
Please call the studio or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time and date you would like to come in for a tattoo.
Please call ahead do not just walk in the shop unannounced.
For Safety only the customers getting tattoo or pierce may come to the studio.
Our Piercer schedule will be 4pm until 8pm.
Tattoos are regular times 12 until 9pm for appointments.
Body piercing appointments only through facebook
Most appointments can be booked the same day!
(Please just click the Floating Link Left Side)
Or Just IM our Facebook Business Page Link: Phoebus
We Accept: Cash-Visa-Mastercard-Discover-Apple Pay.
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday – Closed
- Wednesday – 12pm – 9pm
- Thursday – 12pm -9pm
- Friday – 12pm -9pm
- Saturday – 12pm – 9pm
- Sunday – 12pm – 6pm