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Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process

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Thanks all! I ended up buying Tegaderm at Walgreens after this post. I took the Saniderm off in the shower and cleaned it and applied a fresh sheet of Tegaderm. For what it's worth, my tattoo looks and feels great! No redness or swelling, no warmth or smell. It's got a tight shiny look to it, and felt a little dry, so I'm hoping the Tegaderm will help trap some moisture in there. I'm thinking I'll leave the new sheet on for 2-3 days. Will update!

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Thoughts on applying tegaderm the day after getting a new tattoo that has almost no plasma leaking? 

Edit: just went for it. My wife applied it. I wish I had bought the roll, but didn't wait. Ended up using (4) 4x4 and (3) 2x2. There are some overlaps. Not exactly the smoothest, seems its kinda of wrinkly. Could just be it's because it's a mobile spot.   

Also, within 30 minutes I could see moisture building up in the creases. Normal?

 

 

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Interestingly, I had a my first ever "blister" from tegaderm. Maybe it was the location which was on the back of my thigh. Dunno. I do know that within 16 hours, I had a 1" thin, U-shaped blister and big ole raised red mark where the corner of the derm was located. So very attractive. Other than this issue, I'm approaching the peel...

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I am healing my with tegaderm for the first time, I am due to take it off tomorrow. I was just curious if anyone has had an "issue" (not sure if this even is an issue) where they don't have any ink/plasma build up under the bandage? It just seems weird to me, everything I read made it seem like there'd be a ton of gunk under it. I've had it on for 4 days now, and I applied it the day after I was tattooed. 

 

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37 minutes ago, erikazzed said:

I am healing my with tegaderm for the first time, I am due to take it off tomorrow. I was just curious if anyone has had an "issue" (not sure if this even is an issue) where they don't have any ink/plasma build up under the bandage? It just seems weird to me, everything I read made it seem like there'd be a ton of gunk under it. I've had it on for 4 days now, and I applied it the day after I was tattooed. 

 

it's different from person to person and tattoo and ink used,for instance when I get an all black tattoo,there is no plasma buildup under the dermal film i use,and with color tattoos I get all kinds of plasma buildup,also another method I always use now is I always wait 15 to 20 hours after the initial application of the tattoo to put on the dermal film,there is no plasma buildup that way.Anyway,don't worry about "no" buildup,it's normal and just fine IMO.

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@erikazzed Like Dan said, don't worry about it. You should be just fine. I've typically had more plasma gunk when

1) the tegaderm was applied either immediately (this happened twice)

or

2) I had a lot of color applied (generally wait at least 5 hours before applying but still had some gunk).

I've also had exactly no gunk a few times after waiting 5 hours to apply the dermal film.

Happy Healing!

 

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