Dermalize Protective Tattoo Film is the all-in-one tattoo aftercare solution for the initial healing stage of a tattoo

A thin self-adhesive film that provides a moist healing environment during the initial, and most critical, healing stage of a tattoo wound. It protects the new tattoo from friction and provides a WATERPROOF, ANTIBACTERIAL-BARRIER that prevents pathogens and external contaminants from entering the wound. The film is BREATHABLE, letting oxygen in and allowing excess moisture vapor to be released from the wound. It’s light to wear, FLEXIBLE and stretchable which allows it to be placed anywhere on the body and will stay put for up to several days.

Reduced scabbing, reduced risk of infection, no rubbing clothes or other external factors that will damage the tattoo. Just beautifully healed tattoos like you intended too!

Dermalize is available for professional tattoo artists in DERMALIZE PRO format (roll includes 10mt x 15cm), ideal for the first application after finishing the tattoo.

Dermalize Pro

For clients we offer Dermalize individual packages of 5 pre-cut sheets (15cm x 10cm) to continue the aftercare at home.

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Testimonials


A.D. Pancho

A.D. Pancho Dermalize

Alex De Pase

Alex De Pase Dermalize

Alvin Chong

Alvin Chong Dermalize

Andrea Lanzi

Andrea Lanzi Dermalize

Benjamin Laukis

Benjamin Laukis Dermalize

Brent McCown

Brent McCown Dermalize

Billi Murran

Billi Murran Dermalize

Carlos Rojas

Carlos Rojas Dermalize

Clod the Ripper

Clod the Ripper Dermalize

Dave Paulo

Dave Paulo Dermalize

David Corden

David Corden Dermalize

Jeff Gogue

Jeff Gogue Dermalize

Joshua Carlton

Joshua Carlton Dermalize

Marco Manzo

Marco Manzo Dermalize

Matteo Pasqualin

Matteo Pasqualin Dermalize

Moni Marino

Moni Marino Dermalize

Ralf Nonnweiler

Ralf Nonnweiler Dermalize

Randy Engelhard

Randy Engelhard Dermalize

Remis

Remis Dermalize

Riccardo Cassese

Riccardo Cassese Dermalize

Robert Zyla

Robert Zyla Dermalize

Sake

Sake Dermalize

Seunghyun Jo

Seunghyun Jo Dermalize

Steve Butcher

Steve Butcher Dermalize

Victor Chil

Victor Chil Dermalize

Yomico Moreno

Yomico Moreno Dermalize

How to use Dermalize


Before you start applying Dermalize make sure to wash your hands and put on clean surgical gloves. Measure the tattoo and cut pieces off the roll in sizes that you are comfortable to work with. Start by cleaning and drying the tattoo and surrounding skin. Apply a very thin layer of a non-mineral oil ointment on the tattoo. We recommend H2Ocean’s Aquatat as an ointment which works very efficiently with Dermalize.

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The first piece of Dermalize 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 excessive 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. When removing the film make sure to carefully wash the area with suggested H2Ocean’s non scented Blue Green Foam soap and water, and gently dry the tattoo. Apply a thin layer of H2Ocean’s Aquatat to the tattoo to ensure a moist healing under the Dermalize bandage. This will also make it easier to remove later on. This further application can be kept on for another 48 hours, up to 5 days, changing it when you deem it necessary. The total suggested use of Dermalize, covering all applications, is between three and six days.

N.B. if Dermalize 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. You may also use H2Ocean’s Aquatat to rub under the film with clean fingers to remove the glue.

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 Dermalize in a flat neutral position, the joints, knees and elbows should never be completely straight or bent when applying Dermalize.
  • 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.

Removing Dermalize from the skin

Follow these steps to remove Dermalize Protective Tattoo Film:

  1. Lift a corner of the film and stretch it horizontally along the skin surface to avoid breaking the adhesive bond.
  2. Continue stretching the edge of the film towards the center.
  3. When both sides of the film are partially removed, grab both sides at the same time and stretch them horizontally and parallel to the skin until the entire film lifts up.

In case the film is particularly resistant, you can use some warm water or H2Ocean’s Aquatat ointment to aid removing the adhesive from the skin.

FAQ


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 Dermalize. Continue to use Aftercare Instructions from your artist. We recommend using H2Ocean.com products as they have proved to be very efficacious after using Dermalize.

IMPORTANT: Dermalize should never be used on infected skin.

No worries, simply wash your tattoo with your fingertips (do not use a washcloth) with some warm water and a non-scented soap. We suggest H2Ocean.com Blue Green Foam Soap as it will not irritate your tattoo. If washing with soap does not totally remove the glue then use H2Ocean Aquatat to loosen the remaining glue.

No, usually it doesn't. The adhesive component of Dermalize will only stick to the dry skin around the tattoo; it won’t adhere to the weeping area of the tattoo wound. If used as intended, on a tattoo that is moist, it is not possible. To ensure the tattoo is moist and help alleviate the bandage sticking to the tattoo we recommend the use of a non mineral oil ointment like H2Ocean Aquatat applied thinly to the tattoo before applying Dermalize.

The first piece of Dermalize can be left on the skin up to 24 hours maximum, the exact time will depend on the amount of fluids the wound exudes, which will vary from person to person. In case of excessive bleeding or weeping the film can be replaced with another piece before (if bleeding is copious, you may remove the first application after 4, 6 or 8 hours). In most cases people choose to wear the first piece for 24 hours and this would be the best option. When removing the film we would suggest that you should carefully wash the area with H2Ocean’s Blue Green Foam soap and water, and gently dry the tattoo. Apply a thin layer of H2Ocean’s Aquatat to the tattoo to ensure a moist healing under the Dermalize bandage. This will also make it easier to remove later on. This further application can be kept on for another 48 hours, up to five days depending on the client's need (best by changing it every day). The total suggested use of Dermalize, including all applications, is between three and six days. Please make sure to change the film as many times as you deem necessary (also once a day, if you want). If you experience heat or pain from your tattoo please remove the Dermalize bandage and check in with your tattoo artist or doctor.

The ideal thing would be to keep the tattoo protected during the whole healing process (about 6 days) by changing it when necessary, that is to say, when it comes off, when it gets dirty, when there is too much bleeding inside, when you feel like washing your tattoo and replacing the film, etc.

Certainly! Dermalize is ideal for big tattoos, you can adapt it to any size by cutting various pieces of the roll to fit the tattoo. The film can be overlapped in areas that are not straight and will perfectly adhere to any part of the body.

Once you have removed the second application of Dermalize (or third or fourth one to cover a total period of 5-6 days) it’s not necessary to apply any more film to the tattoo. At this point the top layer of the skin will start to dry, and in most cases this will look as if the tattoo is covered with dry layer of skin. This top layer of skin will start peeling and flaking. Don’t be alarmed if these flakes contain some ink, this is perfectly normal. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to not scratch, pick or peel the skin as this could cause new wounds and scarring. It will all be done in a few days and the color of your tattoo will start to look as bright as the day you got it. Keep it moist with unscented lotion, preferably H2Ocean’s moisturizing products, for the duration of the healing process.

There is no need to worry, Dermalize will lock in those fluids produced by the body and will help to reduced scabbing. These fluids will sometimes even include some color of the ink, which is completely normal and doesn’t mean that your tattoo is fading. In some cases the body generates larger quantities of fluids. If you see fluids starting to drip from underneath the film you should remove the film, wash the area with water and possibly H2Ocean’s unscented Blue Green Foam soap and let it dry to apply new film. Make sure to leave about 3-5 cm of the film in contact with the dry undamaged skin around the tattoo for it to adhere properly.

Yes, you can shower and bathe normally. Dermalize 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.

We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to the sun. For tattoos to look vibrant, even when fully healed, it is important to use sun protection when being exposed to the sun for a prolonged time. Dermalize does not contain any kind of sun protection.

You should not apply Dermalize once scabbing has formed. The adhesive film sticks to dry skin and you risk the scab sticking to the film when the tattoo wound is not fresh. This could lead to pulling out the scabs when you remove the film and would so create new wounds. You could damage your tattoo as a result. We suggest you should wait to try Dermalize on your next tattoo and follow the instructions carefully to guarantee a correct healing of the tattoo. You may switch to a product line that we recommend to finish your healing process. We recommend H2Ocean’s products if you are going to switch products. Their products will assist you especially if your tattoo is scabbing.

Where to buy


DERMALIZE is only available to professional tattoo artists through tattoo distributors. Please contact your preferred distributor to purchase DERMALIZE.

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