The first piece of Dermalize Protective Tattoo Film can be replaced after 3/4 hours, the exact time will depend on the amount of fluids that the wound exudes: this will vary from person to person.
In most cases people choose to wear the first patch of Dermalize Protective Film for the first 24 hours, although we recommend 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 suggested Dermalize Soft Wash and water and gently dry the tattoo.
Apply a thin layer of Dermalize Velvet Cream on the tattoo to ensure a moist healing under the Dermalize bandage. This will also make it easier to remove it later on.
On the second day, repeat the operation at least twice during the day.
From the third day any further application of Dermalize Protective Film can be kept on for a variable amount of time, depending on the client’s need, changing it at least once within 24 hours until the tattoo is completely healed. The total suggested use of Dermalize, covering all applications, is between 6 and 7 days. At the end of the healing process, make sure to hydrate the skin with Dermalize Velvet Cream or any moisturizer of your preference.
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 6/7 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.