You should not apply Dermalize Protective Film 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 Protective Film on your next tattoo and follow the instructions carefully to guarantee a correct healing of the tattoo. You may switch to our Dermalize Artcare line to finish your healing process. Our products will assist you especially if your tattoo is scabbing.