Bandages

Many people use different materials as bandage coverings. Some use a non-stick bandage like a Td fa-pad or Release, (a non-stick dressing). For forger work, a Pamper makes a great covering. They don't dry into a tattoo and at the same time, provide a padded cushion. You can even halve or quarter them for smaller pieces and secure with Dermalit<i tape.

The most popular covering though, is Hindi-Wrap. The reason for this is that people who have just received a tattoo want to show it oft If they can t see through he covering they are going to open up the bandage so they can sneak a peek. Then the bandage gets handled too much and becomes dirty. Handi-Wmpis ideal because some other brands are a little too sticky to work with.

The trouble with using gauze is that in a couple of hours when the customer begins to remove their bandage, the cloth sticks to the clotting scab. When they pull n off. it starts the tattoo to bleed all over again and they have an unwanted mess. It will also pull out more ink and weaken the tattoo design. Handi-Wrap is great in that it just slides off the tattoo with no hang ups.

As soon as you are done wiping the tattoo clean and have wiped a big enough area for the tape to stick, and you've just covered the tattoo with some Bacitracin, take the Handi-Wrap and carefully pull out a nice strip and throw it away. (This step is to make sure you have a clean piece.) Tear out another strip big enough to cover-up the entire tattoo with about one inch extra on ail sides. Thpe it securely with Dermaltte tape (a hypoallergenic paper tape that sticks great to skin, but can be taken off without too much pain).

COVERING A FRESH TATTOO

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COVERING A FRESH TATTOO

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When all this isdone.thecustomeris ready to go home. Ifitbleedsalittle on the way, tell them that this Is all right and to keep it wiped up and clean until the bandage comes off.

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