Most people that get their first tattoo face a challenge when caring for their fresh tattoo. They barely understand why they need to wrap their tattoo, when to cover it, how long to wrap it, and the best material to use in wrapping. We are here to help guide you through and what you need to know about covering your tattoo.
What Is Tattoo Covering?
A tattoo is made of several tiny holes on the skin. If left uncovered, the small holes might attract disease-causing organisms that will infect the tattoo area, thereby slowing its recovery. Moreover, the fresh tiny tattoo holes often leak of plasma and blood that can soil your dress or bed linen.
Tattoo covering is the vital process which keeps your fresh tattoo free from organisms and debris that can trigger an infection, protect your clothing from blood stains, and accelerate your tattoo’s healing process.
Besides, the tattoo covering shields you from the pain that could result when the fresh tattoo rubs against your clothes, footwear, and any other objects.
How Long Should You Cover Your Tattoo?
In the real sense, the duration of covering up your tattoo differs depending on the size of the tattoo, level of tattoo seepage, personal preferences, and the type of wrap used on the tattoo.
You should leave your tattoo covering for a minimum of two hours. Sometimes, you may want to keep the wrap overnight if it is large, seeps a lot, and it is located in an area that is likely to come in contact with your bed linen.
Due to this time variation, we recommend that you stick to the time recommended by your tattoo artist. They understand your tattoo better than the internet or somebody else.
What Is Used To Cover Tattoos?
Your tattoo artist can choose to cover the tattoo using a sterile bandage, plastic wraps, or transparent adhesive bandages. While all types of dressing work better we recommend H2Ocean’s D-Lize Pro Sheets adhesive bandage to other products.
Why is a transparent adhesive bandage better than other tattoo wraps? Sterile dressings feel bulky, and they cannot cling to your skin for an extended time. On the other hand, plastic covers are not breathable. They can be uncomfortable to use for long hours, and they can significantly reduce the tattoo’s recovery time if used for prolonged periods.
Unlike other types of a bandage, transparent adhesive bandages like H2Ocean’s D-Lize Pro Sheets, one of best brands in the market, is easy to apply, it feels comfortable on the fresh wound, and it does not ooze. Its breathable nature facilitates oxygen circulation to your wound while releasing excess moisture from the skin.
Furthermore, the transparent adhesive bandage’s waterproof nature protects your wound during the shower, and it gives maximum protection against bacteria. FDA and EU approve it as an effective wound care product.