Inside: How is Cohesive Wrap Used for Tattoos?
How is Cohesive Wrap Used for Tattoos?
A cohesive bandage can be used to protect new tattoos. Since it won’t stick to the skin, it won’t irritate or damage the new tattoo, but it will stay secure and keep dirt and sunlight off.
This self-adhesive and multipurpose bandage is designed to firmly secure wound dressings and compresses. Extra flexible and comfortable to wear, it can also be used for the support of joints. The Hansaplast Cohesive Bandage is easy to use at home. It is hand-tearable and sticks to itself.
Simply wrap the cohesive bandage around your head, press the layers together, and tape over with PVC tape.
It can be reapplied and reused. Because cohesive bandage doesn’t rely on adhesive for its sticking properties, it does not lose its stick. So if you don’t get the tape job right the first time you can just unpeel it and try again.
Wrapping Your Tattoo
Wrap the tattoo after the first night (wearing breathable clothes over it is fine as long as they are not causing friction. (Keeping tattoos wrapped in plastic or bandages will stop air from getting to the tattoo, slow healing, and make gross stuff grow in there.)
You’ll need to keep your tattoo wrapped in cling film form one to three days. Depending on the size of your artwork this may be longer and your artist will let you know but a general rule of thumb is Small line-work pieces – one to two days.
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