Derma wrap is a great way to protect a new tattoo and keep it looking vibrant and healthy. It is important to know how long to leave the wrap on the tattoo in order to ensure the best results. This guide will walk you through the steps of how long to leave derma wrap on a new tattoo.
Step 1: Allow the tattoo to heal for a minimum of 48 hours before covering it with derma wrap.
Step 2: Clean the area around the tattoo with soapy water, and then pat it dry with a clean towel.
Step 3: Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the tattoo. This will help to keep the derma wrap in place.
Step 4: Apply the derma wrap to the tattoo, making sure to cover the entire area.
Step 5: Leave the derma wrap on for a maximum of 12 hours.
Step 6: Carefully remove the derma wrap and discard it.
Step 7: Wash the tattooed area with a gentle, non-scented soap and warm water.
Step 8: Pat the area dry with a clean towel.
Step 9: Apply a small amount of healing ointment to the tattoo, if desired.
Following these steps will ensure that your new tattoo is properly protected and allowed to heal properly. Remember to always follow the instructions of your tattoo artist and take the necessary steps to care for your tattoo.