How to Remove Adhesive Residue still Stuck to your New tattoo (after using Saniderm) (2023)


Using Saniderm or any type of second skin on a fresh new tattoo can (and usually is) great! Using these types of products heal the tattoo amazingly and takes away all the worries & stresses that the traditional aftercare process of a new tattoo usually have. But there can be a problem some people may face when using Saniderm… and that’s when you take these second skin sheets off. Sometimes you’ll see that it will leave behind sticky adhesive residue that’s still stuck to your skin and new tattoo! Now with this problem, it usually leaves many of you freaking out abit, wondering how to take it off without disturbing or damaging your new tattoo. Well in this video I have a representative from Saniderm here to help explain how to properly take this adhesive residue that’s still stuck to your skin off, so your new tattoo will be completely fine.

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So you're, probably here, because you have just taken sandoderma's second skin off and seen that there's, still some adhesion stuck to your skin and your new tattoo.

And now you're probably wondering and maybe even slightly freaking out a bit on what to do and how to go ahead and properly.

Take it off without damaging your new tattoo, and that new skin that it is on now I've had this happen to me multiple times in the past when I view saniderm and initially I freaked out too enough.

So that I went ahead myself and tried to find answers on how to go ahead and remove it.

Unfortunately, there isn't much information out there in terms of how to go ahead and properly.

Remove it without damaging or ruining your tattoo in any way.

The only thing I was able to find is this screenshot right here, which kind of helps, but it also kind of doesn't like it gives some insightful information in terms of what to do.

But at the same time, it doesn't like what oil am I supposed to be using vegetable oil, olive oil avocado oil, sesame seed, oil, peanut, oil motor oil, what oil and because this is a common thing that seems to happen to a lot of people I've had a lot of you guys reach out to me or comment in videos, asking how to properly go about, you know, removing it.

And unfortunately, all I'm able to really do is either copy and paste from what this says or send you that screenshot directly that is until now.

And until today, I actually have a representative from Sandra to come and kind of like explain this better and kind of inform you better on how to properly go about removing that adhesive that is still stuck to your skin.

After you remove the sander or the second skin.

And if you need to be worried or not what's up, guys, I'm, Reno, I'm, a representative here, Senator, uh, you'll often see me at trade shows or on the tick, tock channel.

So when it comes to, you know, keeping adhesive on your body for uh, multiple days, even a Band-Aid, which will generally leave a little line around it.

But especially in areas of your body that bend a lot they're almost guaranteed to have some leftover residue.

And if that residue doesn't just come right off in the first wash, sometimes it takes multiple washes with hot, soapy water to get if it's really just giving you issues.

We then recommend try using coconut oil or baby oil that will help loosen up the adhesive and get up under it and pull it out.

If you really just can't get it off.

You can always purchase medical grade adhesive, remover from your local pharmacy, such as Walgreens CVS Walmart that should definitely take the adhesive right off your skin.

Alright, guys.

So I.

Hope that helps explain things a little bit better in terms of how to go about taking the adhesive off.

Honestly, do not worry.

It will come off by itself from my experiences.

But yeah, if you want to try that oil method now that you kind of know which ones to use, and also maybe try to use that soap method first with a little bit of like a lukewarm water, try that first and then move on to it next.

And like that also screenshot says, try to wash the whole area once it has come off to get that oil off.

So your skin can breathe better now I want you guys to go ahead and give the video a big thumbs up.

So this can be spread to everybody that is having this problem.

And so this can be the number one video in terms of informing people on how to go go about fixing this problem that a lot of us seem to be having also make sure to stay tuned, because I have another video coming very soon featuring Reno about if when taking sander or any second skin off.

And it is stuck on that skin.

If your tattoo is ruined in any way, hope you guys enjoyed the video I will see you soon like always Justin out later, guys.


What to do if sticky residue is left from second skin on tattoo? ›

There's some leftover adhesive, how do I get it off? Massage some coconut oil (or our tattoo cream) into the area with clean hands. Let it sit for about a minute and then gently rub it off. If that doesn't do the trick, repeat the process.

Why is my tattoo sticky after removing Saniderm? ›

Additionally, the Saniderm adhesive can leave behind a small amount of sticky residue after removal. You can use Sanibalm or oil to remove any residue left behind. However, you will need to wash the area afterward, as oil may suffocate the skin pores and can cause irritation.

How do you clean a new tattoo after removing Saniderm? ›

Once you remove the saniderm from your tattoo, make sure to gently wash it with unscented antibacterial soap and pat or air dry. Apply a very thin layer of suggested aftercare ointment 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks, until the tattoo is fully healed (no more peeling, dry, or cracked skin).

What removes medical adhesive residue? ›

Rubbing alcohol is effective in dissolving most adhesives. Just put a small amount on a cotton ball, place it over the residue for a few seconds, then proceed to rub it off.

How long do you leave the sticky stuff on your tattoo? ›

If your artist bandaged your tattoo with a clear adhesive film like SANIDERM or TEGADERM, you can leave the film for up to 3 days. There may be a lot of fluid that builds up in the film and that's okay as long as nothing leaks in or out of the film.

How do you remove a sticky tattoo bandage? ›

To take the bandage off you must stretch from each side rather than peel it off like a Bandaid. When you stretch the bandage it allows the adhesive to come off the skin without disrupting the tattoo and taking any ink with it. Wash the tattoo with a mild, fragrance-free soap or warm water.

Why does my new tattoo feel sticky? ›

The moisturizer on the skin will come off, and the tattoo may appear as if it is oozing ink or a thick, sticky substance. This reaction is not usually a cause for concern, as it is just the excess fluid and ink from the tattoo process.

Can Saniderm mess up a tattoo? ›

Saniderm's adhesive will not attach to the weeping area (the oozy part) of a tattoo, therefore it can never damage or pull out ink. In fact, reports suggest that the colors of tattoos remain more vibrant after using Saniderm, compared to tattoos that have healed by other aftercare products.

Do tattoos still peel after Saniderm? ›

Saniderm allows the tattoo to breathe fully while protecting it and keeping the perfect moisture balance. In most cases the tattoo is healed once the Saniderm comes off, but there may be another day of two of peeling skin. There will be another week or so of the skin appearing dry, or even flaking.

Should I use Aquaphor after removing Saniderm? ›



What happens if you remove Saniderm too early? ›

What if my Saniderm Comes off Early? It is okay if your Saniderm Bandage begins to peel off early. If this happens, remove the tattoo wrap and apply a new tattoo bandage as needed. For further information on this, check out our full article on using multiple bandages in succession!

Can I use Aquaphor after Saniderm? ›

Saniderm is breathable and waterproof so you can shower with it on, but DO NOT use hot water. Let your tattoo fully dry for 10 minutes after you wash it before applying Aquaphor or lotion. Pat dry immediately after washing then let it air dry.

What dissolves tissue glue? ›

Apply acetone.

Use a cotton ball or cloth soaked in acetone to gently rub the glue stain.

What is the easiest way to remove medical adhesive? ›

Take a warm wet washcloth and place it over the tape for 10-15 minutes, and slowly peel the tape back. If it is still to sticky, rewarm to cloth and try again. Take a long bath, effectively soaking the taped area. It should be a bit soggy and less adhesive, making it easier to peel off.

How do you dissolve tissue adhesive? ›

Tissue adhesive can be removed with acetone. It can also be removed with antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly.

How long does it take for surgical glue to wear off? ›

It takes only a few minutes to set. The glue usually forms a scab that peels or falls off in 5 to 10 days.

What product removes sticky residue from skin? ›

Goo Gone Bandage Adhesive Remover For Skin - 8 Ounce - Safe Method to Remove Sports Tape, KT Tape, Temporary Tattoos, Ink, Medical Bandages and More.

What is the fluid build up under Saniderm? ›

It's normal to experience a buildup of fluid beneath the Saniderm. This fluid is primarily comprised of plasma and ink, and may be thick and dark in color; this is normal, and not a cause for concern. If you experience redness and itchiness around the edges of the Saniderm, peel it back and trim off the excess.

How often should you wash your tattoo after taking off Saniderm? ›

Remove the bandage, wash your hands – then gently wash the new tattoo with Dial Antibacterial Unscented hand soap and warm water. You will want to do this 3 times a day for about a week after getting the tattoo. Stick to unscented until the tattoo is healed to avoid a nasty stinging sensation on your fresh tattoo.

How many days should you keep Saniderm on? ›

Keep the Saniderm on for a minimum of 24 hours, and a maximum of 4-5 days. The longer you are able to keep it on, the more your tattoo will be able to heal while bandaged.

Why is my healing tattoo sticky? ›

Under the second skin, the tattoo will go gooey, this is normal and will be absorbed back into your skin helping keep the tattoo moist. You may need to trim some edges down to help stop it peeling off and accidentally catching on clothing.

Are air bubbles in Saniderm bad? ›

While an air bubble under Saniderm is not necessarily “bad,” it will likely cause problems with adhesion further on down the line.

How often should I moisten my new tattoo? ›

After getting a tattoo, you should moisturize it daily for at least 10 to 14 days. Respecting these timeframes is absolutely crucial because, if your skin dries out, you are likely to get very disappointing results.

What does a bad reaction to Saniderm look like? ›

If swelling, discomfort, or redness occurs on the skin outside of the tattoo (but under the bandage) you may be having an allergic reaction or adhesive sensitivity. When the symptoms are moderate to severe, remove the bandage and clean the area with a mild soap immediately.

Is a tattoo healed after a week with Saniderm? ›

During the first week, with the Saniderm on, the body will heal the tattoo better than any ointments or creams. Once you pull the Saniderm off after a week or so, the tattoo should be healed up! You'll just want to apply a non-scented lotion periodically to keep it moist.

What happens if a tattoo dries under Saniderm? ›

If your tattoo IS scabbing underneath Saniderm, as long as there are no signs of infection or contamination, we recommend leaving the bandage on. Removing Saniderm from a scabbing tattoo may pull the scabs off prematurely, disturbing the ink and resulting in color and detail loss.

Is it normal for ink to stick to Saniderm? ›

It's totally normal for your Saniderm tattoo bandage to fill with plasma, ink, and blood. You may also see a dark brown liquid that sits on your tattoo under the bandage.

When should I stop using Aquaphor on my new tattoo? ›

Use the Aquaphor for the first 2-3 days then switch to a regular FRAGRANCE-FREE lotion such as Lubriderm, or any other fragrance-free brand.

How long to use Aquaphor after removing Saniderm? ›

After removing the wrap from your tattoo:

Apply a thin film of "Aquaphor" as needed to keep moisturized for the next 3-4 days (1 day if Saniderm was used). Blot any excess amount!

What lotion is best after Saniderm? ›

Immediately after your new tattoo

If using Saniderm, you don't need to apply anything to your tattoo before applying the bandage. However, you're welcome to apply an extremely thin layer of an aftercare product specifically designed for tattoos. Personally, we use and recommend Sanibalm for this.

Why does my tattoo look smudged under the wrap? ›

Your tattoo will still be weeping some ink/blood/other fluid for the first day or so. This discharge can get stuck under the bandage and cause it to look blurry or even like there is a thick colored film over the entire area. This is ok!

How many times can you put Aquaphor on a new tattoo? ›

It is important to use Aquaphor ointment on your freshly tattooed skin if you want to heal it quickly and with minimal discomfort. In general, the best practice is to apply a thin layer of Aquaphor two to three times per day for five days, while making sure you keep the tattoo clean and dry in between applications.

How do you remove sticky residue from plastic wrap? ›

How To Remove Sticky Residue From Plastic
  1. Apply a small amount of warm vegetable oil to the areas and then let it soak into the area for a couple of hours.
  2. Then set a hair dryer to warm and use it to soften the glue.
  3. Wipe away any residue that loosens and continue to do so until all of the sticky residue is removed.

How do you remove sticker residue from plastic wrap? ›

If you want to know how to get sticker residue off plastic, wood, or glass, rubbing alcohol is an effective solvent that's safe for most surfaces. Vodka is a good substitute. Wet a paper towel or clean rag with rubbing alcohol, and rub the residue to lift it off.

What chemical removes plastic wrap? ›

To the people asking about removing the protective plastic film stuck on stainless steel appliances, nail polish remover with acetone works perfect.

Will sticker residue go away? ›

Rubbing alcohol and vodka are popular methods for removing sticker residue because they're safe to use on a variety of surfaces such as wood, plastic and glass. To remove sticker residue with rubbing alcohol, apply it to a cloth until wet and rub the residue away.

Can petroleum jelly remove sticker residue? ›

You can also remove sticker residue from your laptop with the help of oil-based substances like petroleum jelly, lotion, olive oil, mineral oil, and more. These substances are capable of moisturizing the stock and loosening the residue, making it easier for you to get it off your laptop.

Can acetone remove sticker residue from plastic? ›

Acetone is a powerful solvent that will quickly remove just about any sticky adhesive residue,” Peters explains. Simply apply a few drops to a cotton ball and rub off the sticker.

How long do I leave the sticky plastic on my tattoo? ›

⏳ How long should I keep my tattoo covered with cling film? After you leave the salon or your tattoo artist, you need to keep the tattoo wrapped for 2-4 hours if you use simple cling wrap (plastic foil). If you have a protective tattoo film, then keep it for 3-5 days.

What is the brown stuff under Saniderm? ›

It's totally normal for your Saniderm tattoo bandage to fill with plasma, ink, and blood. You may also see a dark brown liquid that sits on your tattoo under the bandage. How much fluid is dependent on a number of factors. In fact, it's totally normal for your Saniderm to fill with very little or quite a bit of fluid.

What should a tattoo look like after Saniderm? ›

Its normal for your saniderm to fill with plasma, ink and blood. It typically creates a dark brown liquid that sits on your tattoo under the plastic. Leave it Alone. After a couple of days, the liquid will start to harden up under the saniderm.

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