Hypafix locks in the body’s natural fluids and enzymes, which would otherwise be lost to evaporation or scabbing. These fluids keep cells hydrated, and more effectively break down and remove dead tissue, so growth of new cells is stimulated and pain is significantly reduced. Hypafix provides a barrier against dirt, bacteria, and friction; while at the same time being completely breathable – inviting oxygen to the skin and eliminating bacteria growth.
What do we want you to do?
You are to keep the bandaid on for minimum of 4 days-Max of 7, removing the morning of the 7th day. when removing, have a shower and remove at the end of shower. Peel hypafix off slowly. Wash any blood or fluids from your tattoo massaging with your fingertips and a light soap. NEVER USE A BAR OF SOAP. Dry tattoo with paper towel once you exit shower.
This bandage is waterproof (however using a loofa or any soaps with any sort of scrubs in it, i.e- coconut shells, micro beads, etc. is NOT recommended as it will lift off the adhesive. Baths, Saunas, Hot Tubs and still bodies of water are also NOT recommended, so keep showers short. )
This bandage IS pet friendly and does not allow pet dander of any sort inside your tattoo.
THE ONLY time the bandage is to be removed before the 4-7 days is if the bandage lifts and or fluid leaks outside of the bandage and your new tattoo is exposed, if that does happen, remove bandage as it is no longer sealed, no longer sanitary, and no longer doing you and benefits. With that being said. The bandage will ‘bubble’ due to the ‘pooling’ of fluid underneath. DO NOT pop that ‘bubble’ the fluid will reabsorb in the first 20-36hours of the tattoo.
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My 4-7 days are up, now what?
Now that it has been a full 4-7 days and you are ready to take off your bandage. It is recommended to get into the shower and do everything you have to do, ( water and steam will help ‘soften’ the adhesive of the bandage), then after your skin has had a chance to get warm and soften you can pick a corner or edge and S-L-O-W-L-Y start to peel back your bandage.
Slowly remove the bandage away from the skin. You will notice it looks as if the tattoo came off with the Hypafix , what you are seeing is the parts of the tattoo that would have heavily scabbed for you. DO NOT be alarmed, it’s a good thing! This bandage is designed for the result of virtually no scabbing or peeling, which is normally the most irritating stage of getting a tattoo.
Once the bandage has been removed, give it a rinse down with anti-bacterial soap and warm water (sunlight, dawns blue and/or Palmolive dish soaps are a great choice. Again NOTHING with a strong scent or scrub . Also, NEVER a bar of soap. Bars of soap are a FEEDING ground for nasty bacteria you do NOT want going into a fresh wound.) Remove any blood or plasma that may be left between the bandage and tattoo itself, Work up a soapy lather in your newly washed hands and massage the soap over your tattoo in circular motion, paying attention in removing and extra fluid.
After you are done washing you tattoo and have excited the shower, pat down your tattoo with paper towel.
(NEVER use a towel or facecloth or toilet paper or any other piece of clothing, to dry tattoo. They all have fibres that can be wiped into the fresh tattoo that can cause it to get irritated.)
Wait a minimum of 6 hours before applying your lotion (non-scented white lotion or 2-3 times a day, until healed, peeled, and all taken care of. when applying lotion , only use enough to moisten and NOT saturate)
**** Remember to always keep your tattoo clean****
Have fun, enjoy and Happy Healing!!