Changing your own Wrap
To apply it yourself, please make sure to follow these steps
Step 1: Peel up an edge or corner of the Second Skin, and slowly pull the film off. Do not pull it straight away from your skin; instead, pull the film back and across the skin while holding your skin taut.
Step 2: Clean the entire tattoo area using lukewarm water and non-scented soap to gently wash away any excess plasma, blood, or puss. Do not use a wash cloth or anything abrasive. Your hand is your best tool in this case! If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma (this is totally normal). Try to gently remove as much as possible, when plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates thick scabs.
Step 3: Take your new second skin bandage and size up where you are going to place the bandage. Use multiple pieces overlapping at least one inch if the tattoo is too large for a single piece. Remember to account for an extra inch on each side of the tattoo to cover un-tattooed dry skin.
Step 4: On the white paper side of the bandage, fold the tip of a corner so that you are able to peel the white sheet off of the clear side of the wrap.
Step 5: Smooth the Second Skin over the tattoo and push out any air bubbles. Once the Second Skin is in place, there may still be bubbles present. Try your best to push out these air bubbles but remember not to be too aggressive with your tattoo.
Step 6: Remove the supportive clear backing by peeling from the “wave”. Peel it evenly and slowly against yourself, rather than peeling it away from your body. Smooth the Second Skin over your tattoo and remove any excess air bubbles with a clean and dry toothpick. You should cut open any bubbles large enough to deal with, without pinching or making contact with your tattoo area.
If you develop an adverse reaction on the tattoo, discontinue use immediately and contact your artist for alternative healing treatment.