Choosing a tattoo bandage is often a tedious job for the tattoo artist. Typically, tattoo artists use non-adhesive gauze bandages or bandages with plastic wrap. If the tattoo is on the arm or leg, an elastic dressing retainer can be used to hold the gauze in place. Although not generally recommended, if a customer must use a bandage, the best tattoo bandage is one that doesn't stick to the skin and allows for good air circulation.

There are several factors that tattooists should consider when choosing a tattoo bandage in a tattoo studio, usually using non-adhesive gauze after the tattoo is complete. First, tattoo bandages should absorb exudates, including blood, excess ink, and any bandages should also provide some padding between sensitive skin and clothing for customer comfort.

Suppliers offer a variety of tattoo bandage options, including standard gauze, coated gauze, non-woven gauze, and plastic film. Other options, like elastic dressing holders, offer more choice. Since the bandage can only be worn for a few hours, as long as it doesn't stick to the skin or is latex-free, which tattoo bandage to choose is a matter of personal preference. What's more important is the choice of ointment and aftercare instructions for proper cleaning and dressing. Only ointments recommended by the artist should be used on new tattoos.


For customers, new tattoos require a certain level of care and attention in the first few weeks, at least until the skin heals. Every tattoo artist or tattoo studio will have a few different suggestions on how to preserve the color and appearance of a new tattoo, based on experience. In general, most tattoo artists advise against using tattoo bandages after the first few hours after they are done. However, after a tattoo is done, a bandage is necessary to absorb penetration, prevent bacteria, and provide a protective layer against irritation from clothing. Most tattoo artists recommend that the initial tattoo bandage be removed after a few hours. After removal, the most common advice is to leave the tattoo unbanded and allow the tattoo to breathe. If a tattoo bandage is required to protect clothing or keep the tattoo out of direct sunlight, the best option is non-stick gauze. Gauze can absorb excess leakage, prevent clothing from rubbing, and block sunlight. Due attention should be paid to the tattoo before applying the bandage. Apply an appropriate ointment to prevent dry skin. A new tattoo requires a certain level of care and attention during the first few weeks.

Post time: Feb-14-2022