How long should I wear Dermalize? The first piece of Dermalize can be left on the skin up to 24 hours maximum, the exact time will depend on the amount of fluids the wound exudes, which will vary from person to person. In case of copious bleeding or weeping, the film can be replaced with another piece before (if bleeding is eccessive, you may remove the first application after 4, 6 or 8 hours). In most cases people choose to wear the first piece for 24 hours, but it is advisable to change it whenever it gets dirty, too loose or full of liquids. When removing the film we would suggest that you should carefully wash the area with H2Ocean’s Blue Green Foam soap and water and gently dry the tattoo. Apply a thin layer of H2Ocean’s Aquatat to the tattoo to ensure a moist healing under the Dermalize bandage. This will also make it easier to remove it later on. Any further application of Dermalize can be kept on for a variable amount of time, depending on the client's need (best by changing it every day). The total suggested use of Dermalize, including all applications, is between 6 and 7 days. Please make sure to change the film as many times as you deem necessary (also once a day, if you want). If you experience heat or pain from your tattoo, please remove the Dermalize bandage and check in with your tattoo artist or doctor. The ideal thing would be to keep the tattoo protected during the whole healing process (about 6/7 days) by changing it when necessary, that is to say, when it comes off, when it gets dirty, when there is too much bleeding inside, when you feel like washing your tattoo and replacing the film, etc.