SkinLock is a transparent liquid tattoo sealant which instantly locks in your ink, promotes fast healing and protects the integrity of your fresh tattoo. SkinLock replaces all of those messy bandages and plastic wraps with the most effective and vibrant results that will make your artwork stand out for a lifetime.
Preserve your art from the start!
SkinLock is an innovative solution for an immediate care of a fresh tattoo that eliminates petroleum-based ointments and secondary dressings by forming a translucent, protective coating that helps promote healing and prevent infection. Protect your your art immediately after the tattoo is completed by applying a thin layer of SkinLock gel followed by 1-2 pumps of SkinLock Sealant Spray. The sealing process occurs quickly and continues to strengthen for 30 minutes after the application. SkinLock stays on the skin for 2 hours and then can be washed off. After that, your regular aftercare regimen can begin. No need for messy bandages or wraps... all you need is SkinLock for a couple of hours. Just keep it moist and out of the sun once you've washed it off.
Can I get more spray? I’ve run out of spray but still have hydrogel packets left…
Yes. You may purchase an extra spray bottle. But be aware that you are using too much spray per packet. There is enough spray in each bottle to apply up to five sprays per packet. A typical tattoo will require only 2-3 sprays, so there’s more than enough spray for the 24 packets contained in each box.
If I have excess hydrogel remaining in a packet, can I use it on another tattoo?
No. Hydrogel packets are single-use only. There is enough hydrogel in each packet to cover a single tattoo area of approximately 10" x 24", so it is normal to have excess hydrogel left over for smaller tattoos. Once a packet is opened and used once, it should be immediately discarded along with the excess hydrogel remaining inside. Do not store open packets for future use.
Is stinging normal?
Yes. A mild stinging sensation is normal (and temporary). That’s the antiseptic alcohol working which helps to establish a clean, antimicrobial environment for proper healing. If the client is experiencing a "strong" stinging sensation, it usually means that either too much spray was applied or the spray bottle was held too close to the area. Hold the sprayer further back and reduce the amount of spray used. It typically requires only a couple of MISTING sprays to do the job. Direct, excessive spraying is not necessary and will contribute to increased stinging. Clients should be aware of the possibility of stinging, especially on sensitive areas, prior to application.
How long should I leave SkinLock applied my fresh tattoo? Is it harmful to leave it on too long?
For best results, leave SkinLock applied the skin for at least three hours. At this point, it will have done its job and there are no additional benefits. Wash it off with warm water and begin your aftercare procedure as recommended by your artist. There’s no harm to leaving it on longer, but clients should monitor the area to make sure that the tattoo remains clean and moist at all times for best results.
What should I do once SkinLock is applied?
Use the same care and precautions as you would with every fresh tattoo:
- Keep it clean;
- Keep it moist;
- Avoid direct sunlight;
- Do not get it wet.