EVERY body is different, therefore every application of TransTape will be different and as our bodies develop more into the way we want, our own applications will change too. That’s what’s so great about TransTape. As we change, it will change with us. Here are some helpful hints our creators and users have found to work for them.
ALWAYS practice safe binding techniques with TransTape and all binding methods
ALWAYS cover your nipples, they tend to be a sensitive area.
NEVER wrap TransTape all the way around the chest and back. Wrapping all the way or too tightly can/will cause breathing issues, organ failure, or skin irritation
NEVER stretch skin or TransTape tightly; you want to give the appearance of pectoral muscles, no one is truly flat
When applying TransTape, make sure the skin is free of lotions and oils, as this will loosen the adhesion
If applying more than 1 strip, make sure the second strip is long enough to surpass the first strip. There must be complete skin contact for TransTape to last multiple days of wear
Try not raising your arm up while laying TransTape under your armpit. This causes the skin to stretch when taped. When the arm is lowered back down the TransTape will have a wrinkled appearance causing blisters and irritation due to over stretching and will be very painful
Always use sharp scissors for the best results. Dull scissors will fray the ends causing TransTape to curl up
Either after swimming or showering you may want to dry your TransTape off. We recommend wiping from the center of the nipple outwards towards the armpit and sternum. Avoid rubbing in a back and forth motion as this will cause the corners to curl up, collect lint and lose adhesion
Use a hairdryer on cool or low heat to dry TransTape quickly or lightly pat with a towel and let air dry
Take special care when removing TransTape. Our adhesive was designed to withstand multiple days of wear with water use, regular showering and heavy activity, dirt and sweat involved. We recommend rubbing TransTape with oil and removing TransTape in the shower with hot water.
Always pull TransTape in the direction that it was adhered; if you apply from nipple to armpit, remove nipple to armpit.
As you put tension on TransTape, simultaneously rub the adhesive side with oil to loosen the connection with the skin
Go slow! Ripping fast does not save you from any pain, it makes it much worse. By pulling TransTape quickly you are removing layers of delicate skin. It is very important to treat our skin and chest with love and respect if we want our bodies to remain healthy and happy. It is especially important to those of us that do plan to have top surgery that we aren’t abusing our skin but allowing it to restore, rejuvenate and maintain elasticity. Take time to massage your chest with healing oils on your rest nights. Although it is safe to sleep in TransTape, we do recommend a minimum of 2 nights per week that you dedicate as your rest days. We suggest overnight because 1) you won’t have to be awake to experience it 2) it is typically the longest period of time you will go without having to interact with people, and 3) you can oil yourself up and not have to worry about ruining a cool shirt
PROTECTING SENSITIVE SKIN:
If your skin is prone to breakouts and irritation or rashes easily, take extra care for your skin and it will reward you.
Rub or pat the application sight with “Milk of Magnesia” and allow to completely dry. Once dry, wipe off excess with your hand (milk of magnesia may cause adhesion to loosen on the corners, removing the excess may help)
Always remove TransTape slowly to avoid added sensitivity
Coconut oil may be rubbed on the skin after removal of TransTape to soothe and replenish the skin
Diaper cream or ointment maybe applied to irritated areas.