Taopatch Skin & Other Strong Adhesive Tapes for Skin Use With Taopatch

Taopatch can be attached to specific acupuncture points on the body using adhesive tapes. There are many skin tapes available in the market. We have asked our existing customers to know which ones they are using with their patches.

Here are examples of adhesive tapes you can use with Taopatch:

3M Medical Transpore Tape

This is the most popular tape amongst our customers, so much so that we decided to include a roll in each order of Taopatch.

Here are the pros of using this tape:

  • Strong stickiness: This tape is very strong and can stick through sweat and hair with no issues.
  • Waterproof: They are waterproof and can stay on in the shower or swimming with them.
  • Breathable: 3M Transpore take is breathable thanks to the tiny holes in the tape which allows moisture trapped in between the tape and skin to pass through.

And here are the cons:

  • Adhesive residue: The tape may leave some adhesive residue on the skin or on the patch which can easily be removed using a natural oil or simply rubbing it off with a damp cloth.
  • Not for sensitive skin: Because it can stick on the skin very well, removing it may sometimes pull hair or irritate sensitive skin.

3M Nexcare Waterproof Tape

Our second runner-up, this tape is more suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Here are the pros and cons to this tape:


  • Waterproof: It is waterproof provided you attach them on dry skin.
  • Strong stickiness: Sticks well on the skin.
  • Flexible: This tape can conform and bends with body movements.
  • No residue: It does not leave a sticky residue behind on the skin.


  • Hair: This tape does not stick well on hair if you have plenty of it.
  • Expensive: It is several times more expensive than the 3M Transpore tape.
  • Easy to use: It does not tear as easily as the Transpore tape.

3M Micropore Paper Tape

Also, an option for sensitive skin although not as durable as the previous tapes.


  • Gentle on skin: It is not as hard on the skin because it does not stick as strongly as the other 2 tapes. Advisable to use for the first 3 weeks of taking the patches on and off.
  • Affordable: This tape is more affordable than the 3M Transpore tape.
  • Breathable: Air can pass through the tape allowing the skin beneath it to breathe.


  • Not waterproof: It is not waterproof.
  • Not Flexible: This tape does not conform well with body movements.

3M Nexcare Durable Cloth Tape


  • Strong Stickiness: This tape can stick well on the skin and also on clothing materials.
  • Residue-Free: This tape does not leave any sticky residue behind.
  • Affordable: Its price is comparable to the price of the cheapest 3M tape.
  • Breathable: Air can pass through allowing the skin underneath to breathe.
  • Strong: This tape is widely used to secure splints due to its strength.


  • Not waterproof: Does not work well with in water therefore not advisable to use while showering or swimming.
  • Not Flexible: This tape does not conform well with body movements.
  • Not easy to use: It can tear straight but not as easily as the 3M Transpore.

And keeping the best for last…

Taopatch Skin

Taopatch®️ Skin is an advanced hypoallergenic skin adhesive patch made with the latest generation materials, to be used especially with Taopatch®️ devices.

It is water and sweat resistant, ideal for swimming and sports, lasts for 5-7 days.

It is very flexible and this so it will conform well with body movements.

Very easy to use, watch the video below on how to use it.  

Taopatch® Skin Video Tutorial ITA-ENG from Taopatch on Vimeo.

Advisable to be used from the 4th week of using Taopatch when you are already wearing the devices 24/7.

We recommend using the regular adhesive tape that was provided in your order for the first 3 weeks of use since you have to take the patches on and off every day.

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