Dr Pickles vs Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly was discovered in 1859 when American Robert Augustus Chesebrough noticed oil industry workers using a jelly-like by-substance from petroleum oil on their wounds and burns to try and help them heal. 

1924 Anglo-American Specialty Petroleum Jelly.

Petroleum Jelly creates a seal on top of the skin with a water-protective barrier but it can also trap in bacteria causing your tattoo to fade, or worse, become infected. For the best results in the successful healing of your tattoo it is recommended that you apply products which are specifically formulated for tattoo healing. 

Here at Dr Pickles, we have perfected Tattoo Aftercare Lifestyle Products using both fresh and fermented Australian pawpaw, coupled with hydrating D-Panthenol which helps to add vital nourishment to the skin.

Dr Pickles Original Formula Tattoo Balm is a moisture rich natural antiseptic that allows your skin to breathe and creates the perfect climate for a tattoo to heal and retain its original vibrancy.


Basically, a tattoo needs to be clean, exposed to air, and moisturized to heal properly. Get your hands on a tube of the Dr Pickles Tattoo Balm today!