By Lochlan Charlton

5 Reasons Why You Need Quality Tattoo Aftercare


Getting a new tattoo is a super exciting experience - but it’s important to remember that your tattoo journey doesn’t stop as soon as you leave the studio. Taking care of your new skin sticker is essential to ensure it heals properly, and that your tattoo looks great for years to come.
Snoop our 5 key pointers to looking after your tattoo the best way we know how ...



1. Prevent Infection
Keeping your tattoo clean is at the top of the list - remember your new tattoo is essentially an open wound and during the first few days of healing is incredibly vulnerable to bacteria and germs.
There’d be nothing worse than paying a weeks worth of rent for a new tattoo only for it to be ruined by nasty germs.
For the entire healing process of your new ink use Dr Pickles Antibacterial Hemp Foam Wash to wash and clean your tattoo - (please always remember to wash and clean your hands prior to touching your tattoo).



2. Soothe the Skin
Swelling and tenderness is a common side effect of getting a tattoo. Dr Pickles contains anti-inflammatory ingredients like hemp oil, organic aloe vera and fermented papaya to help reduce the swelling and discomfort associated with the healing process.



3. Promote Healing
The antiseptic and moisturising properties in Dr Pickles Tattoo Aftercare will help to speed up the healing process, as well as help your skin to remain health and protected while healing.



4. Prevent Scarring
Scabbing is part of the tattoo healing process and part of the bodies natural way of recovering the skin; it can cause discolouration, itching, and can cause scarring or damage to the tattoo ink if not managed and looked after properly.
Dr Pickles Tattoo Aftercare Balm can help prevent the discomfort during this process and provide moisture and protection to the effected area.



5. Keep Your Tattoo Looking Fresh
Quality tattoo aftercare is essential for the healing process of your new ink, but also for maintaining a healthy and vibrant tattoo for years to come. Dr Pickles Tattoo Aftercare range contains all the necessary anti- bacterial elements, but also has clean and natural ingredients which are vital in soothing, healing, and looking after your skin stickers.

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