Tattoos and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – should we be worried?

The Coronavirus has the entire world scared. Some are saying sure, it’s just like the flu; but with the death rate rising rapidly, we are all on high alert.

So, if you have just gotten a new tattoo – should you be extra vigilant because of the nasty virus that’s getting around?

The answer to this is YES.

While there is no evidence to say that Coronavirus could be spread through an open wound (such as a tattoo) we think you can never be too careful!

The recommendation to prevent the spread of Coronavirus include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

There is no real evidence yet of how long this strain of Coronavirus can live on a surface or whether there is any chance of it spreading via skin contact; but we say prevention is just as important as a cure!

Keep your tattoo clean, avoid any infections, keep yourself healthy – and wash your hands!

With shopping centres running low on many hygiene items such as hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes, it’s good to know that Dr Pickles has you covered.

Did you know that your Dr Pickles Antibacterial Tattoo Foam Wash is exactly the product you need to help protect yourself from bacteria.

Dr Pickles Antibacterial Tattoo Foam Wash is a soothing aloe-based sanitising foam that is popular with tattoo enthusiasts.

However, because it is an antibacterial wash, it can be used to clean your hands and remain germ-free.

Dr Pickles have combined the active ingredient that is used to sanitise contact lenses, with nutrients derived from raw coconut oil with organic aloe to create a gentle, but potent bacterial agent. This product is used both by tattoo artists and customers.  Tattoo artists use this product while they are tattooing; and then by the individual to keep the new tattoo clean and sanitised.

But while facing a spreading virus with no end in sight, we say use this product to clean your hands! It’s packed full of enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals and with added Aloe & Hemp Oil to provide moisture and hydration to sensitive skin. 

Dr Pickles Antibacterial Foam Wash is Australian made, Vegan Friendly and is a natural antiseptic. Visit the website for more information and to place your order.

Dr Pickles products are available at all leading tattoo studios, in Woolworths Supermarkets Nationally and online at  

In addition the recommended tattoo aftercare products include Dr Pickles Original Formula Tattoo Balm, a Vegan Paw Paw Balm, SPF 50 Dry Touch Sunscreen, and 3 in1 Wash (choice of Peppermint & Hemp Oil or Citrus & Hemp Oil)

Visit Dr Pickles website for more products, and tips on caring for your tattoo.