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Tattoo Green Soap


Tattoo experts and tattoo artists make use of the Tincture Green Soap – before, during, and after a tattoo procedure. This Green Soap is a therapeutic soap that is not available in local stores. It can only be purchased from medical and tattoo supply companies. The name “green soap” was formulated by tattoo artists. Tattoo artists use this by placing the soap into a spray container or bottle and then dilute it with water prior to a tattoo procedure. The spray container let the artist spread the solution to client's skin without even touching it. This is to ensure sanitation and to maintain hygiene throughout the procedure. 

Tincture Green Soap disinfects and sanitises the skin of the client prior to tattooing. The tattoo artist then wipes the client's skin with disposable paper towel after spraying green soap onto the skin while wearing a fresh pair of nitrile gloves. The green soap moistens the client’s skin at the same time cleaning the area to prepare it for hair removal. While the green soap is still on the client’s skin, the tattoo artist removes the hair through shaving the body part in order to put a stop to ingrown hairs from the needle entering the skin and to have no difficulty during stencil transfer. 

Subsequent to the shaving of the hair in the area where the client decided to put the tattoo, the tattoo artist will use another disposable paper towel to wipe the skin and use the green soap again to remove any loose hair. Then, the tattoo artist will spray the skin once again to moisten the clean and shaven skin. When the stencil for the tattoo design is applied, you will be asked by the artist to stand still. 

What is a stencil by the way? A tattoo stencil is a sketch of your tattoo design on transfer paper, which the tattoo artist makes use of as a reference while doing your tattoo. The artist will strip the stencil paper off after a minute or two and will ask whether you approve the positioning and the size of your chosen design. If it comes to the point where the design is improperly placed or it needs to be removed due to a last minute design change, the tattoo artist will use the green soap and wipe it again with a paper towel to remove the stencil. 

Green soap is free from dyes and has low alcohol content, the green soap also serves as a cleaning agent during a tattoo procedure. For the duration of your tattoo procedure, the tattoo artist will wipe the excess ink off the tattoo while performing the outline and shading. With this, the tattoo artist will be able to have a quick look to the next line in design and examine the previous lines or shading just in case additional ink is required. Once the tattoo is finished, the artist will clean excess ink, and blood using the green soap. 

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  • Matthew Nelson