Things You Need to Know about Tattoo Green Soap
The Tattoo Green Soap can be one of the most important things a tattoo artist use, but what is it for? And why is it important? Read through to know about the important details about the Tattoo Green Soap.
First off, what is tattoo green soap?
Green soap is a vegetable oil-based, water-soluble, environmentally safe soap that's commonly used in tattoo and piercing studios. Unlike traditional soap mixes, most green soap is plant-based and earth-friendly. It is called "green soap" by tattoo artists, who place the soap into a spray bottle and dilute the soap with water prior to the tattoo procedure. The spray bottle allows the tattoo artist to apply the solution to clients' skin without even touching a client's skin, to keep the procedure safe and sanitary.
Tattoo Green Soap is called “green” because of its green tint, and not its ectoplasmic colouring. It is a dye-free soap. The colour you see came from glycerin and vegetable oil that was used during the manufacturing process.
How is it used?
The solution of the soap sanitises the skin before and after the tattooing process. The client’s skin is wiped with disposable paper towel after spraying green soap onto the skin, while wearing a fresh pair of tattoo gloves, of course. The green soap will then moisten the skin in preparation for the hair removal. This area will then be shaved to prevent ingrown hairs from the needle entering the skin and for ease of stencil transfer.
Once the skin has been shaved, the skin will be wiped again with paper towel and green soap to remove any loose hair. The skin will then be sprayed using a tattoo spray to moisten the skin. After that, the skin will be ready for the stencil. A tattoo stencil is an outline of your tattoo design on transfer paper, which will be used as a reference while performing your tattoo.
After being tattooed, the skin will be wiped clean from the blood and excess ink. Green soap will again be used to clean and ensure the newly tattooed skin is sanitised, before putting the bandage. Most tattoo artists recommend leaving the bandage on for several hours or until you arrive home.
Tattoo green soap should always be used with care, as with any other material used in this process. Transmission of diseases such as hepatitis C is possible if a tattoo artist cross contaminates the spray bottle containing the green soap. To prevent contamination, the tip of the spray bottle should never come into contact with a client's skin. Tubes from the tattoo machine are not sterile after being sprayed and cleaned by Tincture of Green Soap. In cleaning the tattoo tubes, Tincture of Green Soap should never be used to replace an ultrasonic and autoclave.
- Matthew Nelson