Things You Need to Know about Tattoo Green Soap - Buy Tattoo Green Soap Online
Tattoo Green Soap is one of the most important things a tattoo artist uses, but what is it for? And why is it important? Read through to find out important details about Tattoo Green Soap!
First off, what is tattoo green soap?
Green soap is a vegetable oil-based, water-soluble, environmentally safe soap that is 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 client's skin without even touching the client, to keep the procedure safe and sanitary. The Magnum Tattoo Supplies Antibacterial Green Soap is enriched with Aloe vera, and is naturally soothing to the skin.
Tattoo Green Soap gets its name due to its green tint and not its ectoplasmic colouring. It is actually a dye-free soap. The colour you see comes from glycerine and vegetable oil, which are used during the manufacturing process.
How is it used?
The soap solution sanitises the skin before and after the tattooing process. First, the client's skin is sprayed with the green soap solution before being wiped down with disposable paper towel (all while wearing a fresh pair of tattoo gloves, of course). The green soap helps to moisten the skin ahead of the hair removal. This area is then shaved to prevent ingrown hairs caused by the needle entering the skin and for ease of stencil transfer. Once shaved, the skin will then be wiped down again with green soap to remove any loose hair.
A tattoo spray can then be used to finish preparing the skin ahead of the stencil transfer. A tattoo stencil is an outline of your tattoo design on transfer paper, which will be used as a reference while performing the tattoo.
After tattooing, the skin will be wiped clean of blood and excess ink. Green soap will be used again to clean and ensure the newly tattooed skin is sanitised, before applying 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 also not sterile after being sprayed and cleaned by green soap. If using reusable tattoo tubes, green soap should never be used to replace an ultrasonic cleaner or autoclave.
What Green Soaps are available?
MTS Antibacterial Green Soap is our best-selling green soap, and is a naturally soothing, Aloe vera enriched antibacterial Green Soap. It is made in the UK and is suitable for vegans. It's kind to the skin and is an essential for any tattoo studio!
The Butterluxe Green Soap range is extra special. Not only do they do a brilliant Green Soap, which is enriched with Aloe vera extract, organic essential oils, and packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties... they also do a Pink Gum Green Soap, which smells beautiful!
AloeTattoo is another brand that has some fantastic green soap products for the tattoo artist. Plus, if you're not looking for a green soap concentrate, their cleansing foam is the perfect solution. Simply spray directly on the skin without the need to dilute with water, to soothe and clean the skin while tattooing.
Last updated July 2022
- Matthew Nelson