Witch Hazel is used by tattooists for cleansing the skin to remove any germs and bacteria before tattooing. It can however be used during the tattooing process and afterwards to make sure that the area remains clean throughout. Because tattooists use groupings of needles to tattoo they puncture the skin and can cause upset inflaming the area. The witch Hazel has soothing properties that help to take the sting out of the area making the customer feel more comfortable. It prevents the tattoo from looking so red so that the area looks neater. Witch Hazel should be diluted with water before you begin tattooing and applied to the skin to reduce the amount of bleeding incurred and to prevent ink rejection. If bleeding occurs during the tattooing process the solution can applied to the area with a swab to slow it down or stop it completely. Once the tattoo is complete you can dilute some more Witch Hazel to soothe any redness and to stop any bleeding. Witch hazel is a must have for any professional tattooist to control the cleanliness of a studio. It is vital to follow health and safety regulations put in place to keep you and your customers safe.