Handpoke Online Course

2. EQUIPMENT

2.6 Other materials and Hygiene

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10 thoughts on “HOC – 2.6 Other Materials and Hygiene”

  1. Hi !
    Do you have the link of the website where your can by all your biodegradable supplies ?
    (Hope they can ship to France 🤞)
    Thanks 😊

    1. I buy at
      TattooBasiX
      and Tattoosafe because they ship without plastic filling and because they are german shops and german invoices are better for me for my taxes.
      If I don’t find everything I need in these shops I also sometimes buy at
      KillerInk

  2. Hi Ann, Thanks for all the information. My question is if you always buy an already made “Green soap” or if you make it yourself, and if you do or you have, which soap did you use to combine with water and how much quantity you used from water and soap. Thank you!

    1. Hello Tina 🙂

      I always use readymade green soap. The most important about greensoap is that it is PH-neutral and it also has desinfecting ingredients in it that don’t irritate the skin when used on an open wound.
      Green soap is something that is in constant contact with the wounded skin and plays quite an important part in hygiene so even if I am always a fan of making your own. This and tattoo ink would be the two for that I would recommend always using a readymade and adequately tested product.
      If you look for it there is also some brands who make 100% biodegradable greensoap from natural ingredients, for example: Piranha Green soap or Cosco Green soap.

  3. Hi Anna,
    Just a basic question. How (and when) would you use the water-green soap? You’d spray it before wiping when there is too much ink, to see clearer?
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Mili 🙂
      Yes, I use it to clean skin smudged with ink, whenever I feel I want to clean it to have a better vision or if I go to tattooing with another color.
      But always the apply the greensoap solution to your tissue and never directly to the skin because the splashs can spread conamination 😉
      I hope this answer was helpful 🙂

  4. Hi Ann,
    first of all thanks for providing all this information.
    something not quite clear to me is if you’re using distilled water or just tap water in the tattoing process?
    Thank you in advance! 🙂

    1. Hey Johana 🙂
      I use tapwater. In germany it is safe to use for tattooing. Distilled water is also safe to use but mostly bought in a big bottle and if you don’t use all the water directly after opening the bottle it can contaminate over time, because unmoved water cumulates bacteria. So if the tap water in your country meets drinking water standards this will be safer to use.

  5. hey ann!
    Thanks for your videos and course!

    Since you’re using a multi use razor (the steel one :D) can you tell me how you handle hygiene with different clients and your razor? I have seen a lot of people use single use plastic razors which i am not a big fan of…

    thx in advance xx

    1. Hey Maya 🙂

      Because it (ideally) does not get in contact with blood it is enough to desinfect it with a proper desinfectant. Best would be to use “immersion sterilization”
      But it is important to always use a fresh blade for every client. They are still way more sustainable than single use plastic razors 🙂

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10 thoughts on “HOC – 2.6 Other Materials and Hygiene”

  1. Hi !
    Do you have the link of the website where your can by all your biodegradable supplies ?
    (Hope they can ship to France 🤞)
    Thanks 😊

    1. I buy at
      TattooBasiX
      and Tattoosafe because they ship without plastic filling and because they are german shops and german invoices are better for me for my taxes.
      If I don’t find everything I need in these shops I also sometimes buy at
      KillerInk

  2. Hi Ann, Thanks for all the information. My question is if you always buy an already made “Green soap” or if you make it yourself, and if you do or you have, which soap did you use to combine with water and how much quantity you used from water and soap. Thank you!

    1. Hello Tina 🙂

      I always use readymade green soap. The most important about greensoap is that it is PH-neutral and it also has desinfecting ingredients in it that don’t irritate the skin when used on an open wound.
      Green soap is something that is in constant contact with the wounded skin and plays quite an important part in hygiene so even if I am always a fan of making your own. This and tattoo ink would be the two for that I would recommend always using a readymade and adequately tested product.
      If you look for it there is also some brands who make 100% biodegradable greensoap from natural ingredients, for example: Piranha Green soap or Cosco Green soap.

  3. Hi Anna,
    Just a basic question. How (and when) would you use the water-green soap? You’d spray it before wiping when there is too much ink, to see clearer?
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Mili 🙂
      Yes, I use it to clean skin smudged with ink, whenever I feel I want to clean it to have a better vision or if I go to tattooing with another color.
      But always the apply the greensoap solution to your tissue and never directly to the skin because the splashs can spread conamination 😉
      I hope this answer was helpful 🙂

  4. Hi Ann,
    first of all thanks for providing all this information.
    something not quite clear to me is if you’re using distilled water or just tap water in the tattoing process?
    Thank you in advance! 🙂

    1. Hey Johana 🙂
      I use tapwater. In germany it is safe to use for tattooing. Distilled water is also safe to use but mostly bought in a big bottle and if you don’t use all the water directly after opening the bottle it can contaminate over time, because unmoved water cumulates bacteria. So if the tap water in your country meets drinking water standards this will be safer to use.

  5. hey ann!
    Thanks for your videos and course!

    Since you’re using a multi use razor (the steel one :D) can you tell me how you handle hygiene with different clients and your razor? I have seen a lot of people use single use plastic razors which i am not a big fan of…

    thx in advance xx

    1. Hey Maya 🙂

      Because it (ideally) does not get in contact with blood it is enough to desinfect it with a proper desinfectant. Best would be to use “immersion sterilization”
      But it is important to always use a fresh blade for every client. They are still way more sustainable than single use plastic razors 🙂

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