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newbie question, whats isopropyl alcohol used for in tattooing? is it the rubbing alcohol i hear ppl talkin bout? or is it something diferent?

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View Postmrsday, on 24 July 2010 - 08:21 AM, said:

newbie question, whats isopropyl alcohol used for in tattooing? is it the rubbing alcohol i hear ppl talkin bout? or is it something diferent?
yup, rubbing alcohol used during skin prep

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View PostMARKT4LYF, on 24 July 2010 - 08:22 AM, said:

yup, rubbing alcohol used during skin prep


ya but is isopropyl alcohol the same stuff? and when you say skin prep is it like for cleaning the skin prior to stencil application or is it good for getting the stencil off the skin should it need adjusting, and can it be used in any other ways?
also whats the do's and dont's of isopropyl alcohol?

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ok lil re wording lol
yes, its rubbing alcohol.
use it on the skin after shaving & before stencil application.
use it to remove the stencil? dunno, guess it depends partially on what ya used to apply the stencil.

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dont drink it :lol:

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View Postmark101, on 24 July 2010 - 01:02 PM, said:

dont drink it :lol:

oops :P

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View PostMARKT4LYF, on 24 July 2010 - 08:44 AM, said:


use it on the skin after shaving

damn that hurts like fuck in some areas.... so be carefull with the ladys there more sensitive in some parts ;)

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yes, its the same as rubbing alcohol..

I use it to clean the area after shaving, in addition to cleaning, it helps remove oils from the skin, which in turn helps stencils stay better.

It also works great to remove stencils.. and for keeping unruly clients in line.. lol

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do not use rubbing alcohol on broken skin. The reason it kills grems is that it forces the water out of them and the dehydrating kills them. this also applies to skin. if you use rubbing alcohol on skin during a tattoo, it will be unnessisary pain and dry out the tattoo causing slower healing.
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