Many tattoo artists prefer to use green soap to help apply their stencils to the skin surface. This can take a lot of practice to perfect, as the stencil can often not adhere properly. It also means that the stencil is more likely to blur or be wiped off easily during the tattooing process, making it difficult to continue the design. Green Soap is ideal for use in prepping the skin for a tattoo as it is naturally anti-bacterial and will not irritate the skin.
Green soap is synonymous with tattooing, so much so that it is known as ""tattooist's soap"" in many places. It is traditionally a soft soap that is predominantly made from vegetable oils. It also contains sodium or potassium hydroxide which helps to retain the glycerol. This soap is medically and environmentally safe. It is all natural and generally hypoallergenic and will not irritate the skin, meaning that it is suitable for use on all clients. It is also biodegradable, another reason it is known as ""green soap"" aside from the usual yellowish green tinge that naturally occurs. Due to the oil content, the soap acts as a natural emollient and cleanser meaning it is ideal for use after tattooing when the skin has been irritated from the needles and ink insertion. Although there are many alternative uses for green soap, it is mostly used in tattoo and piercing studios. It has a wide variety of applications including prepping the skin before a tattoo and soothing it once the tattoo has been completed. It is excellent at removing debris, blood and ink both from the skin and surgical instruments or equipment. It is often used as a pre-sterilisation soak for tattooing equipment and accessories, although the autoclave or ultrasound process should still be carried out afterwards.
Standard Parcel Delivery
Standard Delivery across Ireland is normally 2 to 3 working days provided your location is not in an area classed as rural.
Next Day Delivery
Next Day Delivery is available for all orders and free for any order placed with a value of over €250.
Any order delivered to Ireland with a value of under €250 will have a standard delivery charge of €6.99. Next day delivery for Ireland is available for orders under €250 and is charged at €9.99.
Please visit our Delivery Overview page for ireland for more detail.
All orders placed by 6pm (UK time) Monday to Friday will be despatched the same day providing there are no external factors beyond our control*.Orders received on Saturday and Sunday or Public Holidays will be despatched on the next working day.
European & Rest of World Delivery
All European shipments made by UPS and placed by 7pm (UK time) Monday to Friday will be despatched the same dayproviding there are no external factors beyond our control*. Orders received on Saturday and Sunday or Public Holidays will be despatched on the next working day.
Standard European Delivery
Standard European Delivery across the Netherlands, France, Spain, Belgium, Austria & Germany is normally 2 to 3 working days. Standard delivery to Italy is 3-5 working days.
Next Day European Delivery is also available. Please see your delivery options at the checkout.
Next Day Delivery in Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Norway
Next Day Delivery is also available in these countries in the equivalent currency amount for the order value threshold. Certain additional weight factors also apply for Poland and Norway. Please see your delivery options at the checkout for these countries.
Deliveries to rest of the world
Delivery outside of the countries listed above varies depending on the weight and destination but if you require an exact quote see your delivery options at the checkout.
Other important information
Products delivered to some destinations, mainly outside the EU, may be subject to taxes, fees, levies or other charges, which are imposed by local legislation. The recipient of the product is responsible for these fees, including import duty and customs duty which are generally requested by the carrier. By placing an order you are agreeing to this as a main term and condition.
Certain countries require recipients of our goods to hold relevant licencing. This is the responsibility of the consignee to ensure they have all necessary paperwork to receive their shipment. Should the consignee not be able to provide the required paperwork to local authorities to release the order no refund will be processed.
There are a small number of special products that we do not hold in stock ourselves and order from the manufacturer at the point that you place your order. This is due to specific manufacturer processes. Special products that go through this process are highlighted on our site within their individual product descriptions.
Barber DTS offer a comprehensive policy for unwanted or damaged goods. Please go to our Returns Policy page for more details.
*External Factors beyond our control
Please be aware that on occasion due to external delivery factors beyond our control Next Day Delivery cannot be 100% guaranteed.
Any orders containing restricted or hazardous substances are subject to additional transportation or Civil Aviation authorities’ rules and procedures which may cause a day in despatch and delivery.
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If your order is under €25 in value (before VAT) but exceeds 2 kilograms in packed weight your order must be sent via UPS at an additional cost due to Royal mail restrictions.
Orders delayed at despatch
Sometimes there can be additional factors which means your order needs extra checks and administration before being released. On occasion this can cause a slight delay to despatch. Any orders containing restricted items for instance need extra checking before release.
Signature upon delivery
All parcels delivered through UPS will require a signature upon receipt of delivery. Parcels can be delivered anytime between 8.30am and 6.00pm. Timed Deliveries and Saturday deliveries may be available at an extra cost.