This classic product is a synonymous symbol with cleanliness and hygiene. It is a translucent blue disinfectant solution, commonly used in barbers, salons and hairdressers. It is a germicide, pseudomonacide, fungicide, and virucidal. In addition, it kills the HIV-1 virus (AIDS virus), Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Many other similar disinfectant products will change colour over time and lose their power to kill any germs and viruses. Barbicide’s active ingredient is Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (5.12% by volume). It also contains sodium nitrite, amongst other things. It is sold in concentrated solution which salons dilute with water, generally in a ratio of 1/4-cup concentrate to 4 cups of water (2 oz. in 32 oz.). For use in the tattoo studio, it can be used to clean bowls and tubs, stainless steel implements as well as grips and tips. This product is hospital grade and an EPA approved broad spectrum disinfectant. Ensure that your studio, supplies and equipment are always kept clean and hygienic. Sanitisation and sterilisation of tools, equipment and supplies is vital in the studio environment as there is such a high risk of infection or complications when undergoing the tattoo process.