Alcotip Pre-Injection Swabs are for cleansing the skin before tattooing or piercing. The swab contains 70% isopropyl alcohol used to remove germs and bacteria from the skin. This is important to do before puncturing the skin so that infections are kept at bay. Each swab is individually wrapped to keep it fresh, moist and sterile. Easy to store and carry around with you. Alcotip swabs are made to the highest of standards and in accordance with European tattoo and piercing regulations.