Tattoo Precautions

July 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm (Uncategorized)


When it comes to getting a tattoo there is a lot of things one must think about. You can’t just walk into a tattoo parlor, studio or shop and say, Hey I want a tattoo. A lot of thought and planning needs to go into this process. For one you need to pick out a design that you will be able to live with the rest of your life. Tattoos in a sense are forever, but if you have the time and money and can endure the pain than you can always get it removed. Instead of having to go through all that trouble it just best to pick out the right tattoo in the first place. It’s much better to be safe than sorry.

With the above being said there are a few precautions that you need to take when getting a tattoo. After all when you get a tattoo a needle is penetrating your skin several times, because of this you can contract some serious illness if the right precaution are not taking.

Below is a list of things you should take note about and make sure you see when getting a tattoo.

  • State or local license. Regulation requirements and licensing standards are different in every state to state. Because of this you should take the ignitive to check  with your city, county or state health department for information on licensing and regulations in your area.  Most importantly pick  a reputable tattoo studio that’s clean, tidy and professional and that employs only properly trained employees.
  • An autoclave. An autoclave is a heat sterilization machine that should be used to sterilize all non-disposable equipment after each customer. Instruments and supplies that can’t be sterilized with an autoclave should be disinfected with a commercial disinfectant or bleach solution after each use. These include drawer handles, tables and sinks.
  • Fresh equipment. This is very important. Make sure you see the tattoo artist  removes a needle and tubes from a sealed package before your procedure begins. Any pigments, trays and containers should be unused as well.
  • Gloves. This is a no brainier. When you get a tattoo it is natural for you to bleed and because of this you need to make sure, the tattoo artist must wash his or her hands and put on a fresh pair of latex gloves for each procedure. Also make sure that the tattoo artist only touches you with these gloves.

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