Tattoo Safety Advice

Tattoo Safety Advice

It has become necessary to institute certain isolation and sterilization procedures in
the tattoo process to assure the public of a safe, risk-free tattoo. The following
advice has been prepared by professional tattooists working with local, state and
national health authorities.

  1. Make sure your artist puts on a new pair of disposable gloves before setting up
    tubes, needles and ink supplies.
  2. Always insist that you see your tattooist remove a new needle and tube set-up
    from a sealed envelope immediately prior to your tattoo.
  3. Be certain you see your tattooist pour a new ink supply into a new disposable
    container.
  4. Satisfy yourself that the shop furnishings and tattooist are clean and orderly in
    appearance; much like a medical facility.
  5. Feel free to question the tattoo artist as to any of his/her sterile procedures and
    isolation techniques. Take time to observe them at work and do not hesitate to
    inquire about their experience and qualifications in the tattoo field.
  6. If the tattooist is a qualified professional, he/she will have no problem complying
    with standards above and beyond these simple guidelines.

Reference: Alliance of Professional Tattooists