vaccine will help
protect you from hepatitis B, but there is no vaccine for hepatitis C
There is an
of infection in amateur tattoos and piercing studios. However,
from tattooing in clean and modern tattoo studios employing single-use
needles is rare.
or piercing studio
will have a well-lit, clean and sanitary, work environment. All
should be made of hard material that is easy to clean. All the
used should be made of quality stainless steel that can be easily
and sterilized. They should also have proper sterilizer (preferably a
sterilizer) to sterilize their equipment. A test strips should be used
to indicate whether the machine is operating correctly.
the procedure should have clean working habits, including washing their
hands before and after procedures, after handling contaminated items,
opening and handling sterile supplies, and before putting on and after
removing their gloves.
should always be brand new and sterile for each treatment. They should
never be reused.
fresh ink in disposable
ink caps should be used for your tattoo. Sharing ink is like sharing
needles, so make sure your artist use only new ink from small
is needed, they
should use a new disposable razor.
to be tattooed
should be totaly clean, usually first with soap and water and then with
a skin antiseptic.
performing the procedure
should use new gloves for each customer and during the whole procedure.
should cover your tattoo before you leave.
that artist you
use is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and you shouldn't
artist studio will make sure you leave with oral and written aftercare
You Should Do To Prevent
could be prevented
by having an up-to-date tetanus booster prior to being tattooed.
from using alcohol
or drugs before being tattooed or pierced. Alcohol and drugs thin your
blood, so you will bleed more.
artist if you have
any allergies to metal, iodine, petroleum-based or alcohol-based
tattoo or pierce
skin that has a cut or break, pimples, warts, or other abnormalities.
If you must
touch your tattoo
or before rotating the jewelry to the pierced area, always wash your
properly with soap and water first. If you are concerned that the
or piercing is infected, contact your doctor or local health unit.
tattooed area becomes
red, swollen, tender or if pus develops, you may have an infection.
wait, see your doctor immediately.
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