Hygiene In Tattoo Studios: A Guide For Clients

In this article, we will discuss the essential practices and protocols that both clients and artists should follow in order to ensure a safe and hygienic tattooing experience. Safe working environment is one of the most crucial components of the tattooing process.



1. Sterilization and Disinfection


One of the most important thing in a tattoo shop is the proper sterilization and disinfection of equipment and surfaces. All items that come into contact with the skin and are not disposable, such as tattoo machine grips, are sterilized in an autoclave using steam and pressure to destroy bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. All surfaces, including tables, chairs, and couches, must be disinfected with hospital-grade disinfectants after each client.



2. Disposable Equipment


Disposable equipment includes items such as ink cups, gloves, barrier films, cups, needles, cartridges, razors, spatulas, and paper towels. Needles and cartridges are disposed of after each client in special waste bins, which are collected at regular intervals by a hazardous waste collection company as per agreement. Other disposable items are disposed of after each client according to safety regulations.



3. Safety Regulations During Tattooing


Tattoo artist wears clean changeable footwear and clean clothing. A face mask is used as required or when necessary. Artist always uses disposable gloves during the tattooing process and never touches objects that are not covered with a protective barrier, such as a lamp or mobile phone, if they are not covered with film. Gloves should be changed after each break or whenever it is necessary to handle an object that has not been covered with film if the gloves have already come into contact with skin and blood. Tattoo artist washes and disinfects their hands before and after the session.



4. Client Health Questionnaire


Before starting the tattooing process, client needs to fill out a health questionnaire. This information helps artist determine whether tattooing can be performed and whether any allergies or other health problems could arise during the session or healing process.



5. Health Inspection and Mandatory Standards


Tattoo artists must undergo mandatory health courses. Mandatory health inspections take place in the salon at regular intervals.


By following proper sterilization, using disposable equipment, and conducting thorough consultations with clients, tattoo studios become places where clients can feel safe not only about the quality of their tattoo but also about their health.



Your Rebel Tattoo team