Even the most talented tattoo artist cannot tattoo without the proper tools. The tools of the trade, despite some variation, are essentially the same among all modern tattoo artists. What’s more, the core of an artist’s toolkit will be the tattoo machine, needles, inks, autoclave, disposable razors, gloves and anti-bacterial soap to name a few professional tattoo supplies. There’s a lot of equipment that goes into being an able and responsible tattoo artist with the most important technical aspects being artistry and, more importantly, safety. The business of tattooing used to carry certain stigmas, and while good artists and mainstream acceptance have brought much of that to an end, there are still many reasons that bad reputation was and still persists even today.
One of the contributors to this less-than-stellar view of tattooing has to do with the health risks it has posed in the past. Frankly, there are still health risks for both the customer and the tattoo artist, however, safety procedures coupled with technological advances have helped to minimize the risks to where getting and giving a tattoo has become quite safe. Every reputable tattoo artist will have done their due-diligence and be abreast of the latest tattooing safety regulations, precautions and equipment. In today’s professional tattooing market, tattoo shops use vigorous cleaning and sterilization procedures, testing and analyzing routinely to make certain that their tattoo establishment and tattoo equipment are protecting staff and clients.
The principal health risk related to tattooing is the possibility of spreading blood-borne pathogens from one person to another, much like the healthcare industry’s rising issue of healthcare associate infections or HAI’s. Diseases such as Hepatitis, Herpes, HIV and more can be spread when someone is exposed to the infected blood of another. The tattooing process requires needles to puncture the skin, which means that artisans often come into contact with blood. Complex strategies, like the use of high-tech sterilization equipment, like autoclaves, are steps that are taken to protect everyone from other health and safety issues, but it is important not to overlook the simple things that help to complete and bolster the overall effectiveness of those precautions. The use of disposable items, such as plastic single-use razors, single-use paper products like exam table paper, disposable tattoo chair and table covers, as well as disposable apparel and exam gloves can significantly reduce the spread of blood-borne pathogens.
Danlee Medical, your specialty medical supplies partner for over 20 years, understands that maintaining your premiere status as a health department compliant, reputable and professional tattoo artisan, while balancing your budget is at the forefront of your priorities. With a virtually endless line of competitively priced medical-professional-grade tattooing supplies, disinfecting and sanitation products, Danlee Medical delivers, as well as specializing in the manufacture of fully customizable FDA regulated and compliant tattoo kits and disposable apparel for your professional tattooing needs. More choices. More value. Proven quality. We’re Danlee Medical Products, and nobody beats our heart!