Hygiene in a tattoo shop is important!

We’re still waiting for someone to submit their work of art. In the mean time, a hygienic tattoo studio in Bali that I read about lead the example when it comes to safe hygienic practices. They provide the full level of quality tattoo art that’s unique, professional and of high artistic value. One of our key priority areas is to ensure the safety of our customers. To this end, we always make sure to use high quality materials and equipment, like state of the art tattoo machines, needles, quality inks and accessories.

Our tattoo artists have been trained to practice hygiene and healthy standards in the workplace. They are mandated to comply with the requirements of the Tattoo Parlour Act 2012. Customers are asked to fill out a consent form and waiver prior to treatment. Then our artist asks them some basic questions to get started, like their age, medical background and allergy information, and reason for getting a tattoo.

We believe that hygiene is very important in our business. That is why our store premises is always clean and in tip-top shape adhering to Australia’s Public Health Regulation guidelines. All reusable equipment is cleaned and sterilized right after use, and used items are discarded properly. We clear the place of rubbish every day, and store attendants make sure to sweep the floor several times in a day.

Since tattooing involves skin penetration and the drawing of blood, the risk of spreading disease is higher. Thus our establishment is required to follow infection control practices.

Our tattoo artists and body art practitioners must be registered with the local council. Our shop always uses new needles from sealed packages. Tattoo artists use clean gloves when handling a new customer. Our staff undergo training workshops that inform them of the proper observance of hygiene and cleanliness procedures during the conduct of service. We also practice regular hand-washing and hand-sanitization to minimize the transfer of any virus or bacteria. See Hand Hygiene Australia website for additional information on how to wash your hands


Hygiene Procedures

First thing tattoo artists do is to wash the customer’s identified body part with sanitizing soap and water. He then washes his own hands and dons a clean pair of gloves. Each needle and tattoo accessory is then removed from the sealed packages, ensuring that it is new and unused. Then the careful process of ‘sketching’ the design on the skin begins. This is where the artist’s skill comes into play. One must have a steady hand in drawing the layout on the skin because this acts as a guide for when the artist begins using a needle to apply the tattoo. After the tattoo is made, the artist then wipes the area with a clean absorbent cloth, then applies an antiseptic to avoid discoloration and infection, then a slight balming lotion to help minimize swelling and pain. Sealed waterproof bandages are applied in cases of slight cuts and wounds.

We observe these regulations strictly and are required to allow council health authorities to conduct periodic inspections and on-the-spot visits to our premises. It is all part of delivering the safest, most efficient and hygienic tattoo application services to the general public.

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