It goes without saying that hygiene is a vital part of all tattoo studios. All tattoo artists know it and most act accordingly. Not all studios are safe, however, and the public perception of tattoo artists can suffer because of this. Hygiene is not only a way to reduce the risk of infection, but also to prevent the transmission of diseases through needles. By improving hygiene standards it can also help improve the public’s perception about tattoos and maybe even convert the undecided people into getting inked.
People’s ideas about tattoos are already changing; they used to be attributed to tribal communities or outlaws while now it has become more acceptable for people to get tattooed. Still, no matter how popular they seem to become, not everyone seems to think tattoos are safe – whether because of the ink itself, such as the use of UV ink tattoos, or because of the idea that tattoos are not hygienic.
Further changing the way people view the tattoo world means ensuring that studio have high standards of hygiene. This is because your customers might stay away from your shop if they don’t believe your needles are sterilized or your ink is of high quality. Maintaining clean premises is important for this as well, as it gives a good first impression.
Good hygiene can help a business tremendously, then. It’s not just the reduced risk of infection that benefits both artists and customers alike, but also how it informs the public of the safety of tattoos – and piercings. Good hygiene practices are incredibly important in tattoo studios, and they can greatly benefit your business, meaning they should be observed at all times.
That means your tattoo artist or Piercer should open all needles and sterilized equipment in front of you, to prove to you it is new, sterilized and clean as well as all needles are not over there expiry date.
This article was sourced from Body Shock.