Tattoo Studios are actually, a Clean and Sterile Place
Are you wondering how you’re going to fill your newfound downtime in the coming weeks? Visiting a tattoo gallery near me might be the answer you’re looking for. Why you ask? Well, amid the Coronavirus epidemic, staying safe is everyone’s first priority. And if you’re looking for safe, sterile environments, tattoo parlors are the way to go.
Recent studies show that more than 30 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. And of that group, at least 70 percent have more than one. In San Diego, tattoos are as popular as ever, and shops can be found all over town. During the current worldwide crisis, it’s important to note that tattoo shops are regulated in the United States. The rules typically vary from state to state, and even from town to town. In San Diego, we adhere to strict policies and guidelines when it comes to the sterilization of our tattoo parlors.
Clean and Sterile Tattoo Gallery
Wolf and Shadow Tattoo Collective [fka Diego Tattoo Gallery], for example, prides itself on being so clean and sterile you could eat off the floors. (Although it’s not recommended) If you’re in the market for a new tattoo, be sure to choose a safe and reputable location. Check out some tips below:
- First and foremost, only use a tattoo shop where all employees are properly trained and have quality reviews online.
- Next, make sure your tattoo artist wears new disposable gloves to reduce the risk of contamination. Also, be sure the artist throws them in the trash in between tattoos.
- Check that your tattoo artist is using needles from sealed containers, and that the pigment trays are new.
- Be sure the shop has a sterilization machine and utilizes it to clean equipment that is too expensive to throw away.
- Feel free to ask how the employees sterilize the countertops, tables, and chairs. They should be using a bleach-based disinfectant. If the shop isn’t clean as a whistle, get out. Blood, viruses, and germs travel; they can contaminate all different types of surfaces.
- Don’t be afraid to question where the ink being used comes from. Some inks might contain metals and solvents that the USFDA doesn’t regulate.
- Stay alert at all times. If you notice your tattoo artist is coughing or seems sick in any way, take a rain check. At Diego Tattoo Parlor, we continuously monitor the health and well-being of all our artists. Anyone who even has the slightest sniffle will be sent home until completely healthy again.
Don’t Drink and Tattoo
Here’s one of the biggest tips of all: Don’t ever let substances, such as alcohol, cloud your judgment. Getting a tattoo is exhilarating, but it’s also permanent. So, no matter how bored you may be in the coming weeks, stop and make a rational decision. Think long and hard about the piece you are planning on getting before committing to it. Also, make sure safety and health are always top of mind.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with any of our reputable, highly-skilled artists, visit: Wolf and Shadow Tattoo Collective or call 619-246-5226.