How to Tattoo with an Electric Machine
The following information is to assist you in learning about tattooing and is not a tattoo course structure.
After the tattoo is finished, it is important to clean and disinfect the area. This will also allow you to get a good, clear look at the finished product in its entirety. Use clean cotton and clean water to clean the tattoo. Clean around the tattoo with alcohol to clean the area surrounding the tattoo. Do not use the alcohol on the tattoo itself. Aside from stinging very badly, this can also cause the color of the tattoo to run or cause a bad skin reaction with the ink. Use some type of lubricating oil or Vaseline on the tattoo after cleaning it with water to make sure that it does not dry out. Then use a folded paper towel and some surgical tape to cover the tattoo and protect it.
For clients who have just received their first tattoo, there are some care instructions and other recommendations which you should give to them. First, they should not use soap to clean the tattoo for the first week. After that week, there may be some irritation or itching. In this case, it is important not to scratch or rub the area. Instead, use Vaseline or other non-alcohol based wound care products on the tattoo once or twice a day. For the first two weeks, the client needs to make sure that their hands and anything else which comes in contact with the area are washed and clean to avoid infection.
Bepanthen First Aid is the best
Johnson’s baby oil applied several times a day works well.
Skin care lotion.
Color guard stick.
After care salve.
Evidence uncovered in the various tombs of Egypt shows that the art of tattooing has been around for at least the past 4,000 years. Many of the mummies which have been recovered have tattoos which are still recognizable to this day. This is only one indication of the popularity of tattoos in the ancient, and possibly the prehistoric, world.
Beliefs about the power of tattoos vary greatly from culture to culture. Some believe that they increase virility or sexual prowess. Others use them as a way to ward off evil spirits. Still others use tattoos as a means of intimidation during combat.
Every day hundreds of thousands of people get new tattoos without any problems. But getting a tattoo carries certain health risks unless you as a tattoo artist maintain a strict hygiene standard.
Apart from the risk of AIDS or hepatitis, there are many other nasty diseases and illnesses such as tuberculosis that you could catch due to poor tattoo hygiene. And then there’s a wide range of bacterial and fungal infections that could attack your customers tattoo causing pain and leaving scaring.
So with that in mind, here’s how to make sure that you chose everything to safeguard health and hygiene for your customers.
The health regulations for tattoo studios vary all around the world. Some areas have stringent hygiene regulations, while other areas have virtually no hygiene requirements, so please check.
In the US, many states and local authorities issue their own tattoo studio hygiene requirements based on EPA guidelines. It’s also a good idea to check whether your state operates a system of professional licensing for tattoo artists.
Always wear disposable gloves when working.
Always change gloves between every client.
Always use new needles for every client. Always use disinfectant on all surfaces and tools after clearing away all the disposable items from the previous client.
Always dispose of used equipment i.e. ink pots, used ink in the ink pots, gloves and most important the needles, they have to be in a container not in the bin for someone to handle the rubbish and get a needle stuck in them.