Body art has evolved from being a taboo subject to becoming a much accepted form of expression and a body art renaissance is happening. However, what has been left behind is the safety of getting a tattoo. By not adhering to sanitary practices, many people are getting infections, diseases and even dying because of it.
Tattoo artists are responsible for knowing the risks associated with tattooing and how to minimize them in order to make tattooing safer. This blog attempts to educate people on how they can become better educated on their own body art needs and wants so they can make an informed decision on where they want their tattoo done. We hope this blog will help you learn how to reduce your risks when getting a tattoo.
A blog to provide information about reducing the risk of infection for those getting a tattoo. The site offers blog posts that discuss the reasons for and benefits of using single use needles, as well as tips on how to care for your tattoo, and where to get it done.
In this blog, we will discuss all aspects of the dangers that come with getting a tattoo. In addition to informing you on the dangers, we will provide you with tips on how to reduce the risks and what steps can be taken after receiving a tattoo to ensure safety and health.
Tattoos have been a part of human culture since ancient times. They were used for many things, including identification and status symbols. Tattooing, however, has not changed much over the years. Modern inks are not as safe as they should be, and the techniques being used are not always sterilized or kept clean enough to prevent disease from spreading. Oftentimes artists reuse needles without sterilization which is leading to an increase in Hepatitis C cases.
Coming from a family that owns and operates a tattoo shop in New York City, I am very aware of the dangers associated with getting a tattoo. I have seen first hand how people become sick because of unsanitary conditions in some shops. We have even lost customers due to infections that have spread because of these unsanitary practices.*
One of our goals at Tattoosafer is to educate people on the risks they take when deciding to get a tattoo and how they can reduce these risks by following our tips!
Tattoos are known to cause skin infections, even when they’re done in safe conditions. They can also cause serious allergic reactions.
According to the CDC, each year around 1 in 50 people have an infection because of a tattoo. These infections range from mild to life-threatening.
If you get a tattoo, how can you reduce the risks? The best thing to do is to choose a reputable studio and ask them what safety measures they use to avoid spreading infections when giving tattoos.
Tattoo artists should always wear gloves, and wash their hands before touching your skin or putting needles into ink. They should also use new needles each time they give you a tattoo, and throw away old equipment that has new ink on it.
All equipment should be sterilized in boiling water between customers or at the end of the day. If this isn’t done, germs can spread from one person to another. You will know if the equipment hasn’t been sterilized if your skin gets infected after getting your tattoo.
Keep an eye out for signs of infection after your tattoo is done. If your tattoo is red or warm to the touch, it could be infected and you should see your doctor right away.”
I read this essay from a scientist
Tattooing is not a regulated profession in most jurisdictions. Instead, it’s viewed by many as an art form, or as a type of body modification rather than a medical procedure. While tattoo artists have been moving into the realm of professionalization with licensing and other forms of certification, they are still mostly self-regulated, and there is no governing body to set universal standards for the industry.
Tat2be is an online community that provides a space for tattoo artists to talk about what they do and how they do it. The site was created by Dr. Jeffery Weldon, who holds a PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland and has over 30 years’ experience as a public health advocate. He also runs TattooRecognition.com , which helps to connect people with qualified professional tattoo artists.”
Tattooing has been around since 4000 B.C. in many different cultures. Tattoos are a form of body modification and are a way to express yourself or your allegiance to a group. Tattoos have been used for religious purposes, such as the Hebrews using it to mark themselves as God’s chosen people, and the ancient Egyptians using them to mark slaves and serve as symbols of rank. Tattoos can also be used for practical reasons such as the Native American Indians using them to signify the time they spent hunting animals and the Maori tribe using it to signify tribal lineage.
So what is body art? Body art is any form of decoration that involves incising, painting, or altering the human body . The most popular form of body art known today is tattooing. Other forms of body art include branding, scarring, piercing, and surgical operations. Body Art is one of the most controversial forms of self-expression because it deals with permanent changes to skin that is seen by society as unchangeable and taboo. Many people find these procedures offensive yet others find these procedures attractive for one reason or another . Some forms of body art, particularly those involving scarification (spike insertion), are illegal in many countries due to their status as a health hazard.
Cosmetic tattooing is a mainstream service that has been performed for decades. In 2004, the International Laser Tattoo Removal Association estimated that 10 million Americans alone were tattooed. The manufacturers of Q-switched ruby lasers, which are used to “paint” tattoos away in sessions spaced weeks apart, estimate that more people than not have at least one tattoo.
Although permanent makeup is tattooing with a cosmetic purpose, the popularity of this procedure has increased dramatically in recent years. The safety issues associated with this cosmetic procedure are not significantly different from those involved with decorative or “applied” tattoos.
Cosmetic tattooing involves inserting pigment into the dermis layer of the skin by use of a hand-held device or machine that is powered by an electric current. This process is called dermal pigmentation or permanent makeup (PM). The basic components of the cosmetic tattooing machine are a power source, a control unit, and a hand piece or needle holder assembly. In some cases, the energy source is an integrated part of the machine.
The energy sources used to power decorative/cosmetic tattooing machines include: direct current (DC); batteries; alternating current (AC); light-emitting diode (LED); and ultrasound transducers. The type of