Ultrasonic Formula for Cleaning Surgical Instruments

This ultrasonic cleaning solution is especially formulated for dental, medical and surgical instruments. Read More

April 18th, 2013

Ultrasonic Cleaners: 1st Line Defense Against Infection in Tattoo Studios

Here is another civic body specifying regulatory requirements that controls and manages the operation of tattoo parlors.  This time from the town of Walpole, MA.  As with other regulatory guidelines for tattoo studios, this one also places an emphasis on cleaning the tattoo gear in a multi-stage process that involves ultrasonic cleaning and sterilizing with Read More

September 30th, 2011

Ultrasonic Cleaners A Must for Tattoo Shops

Running a tattoo shop is no longer a matter of simply getting some tattoo needles and ink and hanging out a sign.  Almost every state has specific legislation that deals with preventing infection and disease in a tattoo parlor.  A good example is this one from the Washington State Legislature.  Licensing requires several proccesses and Read More

September 27th, 2011

Safe Procedures for Skin Piercing for Tattoos & Body Art

Another important aspect of tattooing safety is minimizing the risk of infection during skin piercing.  This comprehensive set of guidelines from the New Zealand, Ministry of Health, gives you all the details you need to know.  This is a small 40-odd page document that goes into all the pertinent aspects in great detail.  It explains Read More

August 19th, 2011

Preventing Cross Contamination in Your Tattoo Studio

Continuing with the theme of tattooing today here are more detailed instructions on preventing cross-contamination in tattoo studios.  The paper highlights the need for ‘zoning’ within the tattoo shop, managing disposable and non-disposable items, disinfecting the tattooing area, using an ultrasonic cleaner for the instruments, sterilization, and finally disposal of ‘sharps’ and waste.  If you are Read More

August 19th, 2011

More Questions to Ask Your Tattooist

After thinking about it a bit, I realized that maybe the last post about questions to ask your tattooist was not sufficient to cover the subject. So I googled around a bit:  Georgetown University site’s health topics section lists exactly the same questions with the added rider – the answer to each of these questions Read More

August 19th, 2011

Questions to Ask Before Getting A Tattoo

If you are going in for a tattoo you need to ask the right questions of the tattooist. The Department of Health and Human Services, Maine has a helpful list of questions that you can use.  For those outside Maine look up the local licensing and regulatory authority that oversee tattoo studios. The questions about Read More

August 19th, 2011

Tattoo Studios Need Infection Control Training

In this study three research students explored the attitudes and belief systems of professional tatooists with respect to infection control.  The study showed that all the tattooists were aware of the risks involved with infection from blood born pathogens.  They also agreed that expense or discomfort was not a barried to implement infection control.  However, Read More

August 19th, 2011

Ultrasonic Cleaners in Body-Piercing and Tattooing Shops


You never know where you run into an ultrasonic cleaner these days! In a post at the ‘Be Well’ Health Education Services of Georgetown University they describe some of the do’s and don’ts. Since these are ‘in’ nowadays, it is well worth your while to inspect the checklist they have made. It is important to Read More

July 29th, 2011


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