All needles are disposed of after each use. A needle costs fifty
cents, and I am not going to try and save this insignificant amount
of money by using a disposable needle more than once.
I use single-service one millilitre ink "caps". They
are placed in a disposable "ink cap" holder and are then
placed on a styrofoam or paper plate. Ink, caps, holder and plate
are all thrown into the garbage after every client.
Plastic Bags Everytime...
Everything I must use over and over are wrapped in plastic. The
tattoo machines are placed in plastic bags everytime, the sink faucet,
and spray bottles too.
is tested at Dalhousie Pathology, the documentation
is here on display. I have been tested for diseases
as well, and the results
are displayed as well, for everyone to see.
Countertops and Chair
I follow the same procedure as the hospital. I use a powerful disinfectant
called Ultraquot. After every client, the counter top, chair, work
surfaces, and even the phone, are cleaned with Ultraquot.