Consider visiting all the tattoo parlours in your region. Find out if they are using safe practices to ensure the best customer service. A good tattoo parlour almost always has a very qualified team of employees and looks clean. Contact surfaces should be clean and dusted to keep the bacteria away. You should also ensure the equipment is in good condition.
Talk to the owner or tattooist that you will be dealing with. Tattoo stores should have an autoclave, which is a high-temperature dish washer to sanitize devices to achieve high safety standards. Safe and qualified body tattoo store workers will happily talk about their equipment and discuss healthy techniques. If someone is hesitant, consider trying a different store to avoid disappointment later on.
Always request to see the store's up-to-date permits and certifications. Tattoo stores must have a certificate from either a state or federal agency. In some states, the artist is also required to have a valid certificate to perform tattoos on the body. Tattoo performers that are qualified should be more than willing to display their license and discuss subscriptions in professional certificate awarding organisations that have a good reputation.
Observe the tattooist performing on somebody's body art if possible. Make sure he cleans his hands, wearing reusable safety gloves and disinfects the place being tattooed. For each body part to be tattooed, the specialist must use a new, clean and sterilized needle to avoid contamination. If these fundamentals of secure needling are not followed, choose a different store. If the art is performed without unwashed needle, you are vulnerable to liver diseases, HIV and TB transmitting, along with other health problems.
Talk to your relatives and friends in the town who can help you find a safe and secure tattoo parlour. The more tattoos a person has, the better he/she will know about the good reputable tattoo parlours in the area.