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1650 Airport Road South    Nalpes, Florida 34112       (239) 732 - 8868
  1. I am under the age of 18, can I get a tattoo or piercing if my mom or dad sign for me?
    1. If you are under 18 and want a piercing you must be at least the age of 14 years old and must have a legal guardian sign one of OUR consent forms for you and have it signed by a notary.
    2. If you want a tattoo you must be 18 years or older to get a tattoo, under no circumstance.
  2. Can alcohol or drugs help ease the pain durning the procedure.
    1. No, in fact, they may cause more discomfort. Even worse, they make bleeding and infection more likely and you may regret what you did when your sober.
    2. An honest business will not do a tattoo or piercing unless you are sober.
  3. So what are the health risks?
    1. Tattoo and piercings are both done with needles. That makes the risk similar to that of any needle use.
    2. Hepatits and HIV are the biggest risks.
    3. Infections from openwounds, reactions to inks or metals, and scarring are also possible.
    4. Follow proper infection control procedures and safety precautions
  4. I am thinking about getting a tattoo or body piercing. what kind of things should I consider?
    1. Getting a tattoo or piercing is very personal decision.
    2. You will want to ask yourself why you want a tattoo or piercing
    3. How having one will impact your life.
    4. You will also want to make sure you dont get any diseases or infections from unsterlized equipment.
    5. You definetely want to consider your health and saftey.
  5. What can I do to protect my health?
    1. If you decide to get a tattoo or piercing, go to a shop or studio that is clean and professional.
    2. Ask about what they do to prevent infection and see their sterlization procedure.
    3. Make sure that they are licenses and insured
    4. follow all aftercare directions that are given to you by your artist.
  6. Can you really get hepatitis and HIV from a tattoo or piercing?
    1. Hepatitis B and C can easily be spread through unsterilized equipment.
    2. Hepatitis is very contagious.
    3. HIV, the virus that caused AIDS, may also be passed through unsterilized tattoo or piercing needles.
  7. How can I be sure a tattooist or piercer will have my health and safety in mind?
    1. In some places, a studio will need to have a health or business license.
    2. Going to a licensed artist or studio may find you a better chance of finding someone who follows safety precaustions.
    3. You can also ask what kind of training they have had and ask spedific questions about sterilization.
    4. Ask if they use new needles and would be willing to open the needle package in front of you.
  8. A safe tattooist or piercer will have:
    1. An autoclave ( a machine used to sterilized equipment ) at there shop.They should sterilize equipment after each customer or have disposable equipment.
    2. Always use new needles. he or she should open the needle package in front of you.
    3. Wash his or her hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
    4. put new ink into a disposable container for each customer, blood can easily contaminate the inks.
    5. Use new, disposable razors for shaving skin.
    6. Use new, sterilized jewelry for any body piercing
    7. be willing to discuss safety precautions with you.
  9. What other health issues should I consider?
    1. Dont get a tattoo or piercing if you or the artist is drunk or high.You will both be more aware of the safety if you are sober.
    2. Also dont let a friend tattoo or pierce you at home or at a party. It is much more difficult to propertly sterilize the equipment if you are not working in a professional setting.
    3. Also, you can get blood poisoning, staph infection, skin disease, and allergic reaction to the jewelry or ink.