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Cosmetic Tattooing

Is It Safe?

If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principals. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following:

IMPORTANT Things To Look For:
1.  All needles should be new and sterile for each client.  Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.

2. Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.

Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.

The technician should be clean and neat.

5.  Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.

6.  The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants. The SPCP has taken a position against permanent cosmetic procedures conducted at trade shows and in salons where nail dust, aerosols or other chemicals are present.

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