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Procedure of Tattooing

  • Christa De Cuyper
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Abstract

All body-modifying methods can lead to complications depending on the conditions in which the procedures are performed, on the training and the skills of the practitioner, on the materials used, and on the aftercare. Poor hygienic standards can result in localized infections but can also lead to severe life-threatening conditions or even result in irreversible damage. Body art practitioners should be informed about good hygienic practice and should be aware of the complications that can arise from these procedures. In this chapter the requirements for a hygienic working environment and equipment and the management of a tattoo parlor including the sterilization process and waste disposal will be addressed. The procedure of tattooing will be explained step by step including preventive measures such as adequate hand hygiene and instructions for good aftercare. The customer has to be informed about the risks of the procedure but also has the responsibility to inform the practitioner about his health condition. Client suitability and knowledge of contraindications are important aspects that are often neglected.

Keywords

Tattoo procedure Tattoo device Sterilization Disinfection Waste management Hygiene standards Aftercare 

Notes

Acknowledgment

  • Liz Kierstein, Tatto-Liz Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Jens Bergström, Tattoo and Piercing Education Scandinavia, Sweden

  • Davy D’hollander, Tek Tik Antwerpen, Belgium

  • Sandy Verfaille, Inksane Roeselare, Belgium

Supplementary material

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Video 3.1 Tattooing procedure by Sandy Verfaille, Inksane, Belgium, recording Dr. De Cuyper (MP4 252525 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christa De Cuyper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DermatologyBlankenbergeBelgium
  2. 2.AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AVBruggeBelgium

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