Universal Guidelines for Tattoo Professionals
There are universal precautionary measures tattoo artists must take to protect themselves including wearing barrier gowns, disposable gloves, and goggles or eyeglasses to avoid contact and exchange of bodily fluids. All implements that come in contact with a clients skin and blood in a tattoo shop must be of single use.
Hand-washing is a vital part of personal protection for both tattoo artists and their clients. Tattoo artists should wash their hands before and after touching a client, before and after donning and removal of disposable gloves, and after handling any equipment. When in doubt, wash your hands.