Tattoo Health and Safety
Dragon Moon Tattoo has your complete health and safety in mind before, during, and after the application of your tattoo.
All artists are required to explain tattoo procedures PRIOR to your receiving your new tattoo, discuss and answer all questions involving your safety, and thoroughly explain after care procedures. Our attitude is "The dumbest question is the one never asked!"
Dragon Moon practices Universal Precautions.
Universal Precautions is a very simple concept:
"ALL HUMAN BLOOD AND CERTAIN HUMAN BODY FLUIDS ARE TREATED AS IF KNOWN TO BE INFECTIOUS FOR THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), THE HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV) AND OTHER BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS. "
For a complete overview of our infection control practices, please refer to: GUIDELINES FOR SAFE TATTOOING ®.
Most staph skin infections, including MRSA, appear as a bump or infected area on the skin that may be:
This information is from the CDC and here are a couple of links, one with pic's
- Warm to the touch
- Full of pus or other drainage
- Accompanied by a fever
Photos Preventing MRSA Skin Infections
More Information and Resources
APPOINTMENT and WALK-IN PROTOCOLSReview this Info
To make your visit more comfortable and our work a success lease review our "Appointment and Walk-In Protocols". We have found that these protocols provide the frame work in providing you the ultimate in service and a lasting piece or art.
Guidelines for Infection Control in the Studio EnvironmentReview this Info
Dragon Moon Tattoo Studio and each artist approaches our service to you with the utmost concern of your health and well being. Please review this material as it will help you understand why we take such precautions.
Below are important points to remember and adopt as part of your daily routine. Remember, most infections are caused (and spread) by not washing your hands!
Ten easy steps to care for your new tattoo successfully.
Think about the affects the Sea, Sun and Sand have on a new tattoo or piercing.
A very cool museum!
An absolute "Must See" for body art afficionados, tattoo artists and piercers.
Now you will understand the importance of HAND WASHING as the first step in PREVENTING infections in your new tattoo or piercing.
Ms. Mick has spent her entire career teaching this basic preventive measure.......