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Contaminated equipment, unclean premises, unsafe procedures and a lack of infection control knowledge may potentially contribute to the spread of various infections. Infections cannot only occur during the procedure, but can also occur if the tattoo isn't cared for properly afterwards. Specific risks include:
Go to a professional tattoo artist working in an established studio. This will reduce your risk of getting an infection. You can also ask the tattooist if the studio has been inspected by Environmental Health Officer for compliance with SA Health Guidelines on health and safety.
A tattoo is permanent so choose carefully and think long-term. Removing a tattoo is a painstaking process, usually involving several laser treatments and considerable expense. Complete removal without scarring may be impossible.
It is important to ensure that your tattoo heals well without infection. Your personal hygiene, employment and hobbies may affect how well your tattoo heals. Your tattoo artist will advise you on the best aftercare to suit your tattoo. Allow up to two weeks for healing.
When finished, your tattoo artist will clean the tattooed area and may cover it with a bandage. If the bandage is especially made to apply after a tattooing procedure then your tattoo artist will tell you when to remove it. Plastic wrap is a ‘get home' cover only and should be removed as soon as possible. Plastic wrap does not breathe and so retards the healing process by creating a warm, moist, airless environment that encourages bacterial growth. After the bandage is removed wash your tattoo.
After a few days you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing, this is normal and there is no need to panic.
You should notify your tattoo artist and seek medical advice if you notice any signs of infection, if the tattooed area is very wet or weeping, if there is heavy scabbing, lots of redness, inflammation, a rash or if you have any concerns associated with how your tattoo is healing.
Don't get a tattoo if you are sick. Being unwell will slow the healing process and increase the risk of local infection.
If you are taking any medication or have any medical problems such as allergies, skin disorders, a condition that affects your immune system, or if you are pregnant - ask your doctor if it is ok to get tattooed or if there are special precautions that you need to take and let the tattoo artist know.
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The information contained in this publication is for general information only. Readers should always seek independent, professional advice where appropriate, and no liability will be accepted for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information in this publication.
Reference and credit https://www.agd.sa.gov.au/newsroom/new-tattooing-piercing-and-body-modification-laws