How Does a Tattoo Artist Prepare the Tattooing Station for an Appointment?
A lot of people are a bit worried when they go to a new tattoo studio. There might be a lot of different reasons, but one of the main ones is safety. When someone is about to poke your skin, you really want to make sure that all the equipment is safe and sterile. Well, Flame Wise Ink wants to share with you how our tattoo artists prepare the tattooing station before every appointment.
First of all, we want to highlight that in our studio, all tattoo artists start to prepare the station after the client has arrived . Sometimes we receive questions like: “Why can’t they have the place ready before I arrive for the appointment?” — And the answer is pretty simple. We want our clients to feel confident and secure that there is no dirty or recycled equipment used during the tattoo session and every surface, all equipment that will be used during the tattooing is sanitized and sterile.
As to the process, when you enter the studio, you will be required to wear shoe covers or you can just take your shoes off and make yourself comfortable. Then our receptionist will walk you to the tattoo station where you can meet your tattoo artist and start working on your design. Now the process of setting up the working space will start. We will use all new sterile clean products, such as ink cups, a single used shaving razor, gloves (believe me, you will see how we care about our client’s health and station sterility) and other products. We also pour ink into ink cups and open all the needles right in front of you, showing expiring dates and sealed packages (yes, needles have expiring dates!). Flame Wise Ink is focused on cleanliness and safety, so everything you see on the station is sterile, even these tiny cups of ink!
When it is time to put a stencil on your skin, a tattoo artist will sanitize your skin area with alcohol (70%). After this step, in most cases a tattoo artist will shave a designated area with prepared soap and water to soften your skin to prevent damages, such as cuts. After these two steps, an artist will start applying a stencil or drawing a freehand design on your skin. Now you’re ready to get your tattoo safely. We also want to mention that during the session, a tattoo artist will use a “Hustle Butter” tattoo cream to smooth the skin as well as keeping it less irritated during tattooing.
If you still have any questions or ready to make an appointment, our wonderful receptionists will guide you through and you will be directed to one of our talented tattoo artists.