Being a tattoo artist means you have to be responsible for yourself, your client and other people working in the same area as you. Being educated on Bloodborne Pathogens is a vital element in providing a safe working environment, and being professional.
As a professional tattoo studio, Flame Wise Ink requires every member of the studio to complete a course on Bloodborne Pathogens by Worksite Safety, and successfully complete an exam that comes with it. After the exam, you will be provided with a certificate with your name and date of completion.
Tattoo Artists (Tattooists) at risk of coming in contact with their clients’ blood. They are at risk for exposure to:
Exposure can occur:
Bloodborne pathogens are — technically speaking — microorganisms that are present and can be transmitted in human blood that can cause disease in humans. So, this means anybody who is involved in an accident or who has close contact with someone who has an open sore can be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)