Infections at tattoo parlours can be serious and even deadly. As a responsible tattoo parlour owner, cleanliness and minimising the risk of infections should be a priority. NocoTech is a range of products designed to disinfect rooms at the touch of a button and can help reduce infections by eliminating harmful pathogens in the environment.
Hygiene is Key
Any good tattoo parlour worth their salt will have spotless facilities and take extreme measures to ensure the safety of their clients. The cleanliness of a tattoo parlour is a vital consideration for potential customers. After all, no one wants to go to a dirty restaurant harbouring who-knows-what germs—and the same goes for getting a tattoo.
A dirty parlour with dusty floors and equipment—and artists who don’t seem concerned about hygiene—is a big turn-off for clients. Additionally, the last thing they’d want to do is endanger themselves with an infection or other complication caught from an unhygienic parlour.
The Risk of Infection
As tattooing is a procedure that involves piercing the skin, it can carry a risk of transmitting infection since an open wound can be an entry point for harmful microorganisms. Dirty tattoo equipment can spread deadly diseases, like hepatitis C and HIV. Still, contaminated surfaces in a parlour can also harbour various harmful pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores.
Infection Control Measures
Strict infection control measures in tattoo studios are designed to minimise contamination with best practices that include:
- A separate area for tattooing that should be cleaned after each client.
- Sterilising equipment before each use in an autoclave machine.
- Disposing of needles after each use.
- Mixing ink in a sterile environment.
- Disinfecting treatment areas after each client, including chairs and tables.
- Wiping the area of skin being tattooed with antiseptic.
- Washing hands and using hand sanitiser before each client.
- Wearing disposable single-use gloves during the tattooing process.
- Treatment areas, such as chairs and tables, should be cleaned with disinfectant after each client.
- Antiseptic should be used to sterilise the area of skin being tattooed.
- Use disposable single-use gloves during the tattooing process.
While these measures are designed to keep the immediate environment around each client infection-free, what about the overall workspace, including worktops, floors, walls, waiting areas and bathrooms? Keeping the floor free of debris and wiping down surfaces with a disinfectant is recommended. Still, conventional manual cleaning has limitations and may not be as thorough as it should be.
How NocoTech can help minimise infections in tattoo parlours
This is where the NocoTech system can be invaluable. NocoTech is a patented design that eliminates 99.99% of bacteria and viruses and is effective against fungi, mould and spores—all at the push of a button.
The system consists of an appliance (NocoSpray) and a disinfectant solution (NocoLyse) that is placed inside the appliance. NocoSpray is placed in the centre of a room, a programme selected, and the start button pressed. During the cycle, NocoSpray disperses a dry, hydrogen peroxide based vapour into the atmosphere that reacts with harmful pathogens and eliminates them.
Nocospray is an essential part of keeping a tattoo parlour disinfected. It is robust against 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. It is also effective against fungi and mould. Quick and easy to use, NocoSpray can disinfect a room in around half an hour, leaving behind no residue that requires wiping down. It is ideal for tattoo parlours as it is non-corrosive and safe on all surfaces. It will not damage even sensitive electronic equipment.
User-friendly and safe, NocoSpray is non-toxic to humans and animals (although rooms must be human and animal-free during an active NocoSpray cycle). It is environmentally friendly, breaking down to oxygen within minutes.
The beauty of NocoSpray is that it penetrates every nook and cranny in a room—even the insides of drawers and cupboards if left open. It is more reliable than conventional manual cleaning in removing microorganisms on surfaces and in the air. Furthermore, NocoSpray effectively prevents common infections, including Covid-19, Ebola, flu and other transmissible diseases, ensuring your entire work environment is completely sanitised.
The Bottom Line
NocoSpray is a patented bactericide, sanitiser, and disinfectant in ready-to-use concentrated form that works quickly to eliminate harmful pathogens and reduce infections. It is a particularly effective tool that tattoo artists have at their disposal to provide a safe and sanitised environment.