The coronavirus pandemic, which has swept the entire planet, dictates its own safety rules. Therefore, it is quite logical to ask how great the danger of contracting coronavirus is when applying a tattoo.
Are there additional risks besides the standard ones that lie in wait for everyone in public places? Of course, the safest option is to postpone a visit to the tattoo artist until the covid-19 pandemic subsides. But if you decide to get a tattoo right now, assess the real danger and listen to helpful advice that will help minimize the risk of infection.
How considerable is the risk of contracting coronavirus in a tattoo shop
Many are seriously concerned that most of the supplies and tools come from China, the place where the COVID-19 epidemic began. But goods are usually in transit for more than two weeks, and the life span of the virus on non-biological surfaces is 9-10 days. In addition, at the moment, the epidemiological situation in this country is relatively calm.
The safety of all procedures in the tattoo shop is ensured by thorough surface treatment: with skin disinfectant made based on denatured ethanol, quartzing, UV treatment, heat treatment.
If, before visiting the salon, you feel at least a slight discomfort, stay at home and postpone the visit to the professional until you are fully recovered.
Tips for listening to when visiting a tattoo shop
Some tips on how to safely get a tattoo during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- It is better to postpone the initial visit to the tattoo shop until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. When the first tattoo is applied, the body experiences stress, due to which the hormone cortisol begins to produce, which negatively affects the general state of immunity. But the application of the second and subsequent tattoos, according to scientists, stated in, leads to an increase in the amount of immunoglobulin, which increases human immunity.
- You should check the availability of documents permitting the salon’s work and confirming its compliance with sanitary standards.
- It is necessary to choose the right tattoo artist correctly. Before the procedure, it is recommended to check whether the artist has put on sterile gloves, a mask, whether he uses disposable needles taken out of the package with you, or uses a reusable instrument (ask if there is an autoclave for sterilization in this case).
Do not forget about the standard rules of conduct during a pandemic:
- Please do not take out gadgets in a public place unnecessarily; be sure to treat them with disinfectants at home.
- Maintain social distance and wear a mask and gloves.
- After coming home, wash your hands with soap and water. This procedure should take at least 20 seconds. At the same time, the brushes must be kept with the fingers pointing down.
- Subject to all standard safety requirements, the right choice of an artist, and careful attention to all-important “little things” the risk of COVID-19 infection when applying a tattoo is no higher than during a regular trip to the store or visiting other public places.