We maintain a high standard of cleanliness and safety at the studio. We make sure that all tools are clean and sanitary. Each medical grade needle and tube used is individually packaged and sterilized. Ink caps (the little cups tattoo artists put ink in) are disposable as well, and not re-used. We are happy to show you our workspace and answer any questions you may have about the equipment. When visiting for your consultation, we are open to your questions and happy to answer and make you feel safe and comfortable. Before getting tattooed, we shave and disinfect the area of your skin that is going to be worked on. This is necessary especially for making sure that there is no risk of infection when your tattoo is healing. Our artists and anyone else helping to clean and set up the station wear fresh disposable gloves, and we make sure not to contaminate them by touching dirty things while they are working. When applying Vaseline to your skin before you get tattooed, we use gloves and use a onetime disposable small container and apply it to your body. We dispose used needle in clearly marked sharps containers for safe disposal of old needles. While cleaning the station we spray and wipe down everything in the work area with a medical grade sanitizing spray. All disposable items are thrown out, and used needles should be placed in the sharps container.