Questions linked to tattoo are frequent from the tattooee or future one. here are some answers.
Tattoo and drilling Stake:
The tattoo, the drilling of ears and the physical drilling are more and more popular at the Canadian’s. However, it is possible that the procedures increase the risks of contracting certain number of contagious diseases by the blood.
The tattoo, the drilling of ears and the physical drilling win in popularity, in particular at the young people from 18 to 22 years old. Between 73 and 83 p. 100 of the women of the United States have the leaky ears. A study made by an American university in 2001 revealed that 51 p. 100 of the students had physical drillings and that 23 p. 100 of the students had tattoos. The studies made in the United States show that The number of women having tattoos quadrupled between 1960 and 1980. The number of shops specialized in the tattoo and the physical drilling in Canada increased enormously during the last years.
Risks of the tattoo, the drilling of ears and the physical drilling for the health:
The skin and the mucous membranes which are in the mouth and in the nose assure(insure) the protection against numerous infections. The procedures of tattoo, drilling of ears and physical drilling require a drilling of the skin and the mucous membranes by means of a needle or another sharp object. Unless needles are New, sterilized for every treatment and treated(manipulated) correctly by the practitioner, instruments can be contaminated by the blood or the organic liquids infected by another person. It is also possible that bacteria or viruses which are on the skin enter the body and cause an infection during the drilling. The practitioners specialized in the tattoo and the drilling also run a risk of being of being infetcted.The tattoo and the drilling can cause the transmission of viral infections as the hepatitis B, the hepatitis C, the virus of the human immunodeficiency (HIV), the syndrome of immunodeficiency acquired (AIDS), the herpes, as well as bacterial infections cutaneous as the streptococcus and the staphylococcus.
Reduce your risk:
The best protection against the diseases and the infections is to choose carefully the studio of tattoo or drilling.
Here is a list of conditions to examine before making a decision:
The working area is appropriate(clean) and lit(enlightened) well. The studio uses instruments which wash themselves and sterilize easily, as the stainless steel. Tattoos are realized with sterile needles and machine to tattoo who(which) was washed alcoholic after every use, and covered with a new disposable plasticThe drilling of ears is made with a sterile needle The practitioner uses new sterile needles for every tattoo or drilling. They would never be reused. The practitioners have hygienic working customs: they wash the hands before and after the procedures, having touched contaminated objects, before treating(manipulating) and opening sterile details(rooms), before putting their gloves and having removed.
The practitioners carry(wear) medical gloves during the procedures. The studio possesses a ” appropriate(clean) zone ” and a ” dirty zone “. The procedure must be made in the ” appropriate(clean) zone “, where only sterile packagings and appropriate(clean) equipment are kept(preserved) and used. The ” dirty zone ” is the contaminated zone, where are a kitchen sink of wash and a compartment of conservation for the sterilizing material(equipment). Working surfaces are made by smoother(smooth) and not porous materials. All the surfaces are cleaned by means of a solution consisted of water and a whitening agent. The studio possesses a device of sterilisation, rather a steam sterilizer, as well as trial bands(strips) to indicate if the device works correctly. The waste is thrown(cast) as it is necessary; the waste contaminated by the blood is placed in bags of plastic(plastic art), which are tied up before being thrown(cast) with the common waste. The sharp tools used to drill the skin are placed in resistant packagings in the perforing. The verbal and written instructions relative to the personal care of bringing after the procedure are given to the customers
The risks of infection can be minimized thanks to the following precautions:
Choose a good professional practitioner, who did a training course. Ask the practitioner if he(it) follows the Guide of prevention of the infections of Health Canada with regard to the tattoo, to the drilling of ears and to the physical drilling Never make drill or tattoo a part(party) of the skin on which there is a cut or a break, buttons, warts or other abnormalities. Make sure that the practitioner disinfects the surface of the skin by using an antiseptic product for the skin before the procedure. Wash himself hands with big water before applying a lotion or an ointment to the zone tattooed or drilled after the procedure or during the rotation of the jewel, such Indicated by the practitioner. If an infection of the tattoo or the drilling is dreaded, it is necessary to communicate with a doctor or the local service of health. The vaccine of the hepatitis B help(assistant) to the protection against the hepatitis B, but there is no vaccine which can prevent(warn) the hepatitis C or the HIV..