We have all been there, the first-timer anxiety. Every one of us started off with virgin skin, no holes or color added. The very first time that you go to a studio (for some of us it was a kitchen table) for a tattoo or body piercing, there is always at least a small degree of nervous anticipation. Continue reading
Category Archives: Health and Safety
Aftercare for Body Piercings
Tongue and inside lip or cheek:
- Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash (such as Listerine) or a saltwater solution, every time you eat, drink or smoke for the first 3 days. Use mouthwash 3 times a day for the remaining 30 days after that. Continue reading
Aftercare for Tattoos
General healing instructions:
- Your tattoo will be bandaged when you leave our studio. Leave the bandage on per instructions of the artist: ______________Hours.
- When the bandage is removed, first clean your hands with soap and water. Continue reading
Unprofessional Conduct Statute
Vermont’s Unprofessional Conduct Statute – offered here for your information – although it is now a state requirement that it be posted in all tattoo shops or offered to clients as a part of the requirement for disclosure of information. Continue reading
Clean Practices for Body Piercing
These are practices which, to the best of our knowledge, are the current “Best Practice” for the field. Please do your homework before you get any piercing done.
- Clean hands are donned with single-use latex, nitrile, or vinyl gloves. Continue reading
Clean Practices for Tattooing
by: Jesse Fowler
In my set-up, I use a modified method with the valued input from old-timers and modern medical information sources and methods. Here I will walk through the process I use in order to prevent cross-contamination during the procedure itself.
- I use a diluted Tincure of Green Soap in a laboratory wash bottle to cleanse the skin. I do not use spray bottles, as the force of the spray might also disperse the blood or bacteria on the skin throughout the work area. Continue reading
Every tattoo or piercing studio in the state of Vermont is required to disclose certain information about its practices, personnel, as well as general information regarding disease transmission and prevention to its prospective clients.
We are doing so at the studio in compliance with the state regulations, however we thought it might be informative to our web-using clients and window shoppers as well. I have included this information here to promote the most educated clients possible; you cannot have too much information before getting a tattoo or piercing. Do be sure to look this information over when you come in to our shop, along with our portfolios; it’s also suggested that you do the same in any other studio you enter. It is there for your safety and education.
Parts of this information are contained in articles on this page, however, the artist bios are located in ‘The Crew’ section. Please take a minute to look them over, and get to know us a little better.