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Best Practices: Tattoo Safety Equipment  Image of Black Nitrile Gloves

The rules and regulations associated with Tattoo Parlors are always evolving based on the technology and methods involved. The most critical goal should always be to provide a safe environment for both employees and customers in this growing business. Because of the inherent risk of infection from the tattooing process, it is of the utmost importance to maintain health & safety protocol. It is just as important to be aware of the most up to date products in order to keep ahead of possible regulation changes and advancements in technology.

One Stop Shopping | Medical-Grade Tattoo Supplies for Complete Infection Control/Prevention

MDS Associates carries a multitude of tattoo safety products specifically designed to limit the risk of infection and cross-contamination. Disposable exam gloves are the basis for this protection, and for tattoo artists there is the added bonus that these gloves come in Black, which doesn't show blood like lighter colored gloves and provides enhanced lighting advantages. Available in a variety of colors, thicknesses, formulations and packaging, our most popular disposable medical-grade latex-free nitrile exam gloves are

♦ Black Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, a non-latex option for artist

♦ N-DEX® Biodegradable Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, an earth-friendly latex-free option for artists


Disposable Barriers

We also carry a full-line of disposable infection-control barriers that cover or protect surfaces and equipment prone to contamination. Disposable Surface Barriers reduce the need for  harsh chemicals and saves time, money. Plus, they present a clean, hygienic sterile environment for clients that walk in the door.

Our single-use tattoo machine and cord covers are quick, easy-to-use and protect your investment. Many parlors find the need for a barrier film that covers many different shapes and surfaces. Check out our self-adhesive, no-residue clear barrier film rolls to cover, line or wrap equipment, trays, counters, keyboards and more.  They are available in unique 4" x 6", 6" x 9" and 12" x 14" sheets. If you are seeking a heavy clear barrier, we offer a1.5-mil thick 200' roll in 10" - 48" width sizes! Disposable lap towels, also referred to as patient towels or bibs are very versatile, practical and can be used as a liner or as a cover. They prevent skin-chair contact during your tattooing procedures, to hold disposable ink cups for the tattooing process, or as a skin ink wipe. They are constructed with two absorbent embossed layers of cellulose backed with polyethylene to prevent soak through. Blue underpads are made of highly absorbent cellulose and a heavy polyethylene backing and make a great cover or liner for trays, counters, chairs, tables, stools and more. They are available in a variety of sizes.

Sterilization & Disinfecting Image of Sterilization Products

Self-Sealing Autoclave Bags are designed to sterilize and store your metal instruments with medical-grade materials and nearly effortless use. These products feature built-in, color-changing indicators and a blue-tinted transparent covers, making it easy to detect any contamination issues and easier identification. For your convenience they come in a variety of sizes such as:

Self-Sealing Sterilization/Autoclave Pouches - 2-1/4" x 5"  

Self-Sealing Sterilization/Autoclave Pouches - 3-1/2" X 6-1/2" 

Self-Sealing Sterilization/Autoclave Pouches - 3-1/2" x 10"  

Self-Sealing Sterilization/Autoclave Pouches - 5-1/4" x 11"

Self-Sealing  Sterilization/Autoclave Pouches - 12" x 15"

Image of Surface Disinfecting Wipes There are also three varieties of hospital-grade Surface Disinfecting Towelettes Sani-Cloth Plus, CaviWipes & DisCide Ultra  that you may choose from depending on your own preference. They are pre-saturated and are provide fast, effective broad-spectrum pathogen killing power. In additional to germicidal surface wipes, many use Wavicide-01 High-Level Disinfectant Sterilant Soaking Solution for the cleaning of metal instruments.

Having a diverse array of cleaning products is a necessity for any Tattoo Parlor. In this aim, MDS Associates carries Rolled Paper Towels to clean work areas and wipe down skin during tattooing as well as Tincture of Green Soap to prepare the areas. Sterile Alcohol Prep Pads and Individually wrapped Cotton Tipped Applicators should also be kept in bulk in any Tattoo Parlor because they are used so often and for many uses.

Skin After-Care

A skin protectant is a great way to better serve your customers and aid in their healing process. MDS Associates also carries Vitamins A & D Ointment and Hustle Butter Tattoo Lubricant in foil-packets which is a perfect handout for Tattoo skin aftercare. Our Transparent Adhesive Tattoo Bandage Sheets & Rolls promote quicker healing and better color/contrast. Island Dressings (Bordered Gauze) are also very popular. Both are sterile, flexible and lightweight.

By visiting mdsassociates.com you can browse through our many useful products and also learn more on the innovations in technology that will impact your business! Contact MDS for samples or to place an order today.  

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