In the United States, there are many thousands of tattoo shops and artists performing the beautiful and timeless art of tattooing. Each state that these artists and shops reside it have sterilization procedures that might be specific to their state. However, most states have similar rules about keeping their shop and equipment clean. Shops are also required to keep proper records on the sterilizations they have done. Today we are talking about tattoo sterilization equipment and methods of sterilizing the tattoo equipment.
There are many ways to do this and many of those ways are pretty straightforward. However, having a strong work ethic and attention to detail are very important when it comes to keeping your equipment sterile and ready to use. Artists should be very aware that when it comes to spreading blood-borne diseases, they are the ones that stand in the way of passing these to clients. This means that keeping your equipment clean and sterile are of the utmost importance.
That said, there are multiple ways of doing this and there are different pieces of equipment that can accomplish this goal. We know there are a lot of options so, we have put together a list of some of the best tattoo sterilization equipment out there right now. These pieces of equipment are highly rated and well-reviewed. We hope that you feel more informed on the subject after reading this than you were before you started. Enjoy!
Cosco Green Soap 1 Pint + squeeze bottle
Cosco Green Soap comes in a one pint bottle with a squeeze bottle to use. Many tattoo artists are big fans of this product and that is because it works so well. While this soap isn’t for cleaning the tattoo tools, it is great for cleaning up fresh tattoos. Using this soap will help in stopping any kind of infection taking over. They also use it to prep the tattoo and clean the area they are getting ready to tattoo. This little bottle of soap is only going to run you around $12 and it is well worth the money. If you read all the positive reviews, you’ll see that tattoo artists all over the world are using this soap.
– Great as a personal care, kitchen cleaning, laundry, food service and tattoo cleaning product
– Comes with an 8 ounce wash bottle that is the perfect alternative to using a spray bottle
– Comes with one pint of green soap and when mixed with water, you get 1 gallon
Autoclave Self Sealing Tattoo Dental Sterilization Pouches Bags
The Autoclave Self Sealing Tattoo Dental Sterilization Pouches Bags are 3.5” x 10” and come with 200 pieces per box. You get two boxes in this package and it will only run you around $20. If you are looking for easy to use, reliable and durable sterilization pouches in different sizes, this is the product for you. This autoclave sterilization pouch collection is one of the best out there. With a good pair of handling gloves and these sterilization bags, you can create a barrier between your equipment and microbial penetration. These bags are made of high quality paper. The ink used is water based and doesn’t contain any toxic or hazardous ingredients.
– Manageable, portable and lightweight
– CE & FDA approved and safe to use
– 200 autoclave pouches per box – comes with 2 boxes
– Vapor/steam and EtO Gas indicators
– Due to the extra notch on top, these are easy to open
CaviCide Cold Sterilization Disinfectant TATTOO Gallon
The gallon of CaviCide Cold Sterilization Disinfectant for tattoos is the next product on our list and it is well received by those that have used it. CaviCide is ready-to-use, convenient and an intermediate level surface disinfectant good for protecting against HBV, HCV, TB, bacteria, viruses and fungi. You can use this product anywhere in your facility including isolation rooms, labs, NICU, operating rooms and of course, your tattoo studio. When you use this product as it is supposed to be used, it will decontaminate and clean semi-critical and critical instruments. It is incredible to use for decontamination and cleaning medical device surfaces. We’re big fans of this product and so are the tattoo artists that use it.
– Disinfectant and cold sterilization
– 1 gallon of product
– Great for protecting against viruses, bacteria and fungi
Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner 0.6 Liters 600ml
The Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner 0.6 Liters 600ml is great for optical, dental, hospital and tattoo equipment. Essentially, this product will work like a charm to sterilize anything that needs to be. This is a big ultrasonic cleaner that is high quality and has a digital LCD display. This cleaner features a stainless steel tank with a plastic basket that works on 110V. The high powered ultrasonic transducer is perfect for great cleaning and the large capacity tank gives you room. It’s got 5 adjustable cycles with a digital display and it has a memory function in case there is a power failure. This product is great for many things but is really well liked in tattoo shops all over the world.
– Stainless steel tank
– Used for tattooing, jewelry, dental offices and hospital labs to name a few
– 600ml capacity
– Ultrasonic transducer is high powered for an incredibly clean tool
– 5 adjustable cycles for professional cleaning
– Memory function
– Radiator for longer working times
Salon Sundry Professional Tabletop Ultraviolet UV Tool Sterilizer Cabinet
The Salon Sundry Professional Tabletop Ultraviolet UV Tool Sterilizer Cabinet is another incredible option for tattoo artists that are looking to sterilize their equipment in a safe manner. All you do is insert the tools into the sterilizer and close the door. It’s got a high output, 8 watt, 10,000 hour rated, ultraviolet bulb that emits a powerful germicidal light that will eliminate most microorganisms. This is a standard size bulb that is easy to pick up if you need a new one. It also includes a shielded, protective door to block harmful UV rays from escaping. It even ships with an extra UV bulb.
– 10,000 hour rated 254nm, 8-watt UV bulb that will eliminate most microorganisms
– Great for materials made of glass, metal, plastic and other tools
– Shielded door blocks UV rays from leaving
– Tabletop design