Tattoo artists work with medical tools on a daily basis. During the tattooing process, you are faced with blood, plasma, and bodily fluids regularly. Any cross-contamination can be dangerous, not only for the tattoo artist but also for their clients.
Tattoo artists also face the same hazards as their clients, even though the needle doesn’t go into their skin. They are consistently exposed to potential sources of contamination through used tattoo needles or contaminated equipment during the session. Tattooists must remain alert to avoid cuts, which is a common transmission of bloodborne diseases. Bloodborne Pathogens means pathogenic microorganisms, which are present in human blood. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV). They must constantly sterilize and reorganize their workstations to protect everyone involved.