Hand hygiene

The video shows at what moments you wash your hands, how to do this in the right way, when you disinfect your hands and by which you recognize authorized hand disinfectants.

As a tattoo artist, you love your craft and you guarantee the quality of your work.

A rapid recovery of the tattoo is very important for the final result.

Working according to hygiene standards is part of your craftsmanship.

hand hygiene

Working hygienically means washing your hands at fixed times and in the right way.

Hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to prevent the spread of pathogens, such as hepatitis B.

As a tattoo artist you wash your hands at fixed times:

Just before and after tattooing.

Before and after tending to the tattoo.

Before and after wearing gloves.

If your hands look or feel dirty.

After going to the toilet, coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

Wash your hands with running water and liquid soap.

Dry them with paper towels. If your hands don't look or feel dirty you can also opt to disinfect them, instead of washing them.

Use a hand disinfectant with an N number.

After washing your hands, wear gloves made of powder-free latex or nitrile.

Check to see if both codes EN 455 and EN 374 are on the box.

Then you know you've got the right gloves.

Should you or the client be allergic to latex, use nitrile gloves instead.

The hygiene standards for tattooing can be found on the RIVM website.

There you can read the rules once more.