How To Clean Tattoo Machine?

How To Clean Tattoo Machine?

In order to make sure that customers get safe and hygienic, it is necessary to keep tattoo scrub down all the parts and keep tattoo gun clean. High-risk items need to be sterilized and disinfected. How often to autoclave and ultrasonic-terilize your tattoo machine? it depends on how you use the machine over the day.

How To Clean Your Tattoo Machine?

Step 1

Put on latex gloves and disassemble the tattoo gun. You will be removing the tip, grips and the ink tube from the tattoo gun.

 Step 2

Put the tips and the tube in warm water mixed with bleach. Spray down the grips with disinfectant spray, and then place them in the water as well.

Step 3

Take the tube, grips and tip out of the warm water. The needle is thrown away in a medical waste sharps container. The other parts are wiped down and put inside the ultrasonic cleaner's cleaning basket. This cleaning process shakes residue off of the tattoo gun parts.

After each tattooing operation, the tubes and needle bars shall be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any foreign material. A high quality detergent material which shall be changed daily and is suitable for an ultrasonic cleaner is to be used. 

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 Step 4

Place the tattoo gun tube, grips and tips each into a separate sterilization bag. These bags are chemically treated so that when the contents have been properly heated, a strip on the back of the bag changes from pink to gray. Seal the sterilization bags, and place the tools each in a separate autoclave tray.

 Step 5

Fill the autoclave halfway with water, and then put in the trays with the sealed bags. If you have only one tray, then autoclave each tool separately. An autoclave works like a pressure cooker.



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