That’s If just a tiny bit of an unfriendly germ gets in one of those holes, that’s enough to cause an infection in that new wound. Because it’s a new wound and blood’s rushing around in there like crazy, the germ might be able to spread easier. That’s why OSHA has specific regulations for tattoo shops and artists and how clean they need to keep things. Where Do You Come In? A big part of following the rules set by OSHA rests on the artist, of course. Needles come in sealed and sterile packs. If the seal on those packs is broken, it’s up to the artist to toss them and get a different one.
So here’s the part you need to know: Those chairs need to be sterile from top to bottom