Catfish wrote:You make the guy seem like a toothless Neanderthal.
Catfish wrote:These guys that have mobile tattoo parlors are very successful tattoo shop owners from their respective towns. These tattoo trailers are constantly under the scrutiny of their hometown health departments, and if our health department is doing their job, also inspected here.This guy in a trailer, as you say, is not in a homemade ice shack on wheels. That trailer is about $30,000 dollars worth and if you were to step inside you would find out it is so well maintained and clean that you'd be able to eat off the floor. They are air conditioned so the doors can stay shut to not allow dust from the lot in. They don't even use an autoclave, as every customer gets a brand new set of needles right out of a sealed package. The only way a person could get an infection is after they leave and don't keep the sight clean or allow dust to enter the fresh tattoo. Don't judge until you inspect.
Catfish wrote:By the way, these guys make around $30,00 thousand dollars a day doing about 15 tattoos at an average of $200.00 Take that times four days in that lot is $120,000 These guys aren't stupid. If you can draw, you ought to think about running one your self. That guy does about 5 bike rallies a year; Laughlin California, Sturgis, Daytona bike week, and our Fall Ride, and Iowa Bike Rally. Now furthering the math, $600,000 thousand a year. That guy in the "trailer" is funny.
Floyd Alvin wrote:But it's their life. If they want to turn themselves into a junk yard art form, they have the right to do that.
Deb Richardson wrote:It's surprising how many people don't reveal the fact that they have a disease such as Hepatitis or HIV when filling out medical history. Often times it's only through additional question or by accident that the fact a patient has a disease is revealed.
Deb Richardson wrote:You would also be surprised to know that at times, not in any office I've worked in, that sterilization procedures fail, unbeknownst to the operator. Not all reputable medical or dental facilities are up to date on infection control procedure.
Deb Richardson wrote:You would also be surprised to know that the guy in the trailer doing tats is watched more closely by health officials than most medical and dental clinics, due to the nature of that business.
Deb Richardson wrote:In nearly 20 years of working in the dental field not once have I ever seen any type of inspection other than by the local fire department. The only time OSHA or any other agency would do an inspection is if there were to be a complaint or an incident.
I know that the offices I've worked in are strict and responsible when it comes to monitoring sterilization equipment, keeping up to date on the latest infection control methods, and practicing infection control to the highest of standards. But not once has any agency ever inspected or questioned these procedures.
I'm not saying that failed sterilization can't happen with the guy doing tats in a trailer, but I do know he's being watched far closer than the dental office I work in.
Deb Richardson wrote:Like I posted earlier within the biker community the word is out who to and who not to trust for a healthy tat. These artists,yes they are considered artists, have a livelihood to maintain, nothing takes that livelihood away like making people sick and going to jail. Maintaining a sanitary environment is very important to them.
Deb Richardson wrote:Jeff, I guess maybe you should know a few more facts before you tell someone they don't make any sense.
Deb Richardson wrote:neup99, you seem to forget we don't ridicule here.
Deb Richardson wrote:I could pick apart all that you posted, but I won't. Doesn't pay, I have far more important things to do than defend what I know.
Deb Richardson wrote:BTW, I enjoying watching the creative artistic manner in which my sandwich is fixed at Subway.
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