Sterilization & Procedures

Tool Cleaning Procedure - Jewelry Changing Procedure w/o clean field - Jewelry Changing Procedure w/ clean field - Tube Cleaning Procedure - Stencil Prep & Application Procedure - Sterilization Techniques - The Statim - Jewelry Cleaning - Change Out and Stretching Procedure - Tattoo Setup Procedure - Tattoo Breakdown Procedure - Sharps Container Changing Procedure

Change Out and Stretching Procedure

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGE-OUTS

    1. Wash hands.
    2. Put on one glove.
    3. With ungloved hand, open drawer, remove clean field with gloved hand.
    4. Shake open clean field and place on tray plastic side down.
    5. On clean field, place jewelry, gauze pads, and any necessary tools, baggie (on far corner of field).
    6. Put on one glove.
    7. Open all necessary tools or jewelry.
    8. Dispense Technicare on back of gloved hand.
    9. Using new jewelry, well lubricate old jewelry and slide into place.
    10. Remove old jewelry and place on clean field.
    11. Add more Technicare to end of new jewelry and slide into place.
    12. Clean of excess Technicare, and put on/in any necessary balls or o-rings.
    13. Take off one glove and place on field.
    14. Open baggie with ungloved hand and place jewelry in with gloved hand.
    15. Put any necessary tools in bio tray with gloved hand.
    16. Wrap up field in glove and throw in bio trash.
    17. Sanitize hands

PROCEDURE FOR STRETCHING

  1. Wash hands.
  2. Put on one glove.
  3. Remove clean field from drawer with gloved hand, opening and closing drawer with non-gloved hand.
  4. Shake open clean field and place on tray, plastic side down.
  5. On clean field, place sterilized taper, jewelry (if not sterilized, clean with Technicare), gauze pads, and plastic baggie (Place on far corner of clean field) – open all drawers with non gloved hand.
  6. Also get out any tools you may need.
  7. Put on second glove.
  8. At this time, clean unsterilized jewelry with Technicare.
  9. Open all tools, taper, jewelry – or remove from StatIM cartridge.
  10. Dispense Technicare on back of glove or gauze pad.
  11. Use end of taper to place Technicare on jewelry in body, get nice and lubed before removing.
  12. Make sure taper and jewelry match up.
  13. After removal of jewelry, place on clean field and put more technicare on end of taper, slide into hole.
  14. Explain what you’re doing, and talk about breathing, on exhale push taper through hole but not all the way.
  15. Line up jewelry with end of taper, and use jewelry to push taper the rest of the way through the hole.
  16. Wipe off excess Technicare, put on balls, or o-rings, or put in captive balls.
  17. Take off one glove, place on field.
  18. Open baggie with ungloved hand.
  19. Place jewelry in baggie with gloved hand – hand to customer.
  20. Dispense all tools, and taper in bio tray.
  21. Wrap up field in glove and throw in bio trash.
  22. Sanitize hands.
  23. Explain care to customer.