Hi, this is Doc Lowry. When you’re, complete
your tattoo, they’re…clean your machine by disassembling the needle and the tube assembly
like this, and we drop them into soak and bleach water soak. They soak in there for
a while and that cleans all that off and then the equipment then, we can just spray down
and the body of the machine frame, and rinse it off, and then dry it and it’s ready for
your next service.
The, when you’re finished with a tattoo then, the needle goes into a Sharps container that’s
full of used tattoo needles, and they just collect there until they’re ready for disposal,
and that gets…and that gets thrown out. The tube part goes through a sterilization
process and we’ll go over here and show you how that works. After thee tattoo is completed
and the tube is soaked in some bleach water, then let’s move to an ultra-sonic cleaner
and they’re where they’re just dropped in this basket and they, and then they…have
sound waves that vibrate any residue off the remainder of the tube, and they clean in there.
Just a soap solution.
And then after they’ve been in there, they go into the autoclave. An autoclave is very
similar to just a, oh, okay, well here’s some tools here I just cleaned, to a pressure cooker,
and this one even looks like a pressure cooker. But the tubes are bagged, just like these
tools are into sterilization bags, and the bags are chemically treated so that they change
color. And you can see, here’s some jewelry that’s been prepared for sterilization and
so it changes from pink to gray so you know that the transformation has taken place. And
then…and then it cooks in here for an hour. Here’s a pair of tubes that have been all
bagged up and ready to be autoclaved, and so they go in there and then they get sterilized
and then the tube part, and the handle part, is ready to do another tattoo.