Tattoos and Corona Virus

Is it safe to get tattooed with Corona Virus Around.

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that’s caused a global pandemic as per WHO reports.  The Center for Disease Control says that the most effective  and simplest ways to prevent the spread of the virus are by washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough (This applies to anyone and everyone who is socially active or surrounded by people on daily basis.).

There are No reports of COVID-19 Spreading through Tattooing yet. This does not mean that we should not be careful if we are getting tattooed.

New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner says it’s best to steer clear of body art for now. “I would avoid new piercings and new tattoos to be safe,” he says. “I also would encourage people to take off and clean their jewelry, particularly rings.” As Dr. Zeichner explains, dirt, oil, and microbes can get trapped beneath rings and potentially spread infections.

Since the Epicenter of COVID-19 has moved from China to Europe and slowly being noticed all around the world now.

We have put to gather a few pointers to remember before you decide to get inked during these difficult times.

  • Prepare yourself for the Tattoo Appointment  Remember to Shower thoroughly and leave strait from home to the tattoo shop (with no stops in between using your own reliable/Safe mode of transportation) .
  • Carry a few basic hygiene products for your own safety Tattoo Studios may or may not provide you with a mask. So bring your own and small pocket sized hand sanitizer just incase you feel you touched something suspicious.  
  • Don’t bring anyone along with you you might want to consider loosing that tattoo buddy who accompanies you during tattoos. This is just to avoid putting more stress on people at the tattoo shop who are concerned about their own safety too.
  • Do not touch anything while getting inked. Tattoo Studios are filled with props, Books and several things that you can checkout. We at Astron Tattoos have already removed everything that gets in to customers hands as many people like seeing flash and art related books at the tattoo Shop. 
  • Cancel you appointment If you feel even slightly unwell or have symptoms of being unwell avoid risking your own life and others around you (Especially if you are living with Elders at home as their immune system might not be able to fight certain kind of viruses)
  • After Care for your Tattoo: Stick to the after care your tattoo artist suggest and here are a few more things you might want to consider. Keep you tattoo covered outdoors and wash the tattoo at least 3 to 5 times a day using a mild antibacterial soapUse gloves if possible or wash your hands before touching the tattooed Area. Stay indoors, Don’t let anyone close to your tattoo since your tattoo is like an open wound.
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