As with any invasive procedure, tattooing may involve possible health risks. These risks may include pain, bleeding, swelling, infection, scarring, and/or nerve damage.
Non-sterile equipment and needles can spread infectious disease; it is extremely important that all equipment is clean, sterile and/or single use. The area to be tattooed will be properly cleansed before the procedure; sterile, clean and single use equipment and universal precautions will be used. Proper written aftercare information will be provided after the procedure, as well as verbally explained.
The following conditions may increase health risks associated with getting a tattoo, and at the artist's discretion, may require a doctors note to preform the tattoo;
Diabetes, Hemophila, Skin Disease, Lesions, Skin Sensitivities to Soaps or Disinfectants, History of Allergies or Adverse Reactions to Pigments or Dyes, History of Epilepsy, Seizures, Fainting, or Narcolepsy, Use of Anticoagulants / Blood Thinners, Hepatitis, or HIV / AIDS.
- I acknowledge it is not reasonably possible for the representatives and employees of this tattoo shop to determine whether I might have an allergic reaction to the pigments or processes used in my tattoo, and I agree to accept the risk that such reaction is possible.
- I realize that vacations in color and design may exist between any tattoo as selected by me, and as ultimately applied to my body. I understand that if my skin color/tone is dark, the colors may not appear as bright as they do on lighter color/ toned skin.
- I understand if I have any skin treatments, laser hair removal, plastic surgery, or any other skin altering procedures, it may result in adverse changes to my tattoo.
- I understand that I am permitted from donating blood for one full year after the completion of my tattoo.