Yes. Getting a tattoo in the covid-era is safe, at a licensed tattoo shop. Even before COVID, tattoo parlors placed a strong emphasis on cleanliness, adhering to OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen certifications, which must be renewed annually because tattoo artists have regular exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Additionally, in accordance with the CDC recommendations, many tattoo shops
have adopted measures that ensure constant in-store hygiene including regular and frequent hand-washing and available hand sanitizer for all clients. Tattoo studios participate in awareness training, and implement documentation to ensure safety controls that protect tattoo clients and tattoo artists from exposure. Tattooers are well versed in cross-contamination and how to negate any chances of it occurring. Additionally, we always use disposable products for every tattoo and most of the products that we use come in sterilized wrapping. Each artist wears new sterile gloves for each tattoo and we are very careful to keep a clean station. The health department comes yearly to ensure that the proper practices are being used and will issue a new tattoo license upon passing, so you can be sure you see the official license. We recommend the Mayo Clinic for guidance and understanding about the risks and precautions
when getting a tattoo. Finally, if you are feeling sick in any way shape, or form, please postpone your visit to a tattoo shop.