Mint Condition is passionate and serious about our craft. Our tattoo artists take their inspiration from a wide range of influences. We know every body modification is a matter of personal taste, so our tattoo artists take care to guide you comfortably through your experience.
Tattoo Styles provided by our tottoo artists:
- Customized art or Flash
- Color or Black & Grey
- Realism, Japanese, Tribal, Cover-ups, Lettering, Bio-mechanical, Traditional Americana, and other various styles
Equipment for tattooing is sterilized through the use of an Autoclave which uses heat, steam and pressure to sterilize. All needles are single use
The properly equipped tattoo studio will use biohazard containers for objects that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, sharps containers for old needles, and an autoclave for sterilizing tools.
Proper hygiene requires a body modification artist to wash his or her hands before starting to prepare a client for the stencil, between clients, and at any other time when cross contamination can occur. The use of single use disposable gloves is also mandatory. Also, disposable gloves should be changed after each stage of tattooing; the same gloves should not be used to clean the tattoo station, tattoo the client, and clean the tattoo. In some states and countries it is illegal to tattoo a minor even with parental consent, and people with contraindicated skin conditions, those who are pregnant or nursing, those incapable of consent due to mental incapacity, or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Tattoo artist drawing a design on a client before permanent tattooing. Disposable gloves are used in modern tattooing for hygiene.
Before the tattooing begins the client is asked to approve the final position of the applied stencil. After approval is given the artist will open new, sterile needle packages in front of the client, and always use new, sterile, or sterile disposable instruments and supplies, and fresh ink for each session (loaded into disposable ink caps which are discarded after each client). Also, all areas which may be touched with contaminated gloves will be wrapped in clear plastic to prevent cross-contamination. Equipment that cannot be autoclaved (such as countertops, machines, and furniture) will be wiped with an approved disinfectant