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Ask your artist if they use an autoclave or if they use all disposable equipment. If they use an autoclave, you can ask to see the spore testing results to ensure the autoclave is tested monthly and is working properly. If the body artist says they use all disposable equipment, make sure they open new disposable body art equipment for your procedure.
You can also view the Requirements for Body Art Facilities (PDF) prior to having work done.
All licensed body art facilities are required to post the Notice for Filing Complaints (PDF). Complaints against a body art facility related to the Requirements for Body Art Facilities (PDF) may be filed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
If you have any concerns regarding how your body art is healing, it is always wise to seek appropriate medical attention. If you have simple questions regarding aftercare or the healing process, you can always see your body artist and they should be able to answer any questions.