In Australia, and I believe in most first world countries, Health Authorities gave themselves a great big pat on the back because they insisted that the tattoo parlours have sterile technique and autoclaves.
Great work guys…except for one little thing …the ink injected directly into the blood stream was , at times, unregulated, cooked up in back alley vats in India , China etc,
There has been more regulation of HOUSE PAINT, than what was being injected into your blood stream.
Mercury , lead, and bugs from circulating flies and mosquitoes etc are in the equation, and , as far as I know, and please correct me if I am wrong, there is still no fool proof regulatory authority .
I hope I am wrong … please correct me…
I just know, in my practice, everything must be 100% kosher and absolutely clean and sterile…
The media in Australia raised this issue.
Is the ink sterile, safe, and free of heavy metal contamination.
If anyone has info about this, please post it. I hope I am wrong
Dr Ray Woods