APIC advises on infection prevention when visiting the nail salon or tattoo parlor

By: May 29th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

If you’re thinking about heading to the nail salon for a little pampering or getting a new tattoo, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) reminds that without proper precaution, you could be putting yourself at risk for infection.

A May 18 news release from the Association lists 11 specific items to check for and conditions to avoid when visiting a nail salon and 10 items in tattoo parlors. See the news release for details.

In general APIC advises

  • First impressions are important! The salon (nail or tattoo) should look and smell clean.
  • Speak up and feel free to ask questions.
  • If you suspect that a salon is in violation of sanitary standards or state law, call the local health department to inform them.



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