How To Set Up A Tattoo Workstation
When it comes to the question “How To Set Up A Tattoo Workstation?”
Every Tattooist will tell you the same thing.
Tattoo Station Best Practice
Tattoo Station Setup Step-by-Step
- Spray your workstation, bed, arm rests and chair. Then let them sit and soak for at least 30 seconds before you start to set up.
- After you wipe down work station top lightly spray water on it. The put a layer of cling film over the entire surface. The water you sprayed will hold down the clingfilm and keep it from moving as you tattoo.
- Now you can add your consumable supplies. Needles, Razor, inkcaps, rinse cups wash bottle (barriered with clingfilm), paper towels, tongue depressor (for vaseline/process butter) etc.
- Once this step is complete barrier your clipboard, machine and power supply.
Remove your gloves and dispose of them. You’re now all set up, time to tattoo.
What is Ergonomics?
Consider the benefits of ergonomics when you decide how to set up a Tattoo Workstation
What is seemingly comfortable and simple for one person may be set up in a way that is extremely difficult for another. That’s why focusing on ergonomics is beneficial in the workplace.
My number one tip when setting up your work area ergonomically
Check your posture. Your posture has to be correct before you start building a workstation around it. The look and feel should be similar to that when you sit in your car. Your feet need to be flat on the floor, put your hands in your lap, relax your shoulders, and stick your buttocks behind you. This is the perfect position for comfort and ergonomics and your “natural position.