If you are in the Permanent Make Up or Microblading industry, or attended one of our beauty courses, you will probably be only to aware just how important PPE (personal protective equipment) is. We need this to remain healthy and to minimise cross contamination risks between our clients.
But have you ever really given the gloves you use any real thought?
The gloves we buy have a huge part to play in how clean our treatments remain and how we protect ourselves as tattoo artists.
Here are a few of the most used gloves in tattoo/clinical treatments.
These have no place within a tattoo environment. Vinyl gloves are basically only good for making sandwiches and food prep. They are simply not strong enough or protection enough to be used within permanent make up or Microblading. They will not be enough to guard against bodily fluids and needle stick injury. Vinyl gloves don’t usually fit snugly making dexterity difficult and therefore safety slip ups more likely.
Stronger in there composition compared to Vinyl, Latex is one of the 5 most likely things that you could be allergic to when it comes to anaphylaxis. For this reason we need to keep Latex out of our clinics to minimise the risk. For clients with an allergy this could have catastrophic results.
These are strong gloves that can usually come is sizes XS-XL allowing for a snug fit. No glove alone is going to prevent a needle stick injury from being completely free of risk but if your gloves fit better you will move better and this will possibly limit mistakes happening within safety. They are less likely to be the cause of an allergic reaction and they come in a huge range of colours to suit all tastes and clinic colours. But most of all Nitrile are by far the best choice for safety for both you and your client.
So next time you do your clinic’s ‘big shop’ keep safety at the forefront of your mind and make a choice to keep both your clients and your salon safe.
Available in 10 colours, buy your gloves at https://www.theclinicalacademy.com/consumables