Health and Safety Knowledge Base Health and Safety Is it safe to get a tattoo? Do you use brand new needles? What is the minimum age you need to be to get a tattoo done? Can I get a tattoo even though I am currently breastfeeding? Is it true that red ink causes an allergic reaction? Is there a test I can do before coming in to make sure I am not allergic to the ink? Do you thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial solution immediately before and after each tattoo? Do you wear gloves during the procedures? How do you sterilize your instruments? Do you properly dispose of contaminated materials? Can I get tattooed if I have a Specific Medical Condition?