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Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines for Tattoo Businesses – Save Time and Money Over Hand Washing

If you own or operate a tattoo business, you no doubt take immense pride in practicing your craft and providing outstanding service to every customer who walks in the door. Yet, tattoo businesses all face a common dilemma: Keeping customer-facing and other critical tattoo instruments, equipment and parts clean.

The tattoo artistry in your shop may be second-to-none. But if the instruments, equipment and parts used in tattoo businesses aren’t clean and sterile, they may not function optimally—and there’s no guarantee they’ll prevent contamination from germs and bacteria.

Indeed, dirty, corroded and unsanitary tattoo parts and equipment not only impact functionality and durability, they can put customers’ health at risk too—all while costing your tattoo business valuable time, effort and dollars.

These days, many tattoo businesses still rely on dirty, time-consuming hand washing to clean tattoo needles, guns and other equipment. Thankfully, tattoo businesses can rely on a time-tested and optimally effective alternative to hand washing—ultrasonic cleaning.

What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?

A basic ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound (usually from 20-400 KHZ) and an appropriate cleaning solution to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of an ultrasonic soap appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes.

Ultrasonic cleaners can be used for a wide variety of applications, including plastic parts, bearings, bolts, rubber parts, internal parts, plastic injection molds, transmission parts and final cleaning of all engine parts prior to assembly.

Ultrasonic cleaning can clean contaminants that include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, rust, grease, algae, fungus, bacteria, lime scale, polishing compounds, flux agents, fingerprints, soot wax and mold release agents and biological soil.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works

Within an ultrasonic cleaning tank, ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. Water or solvents can be used, depending on the type of contamination and the part.

The versatility of ultrasonic cleaning machines makes them an ideal choice for tattoo businesses.

Cleaning Tattoo Instruments, Equipment and Parts – Why Ultrasonic Cleaning Over Hand Washing?

When it comes to hand washing, the name says it all—and the costs are substantial on several fronts:

  • Hand washing is labor-intensive; it physically taxes tattoo business owners and employees who are charged with manually cleaning parts.
  • It is time-intensive; it takes time that could be spent serving customers, growing the business or on other operational tasks.
  • It is expensive; equipment costs may be minimal, but labor costs associated with manual cleaning add up quickly.
  • It’s not a consistent solution; some parts may end up very clean, while other parts may be extremely dirty, and hand washing alone simply isn’t enough to adequately clean them.

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners for Tattoo Businesses from UltraSonic LLC

Ultrasonic cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC are the perfect solution for your tattoo business equipment cleaning needs. Our robust machines clean tattoo equipment, parts and tools at a fraction of the time and cost of hand washing. Moreover, our specially formulated RTU tattoo parts and equipment cleaning solution is pre-mixed with enzymes to ensure thorough cleaning as part of a rigorous hygienic process.

Whether you prefer the high functionality of digital control machines like our Ultra 1300 or easy-to-use manual control machines like our Ultra 1000M and Ultra 1300M, tabletop cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC will save you time and money, deliver significant ROI, help ensure functionality and durability and maintain sanitary and hygienic quality levels your customers expect. And that is a thing of beauty for everyone involved.

Finally, a word about sales and service. A tattoo business ultrasonic cleaner is only as good as the sales and service capabilities of the people who stand behind it. At UltraSonic LLC, we offer highly personalized service, and we stand behind our products 100 percent. If you ever have a problem or a question, troubleshooting is a phone call away, and you’ll never have to navigate a menu of automated attendant options on the phone. If we can’t resolve a problem with a tank or a part through personalized troubleshooting, we’ll fix it or replace it with little or no disruption to your operation.

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Contact UltraSonic LLC

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