Sterilization Solutions to Suit Your Needs, Including Visage Autoclave for Tattoo & Piercing Businesses

Sterilise your Tattoo equipment with our Visage tattoo autoclave

Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions is that tattoo and body piercing are linked to poor hygiene. This is definitely not the case, the majority of tattoo parlours operate and adhere to safe and regulated standards.

As the instruments used for the art of tattooing and body piercing have hollows which require a vacuum system for effective sterilization, we recommend that a ‘B’ class autoclave should be the product of choice.

Selecting the most appropriate option will be dependent upon the primary purpose for which the autoclave will be used.

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Classic Visage  – portable autoclave with integral printer

Visage – bench top autoclave with ‘B’ (vacuum) and ‘N’ (non vacuum) cycles

UltraClean 3   – washer disinfector


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The popularity of having a tattoo has surged and there has been a huge increase in the number of tattoo parlours in the UK. Now almost 3 in 10 people have at least one piece of body art.

This is good news for you but, when looking to start up a business anywhere in the UK as a professional tattoo artist, an essential item on your tattoo equipment checklist will need to be a suitable autoclave.

The type of tattoo autoclave you choose will depend on how it is to be used, but pressure cookers or devices sold as baby bottle steam sterilizers are simply not suitable for body art instrument and tattoo tools sterilization. Despite that, they are offered for sale by some tattoo supplies companies.

Many companies sell tattoo products, but for tattoo equipment UK talk to Prestige Medical - a class leader in tattoo sterilization equipment and the only UK manufacturer of a specific tattoo sterilizer range – Visage.

We can help guide you understand the different types of tattoo sterilization equipment available and the importance of making the correct choice of machine. This is in order to ensure the safe removal of contamination and the correct sterilization of your tattooing equipment, but also to avoid making expensive mistakes in choosing unwisely. For example, many of the tattoo tools you use have hollows which require a vacuum autoclave for effective sterilization.

In England and Wales, the responsibility for regulation of tattoo and body art businesses rests with the Local Authority. Similar licensing arrangements are also in place in Scotland.

You can download the Tattooing and Body Piercing Guidance Toolkit which gives guidance on choosing an autoclave for tattooing, published by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in conjunction with Public Health England, the Health & Safety Laboratory and the Tattoo & Piercing Industry Union at:

We are specialists in tattoo sterilization equipment. We do not have tattoo kits for sale. We do sell autoclave tattoo supplies and consumables, such as gaskets (door seals) and cleaning fluid, we can supply these to you anywhere in the UK, sometimes even with next day delivery.