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Cleanliness and Safe Practices

All tattoo artists at DORK Tattoo Parlor are required to practice cleanliness of all forms, including in their tattoo area.  Our shop is the first shop in Louisville to use only disposable tubes, needles and cartridges.  Typically, tattoo shops use stainless steel tubes, that are sterilized and used again.  To further reduce the chances of infection, and possible scarring of the skin, we chose to use all our tattooing materials only once.  Every tube, needle and cartridge is promptly discard of after every tattoo, using safe and clean waste management. 


Some ways we practice cleanliness at DORK Tattoo Parlor:

  • We remain to code with all health requirements in Louisville, KY
  • Safely disposed of tubes, needles, and cartridges

  • One-time use gloves, and cover material

  • Labeled rubbing alcohol, and antibacterial soap

  • Anti-bacterial cleaned machines, cords, ink caps, and tattoo surfaces

  • Light colored walls, tattoo surfaces, and clear bottles containing disinfectants

  • Non-toxic, vegan inks


Emphasis on Appointments

Here at DORK Tattoo Parlor, we focus on appointment only tattoos.  In this section you can read on the benefits of an appointment, and why we choose to center our attention on scheduled tattoos.


The Benefits:

  • Your tattoo artist can spend more time on the design of your tattoo, to give you something unique and original - unlike anyone else's tattoo.  Here at DORK Tattoo Parlor, all of our artists have strong backgrounds in art and have received various levels of art education.
  • Get to know your tattoo artist.  With scheduled consultations, and communications on your tattoo design, you will feel comfortable coming back and you will get to know your tattoo artist more.
  • Quality over everything.  Depending on the artist you choose, your tattoo design will be formulated based off your artist's personal style and the type of image you want.  This creates a truly unique type of tattoo.  The artist is a specialist at their own style and will focus on quality naturally.
  • Receive a tattoo in a stressless environment.  We know your brave, but  you shouldn't have to be stressed.  Your tattoo appointment will not be packed with strangers rushing for their turn.

It's our mission to create quality tattoos in a comfortable environment.  Receive a unique experience here in Downtown, Louisville.  


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