What are the chances of contracting a disease from a tattoo?
In a professional tattoo studio that maintains a strict method of sanitation, the chances of contracting a disease from a tattoo are incredibly low.
Always make sure the needles and pigments are single service use and properly disposed of after the tattoo. All other instruments need to be autoclave sterilized. Make sure the artist follows these procedures and works in a sanitary environment.
Getting a tattoo by an amateur in their home can be very dangerous, especially if they have no knowledge of sterilization or safe operating procedures. Infectious bacteria and other bloodborne pathogens can be prevalent in a dirty work environment.
The money spent at a professional tattoo studio is well worth the assurance that the only thing you get is a tattoo.