Knowledge Center Postings

2012 Hurricane Sandy

Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization  Defined and how they differ.
Object of surgical hand disinfection.
Tattoo Healing Explained
Comments on Various Subjects
Dry or Steam?  Which to Choose.
Editorial on regulations by Wes Wood
Do not use Tap Water to mix in your inks.
Zeke Owens addresses the question: 
"This machine hurts more than that one."


You and your client can contract life-threatening disease or suffer personal injury if proper procedures are not practiced.  Applying local health department procedures recommended for Home Health Care Workers would be a good start to assure a safe process.

We have provided some timely views pertaining to health related matters for tattoo and piercing as we understand it today. Tomorrow new information and ideas will undoubtedly alter and correct some information we now believe to be true.  We must be willing to adjust our thinking and practices according to the newest established data.

It is your responsibility to contact your health department and follow their recommendations in all matters pertaining to the protection of the health of the community.

Unimax does not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this site or elsewhere provided by Unimax.

Information provided here might be inaccurate, misleading or incorrect and is meant as a suggestion for further study and consideration only.  Any and all information is not sanctioned nor represented as having any authority whatsoever, is not to be cited as authoritative and is not a substitute for Health Department regulations.  Information is provided "As Is" without warranty of any kind. The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy or use of any information on this site. 

 by Tens of Thousands of Tattoo Artists, Piercers, Henna Artists as well as Permanent  Cosmetic Practitioners
Who have Used MILLIONS of
 Unimax Needles, tubes, machines and supplies.
"Safe, Successful, Effective"
is Proof by use.

No amount of grandstanding or bloviating
can dispute that principle.
"Commercial  Operation "
Manufacturing since 1989.
Producing the FIRST commercially available
tights, magnums, bug pins, stacks, arrays,
sterile needles, textured needles.
Created the first sterilization pouch
to fit tattoo needles and tubes.
The First disposable forceps and clips.
The first Full Palette of color inks (50).
The first 5 Step Wash Sets of ink.

The first Cross Contamination Classes.
The first sterile needles and tubes.
The first commercial dermal anchors,
Odd gauge needles, threaded needles,
sterile jewelry and other tools.

Created an intellectual defense of the
rights of Tattoo and Piercing
artists and businesses.

Went live with Unimax Supply in 1989.
Sacred Tattoo in NYC in 1990.
Unimax West in Arlington, Texas in 2010-2018

Worked with the entire cadre
of New York Tattooists to save NYC artists from
a take-over attempt through legalization in 1996-1997.
Asked by Steve Bonge and Butch Garcia to participate
in creating the First 1998 NYC Tattoo Convention.

Created the high quality and successful
"Inked" magazine with landlord, William Fong.

Learned Piercing at the Gauntlet in NYC.

Permanent Cosmetics training from Elizabeth Finch.

We were helped and encouraged by hundreds of
tattooists and piercers  just like you.

30 year interest in Pacific Tattooing kept alive by
Tricia Allen and Lars Krutak.

Rated #31 for contributions to tattoo by Bob Baxter.

Helped thousands become tattooists and piercers
and in turn learned Tattoo and Piercing from thousands
Real two-way sharing
 in an open free environment.

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Deep knowledge of modern tattoo & piercing.
Called on by thousands for answers to questions.

Day after day - Week after week, - Year after year
Decade - after Decade - after Decade.