Knowledge Center Postings

Personal outlet for Writings on subjects and quotes.
Beginning with 1st posting Sept 17, 2021

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.
for more than 30 Years.
"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, stacks, arrays,
Created Bug Pin (our name) needles,
Sterile tattoo needles, Introduced textured needles.
Created the sterilization pouch size
to fit tattoo needles and tubes.
Created First disposable forceps and clips.
The first Full Palette of Ready Made Color inks
Set of 50.
Created the 5 Step Wash Sets of ink.
Created sample ink "shots"

Conducted the first Cross Contamination Classes.
Offered the first sterile needles and tubes.
Created the first commercial dermal anchors,
Odd gauge needles,
Internally threaded needles,
sterile jewelry and piercing tools.

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

Worked from my apartment on Ludlow Street 87-88
Registered as a business, Unimax Supply Co in 1989.
In 88 rented half a basement on 3rd St in Manhattan.

Rented the first commercial business space,
600 sq ft at 503 Broadway
in 1989.
Created Sacred Tattoo in 1990.
Rented more and more space on Broadway
over the next few years
increasing to 2500 sq ft.

Unimax West created for my son Marshall & Family
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 in 1995.

Permanent Cosmetics training from Elizabeth Finch.

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

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

Rated #31 in  World Influence
 for contributions to tattoo by Bob Baxter.

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.