Re: AIDS, Hepatitis, La Peste, etc.


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Posted by Littlefox on July 15, 2002 at 17:23:53:

In reply to: Re: AIDS, Hepatitis, La Peste, etc. posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 13, 2002 at 18:43:49:

That's okay for some, though there are some diseases out there that
need only skin to skin contact and don't have that many warnining
signs..... like the very early stages of ring worm, or numerous other
skin fungi for starters..... even if you never actually touch the
skin with the tip, the henna being sucked back in by the relief of
pressure can make for some nastiness.


I tend to avoid that one myself by keeping a little bottle of rubbing
alcohol and a small jar under my table. When I finish with a design,
I pop off the tip plastic plug and all, plunk it in the jar, give it
about three or four good shakes (cleans out the tip to boot too) and
then pop it out to the side to allow it time to dry off while I plunk
on another tip.

I've got to admit that I don't bring razors along with me to shave
back people's hair so I tend to have to use the tip to part the hair
and not everyone is perfect so you might make actual contact with the
skin with the tip even if it's not scraping.....and even if not the
skin the hair..... thus bringing away body oils and such on the tip
and poof you have a mechinism, though not a very good one, for
transfering germs.

It really doesn't take that much more time and about $2 more to keep
a spare tip on hand to swap out or a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a
package of cotton balls on hand to make the customer's feel safer
even if it is only for show.... I mean how much do those paper seat
liners in the public toilet actually protect you from if they're
keeping their bathrooms clean? But they still make you feel a bit
more secure in the knowledge that whatever chance that they'll get
someone else's koodies is now minimized.....

And you come off looking that much better and more paranoid for their
safety for going the extra mile more than the PPD pushers who say
everything is safe ;)

Just some random thoughts.

Littlefox

 


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