There are a number of tattoo kits available in the market which claim that nothing more than the kit is required for the purpose of creating a tattoo. But how much truth there is in it is really the question. Overtly it may seem that a kit solves problems of the high risk of contamination and exposure. However, it is important to realize that apart from needles and tubes there are a number of other factors responsible for spreading the disease.
There have been a number of cases across the US and South America where young adults have died due to cross contamination. It is very easy to ignore the minute details that underlie this whole argument. Needles and tubes are exposed to a lot of bacteria and infections which get transmitted to the skin of the person in question. It happens in such a way that you will not even realize it.
Medical professionals do not recommend the tattoo kits at all. Self administration can be very dangerous. The companies making the kits do not seem very interested in the welfare of the people since they fail to take into account the detriments of the whole situation. It is high time that we as people and as responsible citizens raise our voices against it. If the people stop using it realizing the potential harm it can cause to the body, the manufacturers will withdraw it form the market. A lot of research is still underway with regards to what about the needles and tubes which are potentially dangerous and why an autoclave is so absolutely necessary.
It is important to realize that though getting a tattoo is an extremely enjoyable experience we need to make sure that it is also healthy for the body in the long run. Being aware is very important. Acting on the awareness is the next important step.