Health & Safety


Ensuring a safe and comfortable tattoo experience

Health & Safety at Sparrow Tattoo

Health and Safety. The right tattoo can change a person’s life and nothing feels better then having a new tattoo and to have it come out exactly the way you want it. This is what we strive for with every customer. But no tattoo is worth getting sick over. So here is what we do to keep our customers and ourselves safe.

All stations are wiped down with madacide before and after every tattoo, including the sink, countertops, lamps, cabinet handles, tops of the paper towel dispensers, etc. The floor is wiped with bleach daily. The chairs and arm rests are wiped down both before and after the customer’s use. All station are well lit and bright so that you can see exactly how clean everything is. We wrap everything with a vinyl covering, including saran wrap or barrier film to prevent cross contamination on the customer’s chairs and armrests. All inks are poured in the disposable cups for single serve use. All needles are single use and sterilized in an autoclave. There are disposed of in a medical waste bin after every use. All tubes and piercing equipment are cleaned, packaged, and sterilized in an autoclave. A log of the autoclave is kept after every use. You can also refer to the autoclave spore test that we update regularly. You can see those results on

Tattoo Aftercare instructions

Health and Safety. The right tattoo can change a person’s life and nothing feels better then having a new tattoo and to have it come out exactly the way you want it. This is what we strive for with every customer. But no tattoo is worth getting sick over. So here is what we do to keep our customers and ourselves safe.

Barrier Film – A film used as a barrier against any of a variety of entities, such as moisture, oxygen, or ultraviolet light. Barrier film is used in our shop to prevent cross contamination of any blood or bodily fluids on the tattoo equipment and work station.

Green Soap – A translucent, yellowish-green soft or liquid soap made chiefly from vegetable oils and used in the treatment of skin disorders.

Madacide – A hospital level fungicidal, bactericidal, virucidal, sanitizer/disinfectant for use on hard and porous surfaces which requires hygienic cleaning.

Autoclave – A medical autoclave is a device that uses steam to sterilize equipment and other objects. this means that all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores are inactivated. A device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments.

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(141+ Reviews)

Anthony Villatoro
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Went to Melissa for both of my tattoos, it was nothing but a pleasurable experience. Making an appointment was easy, everybody else in the shop was awesome too. Even with my second one, I was Melissa’s last appointment and she even worked past closing time to finish it up and make sure everything was perfect. The shop is so great the it’s become a family affair, both my sisters, my brother in law and my cousin all go to Melissa for their tattoos also. Nothing but love and respect for everyone in the shop
Jessica Reeger
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Absolutely the best!!! The best tattoo shop on Long Island. This place is a second home to me. Everyone there treats you with excellent service and they’re incredibly accommodating. Melissa is an incredible artist and will draw up the most creative tattoos with very little input from me, all I have to give her is an idea. I recommend the shop to anyone and everyone. They all are so warm and welcoming. Thank you guys for always being as amazing as you are!!!
Armando Hernandez
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Had a great experience at this shop! Everyone was very friendly, and Melissa is an incredibly talented artist. Melissa was very prompt in responding first via IG, then via email. She made my vision of my new Taino tribal tattoo come to life! Melissa also brought a 15-year-old tattoo back to looking brand new! She has an incredible hand, she is very professional, super personality, great conversations while she worked, and offers very fair prices. Top notch service and quality. Melissa at Sparrow Tattoo deserves raving reviews and I highly recommend supporting her and trusting her with your tattoo needs!
Laura Drew
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In the past 3 years I have had 11 tattoos by Melissa. I have had only positive experiences while at Sparrow Tattoo. Melissa is kind, creative, gentle and a great listener. She literally brought my visions to life. Not only is she an incredibly talented artist she’s one of the coolest people you will ever meet. I have sent many people to her and every single one of them has been back for more and have never had any complaints. My sister and I were both pierced by Tristan and he was professional and gentle, not to mention a badass tattoo artist as well. I highly recommend going to Sparrow tattoo if you are considering getting tattoo’s.
Nicole Chase
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I've been going to Sparrow since December 2021 and have gotten numerous tattoos done there since. The atmosphere is always so friendly and fun, and you can tell the artists take their work very seriously. Melissa has done all of my tattoos since I first discovered them and I can simply never go to a different shop ever in my life because I know the experience won't be the same. I highly recommend anyone (first timers or not) check out Sparrow. It was a lucky and spontaneous find for me and I'm glad I am able to get whatever tattoos I want there.
Ryan Lahey
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I’ve had many tattoos at Sparrow. Anytime I go to get some work done I’m greeted with nothing but kindness. Melissa (my artist) is very knowledgeable and takes your idea and turns it into an amazing piece of art work. Everyone at the shop are some of the nicest people. Can’t wait to get more work done 🙏🏻.highly recommend.
Simran Singh
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this place is amazing, I loved the environment. it was my first time getting a tattoo, and it was a good price and Melissa was my artist and she helped me out and it was amazing service. I absolutely recommend it to any first timers or anyone in general
Michael Campanelli
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If you are thinking of getting a tattoo go see Melissa at Sparrow...Melissa is incredibly talented and a pleasure to deal with..I will be going back to her for all my tatoos..Thanks Melissa for the great work and see you soon!!!

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