#1 Cleanliness. The implements should all come pre-sterilized and are discarded in a Sharps bio-hazard container following every procedure. In all applications, regardless of the instrument used, ****the technician behind the tool is what makes the procedure successful. When checking around for prices, remember, you usually get what you pay for so be sure and ask questions. Such as how many procedures have they done, can you see healed pictures of their work, are they blood borne pathogens certified, was their training legitemite meaning 100 hours hands on for fundamentals minimum not online etc. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS EXPERIENCE IN OTHER ASPECTS OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY DOES NOT MEAN THEY KNOW HOW TO TATTOO.