As a PMU/brow artist, is very important to know what to do in case of a puncture wound since
we work with sharps and bodily fluids every day. Although, statistically, the risk of transmission of a bloodborne disease through a needlestick is low, it is important to clean the area immediately and properly treat the wound.
If you pierce or puncture your skin with a used needle, follow the following steps:
Most of the time, a needlestick wound is very minor and the puncture doesn’t penetrate deep enough to cause any transmission. However, you can always contact your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you’re at low risk of an infection, you may not need any treatment.
If you’re at a higher risk of infection, you may need an antibiotic treatment, a vaccination against Hepatitis B, and a treatment to prevent HIV.