His number one priority is to make sure his body art facility meets all state regulations and requirements.
Easter said, " [Hepatitis] that would be one tattoo shop or tattoo parlors worst nightmare is to contract hepatitis."
Which is why Easter takes all the necessary precaution to ensure his clients are in a clean environment while getting a tattoo at Tattoos by Ace.
Tattoo By Ace passed its annual inspections in 2010 and 2011.
"You got barriers bag and your machine and your clip cord; you gotta throw away your tubes. We got an auto clave hospitalized sterilization where we send in the spore test every month," said Easter.
The Winnebago County Health Department conducts inspections annually at 15-licensed body art facilities in Winnebago.
According to public documents, as of 2011, several body art facilities failed to pass annual inspections.
Some were cited for not providing employer information and proof of blood borne pathogen training; while another was cited, for what health inspectors call a major violation.
"When they're using the autoclave which is a sterilization process-- you need to have on hand records showing that their autoclave have been tested monthly," said Winnebago County Health Department Health Inspector Victoir Wilder.
Health officials said, the sterilization process is crucial in a body art facility.
They said, it's important to educate yourself before getting inked because not knowing could lead to skin infections and even diseases.