I know that this is going to go without saying, and I am sure that we have heard a lot of the same stuff already, but if you are a client of mine and you wish to be tattooed within this phase two time period, here are some of the important things that you will need to know.
Firstly. any one who has worked with me, knows I have had a myriad of health problems in the last few years. Now, because of all this new stuff we have to worry about, I need everyone to know, that I am considered to be a high risk individual when it comes to all this virus stuff.
So what does that mean? It means that the chances of me getting sick are much higher than a normal person, because my immune system is struggling.
Because of this, I would like to encourage my clients to be a little more vigilant with their cleaning habits, and in an effort to improve my safety.
I would still like to be able to care for my clients as quickly as I can, but in this case, teamwork is gonna have to make the dream work, k guys?
Here is what you can do, to help me keep out workspace, and our time together as safe as possible.
Only pre-booked appointments- no walk in projects or "foot traffic" bookings at this time. (This also means that I will not be taking new projects at this time, as I will be focused on caring for current bookings, please review previous post for additional info. I will continue to update as things change)
Must be in good health, and show no symptoms of illness.
If you have been in contact with anyone who may have presented symptoms, or is a confirmed positive for the covid-19 virus, please reschedule your appointment until the appropriate isolation time has passed
You are encouraged to wear face coverings, which must cover the nose and mouth, whenever possible. (If you do not have access to face masks, there are masks available for purchase in shop and added to your supply fee, post procedure)
we will not penalize any need for rescheduling due to health concerns. (Please do not hesitate to ask, if you have any additional questions or concerns, I am more than happy to help)
At this time request that you bring very minimal items to your appointment, for sanitation purposes. If you can, please bring snacks in pre-packaged containers. Plan to take any excess waste with you. (Basically with the new safety measures, consider your garbage as yours, and my garbage as mine)
Come alone- we cannot have extra friends coming in and out of the room. This is in effort to prevent risk of cross contamination. You can only be accompanied if you require a legal guardian or caregiver.
Let us know!- If you seem to show any symptoms or confirm diagnosis of covid-19 virus within 14 days of our appointment, please let us know. This is important to ensure Artist and client safety.
We understand that this has been a difficult time for a lot of people, but we want to do the best that we can to move forward.
Staff will continue to maintain our practices of infection control guidelines and health standards developed to minimize any risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious disease, including but not limited to:
- Cleaning and disinfecting ALL environmental surfaces periodically throughout the day, and before & after all client interactions with appropriate commercial disinfectants as per manufacturer instructions.
- Utilizing disposable barriers for work surfaces, client areas, and for applicable equipment including machine bags, wash bottle bags, clip-cord sleeves, drape sheets, dental bibs, barrier film etc.
- Ink, disposable needles, tubes, and all other critical items will continue to be handled and stored safely.
- Schedules will allow for sufficient time between clients to ensure workstations/areas can be properly cleaned and disinfected.
Stay safe out there, and hopefully we will get through this in one piece.
(I have also provided safe hand washing methods, in case anyone needed a refresher)
(Thank you Jakob for providing this resource)