Attention:

For your safety, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Slave to the Needle clients will be required to:

  • Download and fill out health inquiry form prior to appointment
  • Come alone. No friends or family will attend appointments
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash hands immediately upon entry to the shop
  • Bring a facemask and wear it in the shop at all times
  • Practice social distancing in waiting area
  • Wear provided apron or drapery during procedure

Additional Operational Guidelines to prevent COVID-19 exposure

1- Artists and staff will immediately wash hands with hot water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds upon arriving and leaving the studio.

This will remain in effect permanently.

2- Clients, artists and staff will wash hands with hot water and soap when entering the work station areas, anytime they leave and again when they return to the work areas.

This will remain in effect permanently.

3- Hand sanitizer is to be made available at the door upon customers entry and use will be required. (although hand washing is and has always been paramount.)

This will remain in effect permanently.

4- Bookings will be by appointment and spaced apart in such a way to allow for ample time for cleaning and disinfecting of public areas. (i.e.doorknobs, bathrooms, counter tops, electronic devices used for credit card payments, etc.)

This will remain in effect until the stay at home order is lifted.

5- Appointments will be spaced far enough apart to allow for support of social distancing guidelines. This will allow clients to arrive and depart from scheduled appointments with minimal risk of crossing paths with other clients.

This will remain in effect until the stay at home order is lifted.

6- Appointments will be set-up in advance at which time clients will be subject to mandatory health inquiries. In addition to Health Information required to be disclosed on the Tattoo or Body Piercing Release, clients must also disclose if they have had any flu or COVID-19 like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste, swelling of feet or toes), or actually had the flu or tested positive for COVID-19, or had any known exposure to someone who has either tested positive for Covid-19, or has exhibited either flu or COVID-19 like symptoms within the last 14 days. If so, the client’s appointment will be rescheduled after a waiting period of 14 days.

This rescheduling procedure will remain in effect until 30 days has passed the lifted stay at home order.

7- Appointments for Tattooing and Piercing will only be accepted if the following criteria can be met.

-client comes alone to appt, and has filled out new COVID questionnaire

This will remain in effect until 30 days has passed the lifted stay at home order.

8- Limiting the total amount of people in the studio work areas to only the client and artist (No friends will be allowed to attend appointments or to wait in lobbies)

This will remain in effect until the stay at home order is lifted.

9- Keep guest occupancy at 50% of maximum building occupancy or lower.

This will remain in effect until no longer required by Washington State Dept. of Health

10- Requiring masks for all clients, staff and artists at all times in the tattoo studio. Tattoo artists will also wear eye protection while performing any procedures regardless the length of time.

This will remain in effect until face masks are no longer required of the general public by the CDC

11- Required covering of any tables, chairs, arm rests and stations with 100% disposable and non porous materials to be removed and disposed immediately after all procedures are finished.

This will remain in effect permanently.

12- Clients will be required to wear disposable apron or drapery provided by the Artist

This will remain in effect until no longer required by Washington State Dept. of Health