Friday, May 15, 2020

Phase 2!

Tattoo shops are officially a part of Phase 2 of the reopening of Washington state!  We are incredibly excited to get back to work, but we want to do it safely for everyone!  We are still not sure when Phase 2 will start for Snohomish County, but are closely following all updates from Governor Inslee on how to proceed. 

This also means that there will be some changes in how we do appointments and walk ins, at least for the foreseeable future.  

When we reopen, we will be appointment only.  We will also reschedule all existing appointments as a priority as soon as we are able and have a definitive start date.   

When you come to your appointment, we ask that you come alone.

We are requiring that all crew members AND clients wear masks as well.  We can provide masks if you don't have one.  Just let us know and we'll take care of you!  We also ask that when you enter the shop, that you immediately wash your hands following CDC guidelines or use a hand sanitizer before your appointment starts.

All of our artists and crew will be taking COVID-19 Prevention and Management Training as well. Tattooers are well trained in PPE, BBP and sterilization techniques already, but we are committed to making the health and safety of everyone in our shop a top priority.  

Tattoo industry standards already make tattoo shops one of the safest and most sterile types of small business around. But we will be working even harder, creating new protocols for cleanliness and sterilization in all areas of our shop that will ensure everyone's safety. 

To cut down on face to face interactions, we will now be doing an online consultation process.  We will send you a detailed form to fill out when you request an appointment and once you and your artist are clear on expectations, they can set your appointment then.  

Please be patient with our artists.  We will be spending a lot of time catching up on cancelled appointments, as some artists were booked months in advance.  In addition to that, we cannot expect them to work overtime when we are still in the middle of a global viral pandemic.  Be prepared for reduced hours of availability!      

As we will not be taking walk ins until further notice, doors to the shop will be locked even when we are technically open.    

If you're arriving for a scheduled appointment, just give us a call (360-939-2223) so that a crew member can let you in. 

We want to tattoo you!  We are beyond excited to get back to work, but we will do it safely, ethically and where the health and safety of our clients, our crew and community is our top priority.

We are already working hard and have created our COVID-19 Recovery Plan and will update and share information with you as new guidelines are created and shared with industry providers. 

Thank you all for supporting the shop during this uncertain time.  We hope to be a part of the Stanwood-Camano community for a long time and we will get through this together!

Friday, May 1, 2020