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In a world filled with the ordinary, we dare to be extraordinary...
Tattoos tell your story. They build us up, capture memories, encompass loss and love.
With Pain, Comes Beauty. ** MUST BE 18+ TO BE TATTOOED BY FLESH.
You Dream it, We Design It!
COVID-19 RESPONSE PROTOCOLS
FLESH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO PROVINCIAL SHUTDOWN
At Flesh Tattoos we are committed to the health and safety of our staff, clients and community. As such we have developed a detailed Covid-19 plan that has been implemented. These policies are vital to ensure the highest level of safety for all.
* ALL SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
* AS MANDATED BY YORK REGION PUBLIC HEALTH, NO SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ABOVE THE SHOULDERS FOR TATTOOING. OR WHERE MASK NEEDS TO BE LOWERED OR REMOVED.
* NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.
* MAX STUDIO OCCUPANCY: 11
CLIENT SERVICE PRACTICES:
1. CLIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK to enter the studio, or to be serviced in any fashion at Flesh Tattoos.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Our mask rule is set by York Region Public Health and has been in place since re-opening in 2020.
If you are unable to wear a mask due to health issue you are required to wear a face shield that you must bring with you. One will not be provided.
We have hand sanitizer available all over the studio and you will be required to use some upon entering.
Prior to completing our Service Waiver, you will fill out a Covid-19 screening questionnaire (pictured below).
All answers must be NO in order to proceed with tattoo appointment at Flesh.
2. Covid-19 VACCINE POLICY
In the interest of providing the highest level of service based on best health and safety practices, Flesh Tattoos has updated our operating policy relating to Covid-19 vaccines.
Due to the new nature of this medical treatment, being that the vaccines have not yet completed their routine trials and are only regulated for emergency use but have yet to be FDA approved; if you have received a Covid vaccine within the last 28 days, you will not be eligible to be booked in for appointment until 28 days from your receiving vaccine has elapsed.
There is proven risk of protein transfer and viral shedding by way of inhalation and touch.
This decision was based on Vaccine manufacturers reports and input from multiple medical professionals. Specifically to quote sections:
8.3: Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
18.104.22.168 - Exposure during pregnancy
22.214.171.124 - Exposure during breastfeeding
126.96.36.199 - Occupational Exposure
within the Pfizer study titled:
A phase 1/2/3 study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, immunogenicity, and efficacy of RNA vaccine candidates against Covid-19 in healthy individuals. Conducted by Pfizer, sponsored by BioNTech. Study intervention number PF-07302048. EudraCT Number 2020-002641-42. Protocol Number C4591001.
Moreover, statistically adverse Covid vaccine reactions are occurring at the 80% female rate. Being that our client base is primarily female, we must protect our patrons, staff and community as a whole.
Further more, vaccines are a medial intervention. We do not have the background research or findings to substantiate that there is little or no risk to our clients for tattoo purposes or appropriate healing process post application.
This precaution is to ensure Flesh can maintain the safest possible working environment for all. We in no way are suggesting or making statement one way or the other with regards to your personal choice to receive the vaccination. Flesh Tattoos supports the pro choice of each individual to make their own best health practices a priority. We just ask that you plan ahead when making an appointment to ensure you meet the eligibility for service at our establishment.
3. Clients must attend their service appointment on their own.
No friends, family or visitors will be permitted on-site to maintain the least amount of staff and patrons within the studio at any given time. We have a MAX CAPACITY LIMIT within Flesh of 11 people, which includes our staff.
4. Our waiting area is closed.
Clients will be expected to arrive for the appointments on time.
If you arrive early, you may wait in your car or outside until your booked appointment time, but you will not be permitted on-site to sit and wait.
5. No food is permitted on-site. You may bring a drink if needed but it must be a bottle or container that can be resealed/ has a lid for closure. Please eat before you come for your appointment.
TRAVEL & YOUR APPOINTMENT
We have a mandatory 2 week travel ban time frame from date of you returning home to date of your booked appointment. This includes travel within Canada.
Service will also not be provided where a household member has travelled in the last 14 days.
If there is a need to reschedule due to a travel issue, it will be rebooked at clients own cost, deposit void. And new deposit required to reschedule.
ILLNESS & RESCHEDULING:
Clients will be required to call and re-book if feeling unwell.
Discretion will be used based on each individual circumstance. Deposit won't be affected if notice is given.
RESCHEDULING REQUIRED if you, or anyone in your household has come in contact with a person who has tested positive for, or has a potential case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
** If you call in when you are already supposed to be at your appointment, where client arrives noticeably unwell, you will be asked to re-book at your own cost. Anyone showing signs of illness will not be permitted on the premises.
** If you have had a recent Covid-19 test administered within 2 weeks of your appointment, please ensure you have negative results available to show your artist.
Just because we are being flexible, doesn't mean we won't expect common sense to be used as well as respect and common courtesy for our staff and others.
All clients who received Tattoo services FEBRUARY-MARCH 2021 will have 6 WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF REOPENING: TBD, to have their touch-up competed free of charge. Please be in touch with your artist as soon as possible to book. Or to be placed on your Artist's callback list to be contacted upon reopening.
The 6 week cut off is: TBD.
Anyone whom had a cancelled touch-up appointment due to recent Covid closure (effective April 3, 2021), from past dates, will have the option to schedule rebooked appointment, within 2 weeks of reopening (date TBD), or to book at their convenience as a paid service.
Beyond this 6 week allotted time frame, touch-ups will be done at the clients own cost.
All new services provided going forward once we reopen are governed by our regular policy, entitling client to one free touch-up within 3 months of the date of application.
STAFF COVID PROTOCOLS:
1. ALL staff will be working masked, sometimes also in with face shield. Other PPE may be worn as needed or recommended by York Region Public Health.
2. Client appointments will be spaced out to ensure staff has enough time to adequately sterilize work station before next appointment.
3. We have rigorous cleaning protocols already in place as mandated by York Region Public Health which we have amplified to ensure safety within this pandemic state.
Which includes but is not limited to:
Sterilization of commonly touched surfaces and areas 2-3x/ day. Morning & closing. Sometimes mid day on high traffic days. Commonly touched surfaces and areas include, doors, door handles, table tops, pens, clip boards, washrooms, chairs, drafting room, Debit machines, kitchen area, floors etc. We will leave nothing in our studio untouched.
Individual Tattoo stations are sterilized after every client.
We use hospital grade anti-microbial cleaning solutions. Most commonly used are CaviCide, High potency bleach wipes, medical grade green soap and 70-90% alcohol products.
4. Flesh Tattoos has an emergency plan protocol in place that all staff are trained on and that is available for review upon request.
PRICING & PAYMENTS:
Studio Minimum $100 +hst
JR Artist Hourly rate $130 +hst
SR Artist Hourly rate $170 +hst
Accepted payments for service remain Cash, Credit, Debit.
Deposits can be submitted via Cash or E-transfer directly to the artist you are booking with.
All deposits are non-refundable.
We know this is a lot to take in. We understand these changes may not always be convenient or comfortable. But this is what we need to do to be able to service our fantastic community once again. It won't be forever!
Protocols are still subject to change based on guidelines to be rolled out by the province and Public Health. Check back for updates!!
Stay Safe and Well everyone!
Deposits, Cancellation, Age Requirements, Personal Hygiene expectations, Touch-Ups.....
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