Before Your Appointment:
-Please ensure you’ve given me all the necessary details for your tattoo design. Because of the long shutdown my schedule doesn’t allow for much wiggle room for redraws or reschedules.
-My Instagram has instructions on the details I need for booking a tattoo. There is a Highlight labelled How2Book.
-Get a good night’s sleep & eat a hearty meal beforehand. There will be no food/drinks allowed in the shop (a snack/drink is permitted provided it is consumed outside) There is NO removal of masks in the common area of the shop without permission.
-Check yourself. Do you have any symptoms of illness - COVID19-related or otherwise, do you have a temperature? Have you travelled or congregated with folks in a risky manner lately? Was there any possible exposure with someone who tested positive for COVID19 within the past 2 weeks? Let me know as soon as possible. Deposits will be honoured if we need to reschedule. PLEASE be honest & forthcoming.
At Your Appointment
-Arrive on time & alone. If you are early you will need to wait outside; guests will not be permitted at all.
-We are located on the 2nd floor, the door that says Be Nice Or Leave to your left. Knock audibly on that door UPSTAIRS at your appointed time & you will be let in once I am ready. Please don’t come up early or message me to let me know you’re here. Just knock (unless there’s a issue).
-Wear a clean mask. No buffs/neck gaiters/fleece/knitted masks or masks with valves that do not have filters - these have proven to be much less effective than n95, surgical, homemade masks. If you do not have one we can provide a disposable mask.
-I’ve always been very understanding of folks running late, but can no longer be as permissive. I know things go wrong, but please try to be as punctual as possible. In certain circumstances you may lose your spot/deposit.
-Any more than 30 minutes late will entail a cancelation. No-shows or last-minute cancelations, along with changing your mind day-of, are NOT options. Barring an emergency, you will lose your deposit & I may choose to no longer work with you.
-Deposits are non-refundable. If you miss your appointment (for non-emergency/health reasons) this costs me a very necessary ability to earn income, and your deposit will be forfeit. Please take my time as seriously as I take yours.
-You will be directed to the bathroom to wash & sanitize your hands.
-While you wait I will send a consent waiver to your phone. If you are unable to fill out a digital waiver this way I can email it ahead of time.
-Cash is the preferred method of payment. There are banks & ATMs nearby.
-Wash your hands before leaving.
-I am fully vaccinated! (Yay)
-Our shop is very small but there are only 2 artists tattooing. We will do our best to keep everyone spaced out, please be aware of your bubble & do the same.
-There are convenience stores nearby if you need an ATM, masks, & immediate snacks.
-There’s a Jerk restaurant downstairs that is tasty, vegan-friendly, & you can order & pay easily from your phone if you forget to eat. There is coffee, juice & donuts beneath us at Congo Coffee if you need that caffeine/sugar fix.
-Nearby stores you may need access to: Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, 241 Pizza. Banks: CIBC, Royal, TD, Scotiabank.
-There is Green P street parking available on Parliament. It is $3/hr with a 3 hr limit. There is free street parking available on Spruce St, one block north of the shop. There is a thrift store parking lot on Gerrard as well that we sometimes park in despite the signage, but no guarantees with this one.
If there are any further questions you need answered during this uncertain time don’t hesitate to ask! There will be a learning curve as we get used to this new normal, so protocols may evolve.