COVID-19 AND YOUR TATTOO APPOINTMENT
In light of the COVID-19 virus’ reach across the globe I am writing to inform clients of the measures being taken in my private studio and some changes to expect at your appointment.
Firstly, I will be operational until I am either mandated by the Ottawa Board of Health to close for business or until Wicked Wanda’s decides to close its doors. As of today (March 13th), there is no immediate plan to close either of our doors to customers and clients. While alcohol and hand sanitizer are difficult to come by in stores I have a responsibly sized stockpile of both that will last me a while. I use a product called Cavicide for surface disinfection that is not in risk of going out of stock anywhere at the moment and I also have a responsibly sized stockpile of that. Even if other tattoo supplies become difficult to acquire online for some reason I am well stocked to last several months.
Secondly, tattoo shops are already incredibly safe and clean environments but I have doubled my sanitization routines which are already excessively thorough. Overkill is the name of the game. Before you enter my studio you will be required to wash your hands thoroughly and not to place any personal belongings on the floor of my studio.
Thirdly, Becky D Tattoo will be cashless until the World Health Organization changes its recommendations. I will be accepting e-transfer for payment.
Fourthly, should you become sick at all in any way or are even anxious about coming in to get tattooed you may reschedule your appointment whenever you like without penalty. As always, deposits are fully transferable to another date, but are non-refundable for any reason including global pandemic! As a very small business it is impossible for me to return them, but they will be honoured for one full year from initial payment date. Please stay home if you are sick - I have a high risk partner at home and can not risk transmission to them or to my elderly or immuno-compromised family members.
Fifthly, at this time I am asking you to come alone to your appointments unless you suffer from severe anxiety and absolutely must have another human being with you. This is to protect both of us!
Sixthly, please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time as you will not be permitted in the studio while the Cavicide spray is sanitizing the furniture and I am setting up to avoid any possible cross-contamination. Both Wicked Wanda’s and I prefer that you do not loiter in the storefront unless you are a paying customer of Wicked Wanda’s.
SHOULD MY DOORS CLOSE YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AND/OR NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE WITH AS MUCH NOTICE AS IS GIVEN TO ME.