COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS SHOP UPDATES

Last updated 3/9/2020

 

** AS OF 11/17/2020 OUR LOBBY IS CLOSED. WE WILL NOT BE TAKING WALK-INS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE INFO**

Chameleon Ink Tattoo and Body Piercing is taking additional sanitation and client intake measures to ensure the health of our clients, employees, and loved ones amidst this pandemic.

As members of the general public, our ability to work is essential to the wellbeing of our employees and loved ones in a mental, physical, and financial sense. Limiting our, and our loved ones and clients, exposure to COVID-19 is an essential part of our duties as well. 

 

According to the CDC, W.H.O, and the Gates Foundation, Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 is not spread by blood or body fluids such as sweat or saliva. It is spread by an infected person, even asymptomatic carriers, coughing or sneezing and entering someone else’s respiratory system via infected droplets. 

 

In addition to our artists and practitioners current Washington State educated and licensed blood borne pathogens  containment and disposal procedures, including spore testing, autoclave sterilizing, and shop sterilization, we will be implementing the following measures in order to combat the spread of COVID-19.

 

We will be limiting the number of people in the building as much as possible. 

For piercings, we will continue to schedule appointments for our piercers via phone, email, and Facebook message. 

Tattoos will still be scheduled as usual with an artist via email, phone, or Facebook message with a deposit paid to hold the appointment. 

CLIENT PROCEDURES

ALL CLIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

ALL CLIENTS MUST SANITIZE HANDS UPON ARRIVAL.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED

As of 11/17/2020 our lobby is closed. It is limited to clients checking out or selecting jewelry for their service. To this extent, the lobby is limited to 3 people MAX. 

Please do not bring anybody with you to your appointment unless you are a minor and your guardian is accompanying you. If our lobby is at capacity you will be asked to wait outside.

Please call ahead as often as you can to check availability for appointments.

Clients entering shop must keep 6 feet apart, the lobby has markings to let you know where you can stand/sit. Some clients may be asked to stand outside temporarily until more room opens up in the lobby.

We will limit lobby space for people selecting jewelry for their piercing and checking in/out for their service.

  • Appointments accepted for both piercings and tattoos, you will be instructed to fill out paperwork ahead of time. We will send you a link to complete the forms. You can also view the forms on the "Client Forms" section of our website. 

  • We will also be taking every client’s temperature with a no-contact thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 99 degrees F or over will be turned away.

 

We will provide bottled water to clients as needed. Please eat or drink prior to coming to the shop.

We will be limiting bathroom use as we will need to sanitize it after each use. Please use the bathroom at home before or after visiting the shop.

JEWELRY PURCHASES

Walk in jewelry purchases will be allowed if our lobby is NOT at capacity. Otherwise you will be asked to wait outside until the lobby has room.

 

ADDITIONAL SANITIZING PROTOCOL

  • Have each client wear a mask to limit possible contagion

  • Have clients sanitize hands after they arrive and after any possible contamination

  • Hang shields in front of jewelry counter and register

  • Limit lobby space and provide markers to keep clients distanced

  • Wipe down every counter surface, seat, and door handle after each client

  • Sanitize bathroom surfaces after each client use

  • Continued Blood-borne Pathogens safety protocol for every service 

  • All shop staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and other protective equipment such as aprons and sleeves during services.

  • We are asking anyone in a HIGH RISK GROUP to please stay home 

  • We are continuing to sanitize all shop surfaces with hospital grade germicide after each client service as we always have.

  • All of our services are performed in separate rooms which are individually cleaned and sanitized after each client. 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • We will be experiencing a large increase in wait times for each service. Please be patient and understand it is for everyone’s health and safety

  • We will be limiting our hours slightly to help protect our staff. Please call with any questions. 

  • Please do not bring friends, family, or your children with you for a service

  • We ARE offering under the mask piercings such as septums, nostrils, and lip piercings. We are NOT offering tongue piercings at this time.

  • We will be utilizing a texting app to help with communications 

  • We will still be accepting cash

  • We will be very flexible regarding rescheduling during this confusing chaotic time. Deposits are still nonrefundable but we will always try to reschedule for a better time.

  • We have increased our piercing prices