Some Tattoo and Piercing Studios are charging extra claiming that it is due to the “Extra Precautions” they must take due to the Pandemic. These are commonly called “COVID CHARGES”. These are bogus charges designed to get extra money out of your pocket.
ALL STUDIOS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FOLLOW UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.
Common safety practices that are not “Extra Precautions” but instead are “Standard Procedures” practiced daily.
Current Kansas Body Art Rules State; “No Body Art Procedure (Tattoo or Piercing), may be performed that requires the removal of a protective mask.” Do not believe greedy Body Artists that tell you it is OK to be Tattooed or Pierced without a mask, that is not the truth. Also Studios that say that a “ONE MINUTE RULE” applies in removal of your mask to perform any procedure around the nose or mouth is also NOT the Truth. Signing a release not to sue does not protect you from their greed. It also does not prevent you from taking action if infected. STAY UP TO DATE ON CURRENT RULES & GUIDANCE FOR BODY ART STUDIOS http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/ AND PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY www.ubtat2d.com – www.ArtistAlleyStudio.com
Current Kansas Board of Cosmetology (licensing board for Body Art Studios), Covid-19 Guidelines State; “Consider discouraging children in the establishment and school. Although they are not considered high risk for complications due to COVID-19, they frequently touch surfaces.” Tattooing and Piercing Children under the age of 18 should not be done due to Moral, Ethical, Maturity, Emotional and Physical Concerns. However, during the Coronavirus Crisis the risk to your child increases greatly within a studio. Please reconsider before allowing risky procedures on your child.
STAY UP TO DATE ON CURRENT RULES & GUIDANCE FOR BODY ART STUDIOS
Current Kansas Law States; “No Body Art Procedure (Tattoo or Piercing), may be performed that requires the removal of a protective mask.” Do not believe greedy Body Artists that tell you it is OK to be Tattooed or Pierced without a mask, they are lying to you. These Unsrupulous Studio’s and Body Art Practitioners care more about the money in your pocket than they do about you, your family and your friends. Don’t let them put you and those you care about at risk of the Coronavirus because of their dangerous actions.
ARTIST ALLEY STUDIO TATTOOS & PIERCINGS REOPENING MAY 18, 2020 WITH ENHANCED MEASURES FOR YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY
The Coronavirus Pandemic Health Emergency temporarily closed many businesses deemed Non-Essential. Artist Alley Studio was one of those businesses and it was right and proper that we were closed.
Artist Alley Studio will be re-opening May 18, 2020 and we will be taking enhanced measures for the health and safety of you and us.
*ALL WORK BY APPOINTMENT NO EXCEPTIONS: No Walk-Ins Allowed. Appointments will not be available on same day called.
*NO HIGH RISK PEOPLE: If you are over 65 years of age or suffer from the following conditions: underlying medical conditions, including, chronic lung disease, asthma, heart conditions, severe obesity, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or otherwise immune compromised we ask that you wait until there is a vaccine and you have been vaccinated to make an appointment.
*NO ONE UNDER 18 ALLOWED IN STUDIO NO EXCEPTIONS: Under normal operations we will not Tattoo or Pierce Children under 18 years of age for their health and safety. Now in the current situation children are high risk and we cannot and will not allow them in the studio. Please do not bring your children to the studio
*NO MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE IN STUDIO: We understand that some people need a support system during a procedure so we will allow all clients to bring only one friend or family member into the studio with them during their procedure.
*REQUESTS TO RE-SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS: If you are feeling poorly, have a cough, sneezing or fever, even if it is allergy related, we ask that you reschedule your appointment for 2 weeks past the time that you are feeling better.
*30 MINUTES BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS: This allows for proper cleaning and sanitizing between clients.
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP EARLY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT: Under certain circumstance you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until we are ready to do your Tattoo or Piercing.
*MASKS MUST BE WORN IN STUDIO: Anyone refusing to wear a mask will not be worked on nor allowed within the studio.
NO PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRE REMOVAL OF MASK: Per State of Kansas we cannot do any Tattooing or Piercing within the Mouth, Nose or Cheek Areas until further notice and release by the State.
*SCREENING AT DOOR: All people entering Artist Alley Studio will have their temperature taken by a non-contact thermometer and will be asked a series of questions to determine if they are high risk.
RELEASE QUESTIONNAIRE: All Clients will be asked to fill out an additional form as part of the standard release form confirming lack of symptoms.
*SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICED: Except during a procedure we will keep a 6′ Distance from our clients. Please do not attempt to shake hands or hug. We appreciate the gesture but at this time it is not safe. Just say Thank You.
Hopefully these Enhanced Measures are only temporary. We believe that by taking these measures that we will be able to continue to offer the type of High Quality Tattoo and Piercing Service you have come to expect from Artist Alley Studio in a safe environment.
The State of Kansas has said that we can re-open on May 18, 2020 with the restrictions we have listed above. Therefore you can call (785) 571-9500 to make appointments for after that date. HOWEVER please be advised that all appointments are tentative. All operations can be postponed by the State of Kansas, Shawnee County and the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology for an indefinite period of time if instance of Coronavirus increase.
Please wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, wear masks and practice social distancing. Stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon.