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The purpose of this Studio Policy is to provide information regarding our requirements and procedures as they relate to your visit to Voodoo Ink for tattooing and piercing. We also want to make you aware of the potential health risks associated with the tattooing and/or piercing process and the procedures we use to minimise risk.

We want you to feel comfortable getting your new tattoo from us and to ensure that your health and safety concerns are addressed. Our policies are intended to help provide our clients with the safest, most enjoyable experience possible and a professional, healthy working environment for our staff.

YOU MUST BE 18+ years old to get a tattoo or piercing.

All tattoos require a $100 deposit. If you fail to give 48 hours notice of cancellation of your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited.

Any drawings/ designs remain the property of Voodoo Ink. A design drawn up by one of our artists, can only be tattooed by them.
 No Smoking Inside the studio please.
If possible, please try not to bring any children or minors into the studio.
No one is permitted in the tattoo area unless invited by the artist.

 

Safe Guarding Your Health – Our Policy

Age -
Voodoo Ink requires that you be eighteen years of age or older to obtain services at our studio. You will be asked to present a valid ID before we will start work. We do not advocate the tattooing of anyone under the age of eighteen.

Consent Form
 – All clients are required to read and sign a “Consent to Application of Tattoo and Release and Waive of All Claims” form prior to receiving services from Voodoo Ink. Please read it carefully and make sure that you understand what you are signing. If you do not understand something in the consent form, do not sign it without asking for clarification first.

Communicable Diseases -
To minimise the risk of infection, our artists do not work when they are ill. We also ask that you postpone your visit to our studio until your are free from any disease that could put other clients or our staff at risk. We want to provide the cleanest, safest environment possible and need your cooperation to do so. Additionally, tattooing can tax your immune system. If you are ill, it may increase your recovery time and make you more prone to infection and other health-related complications.

Drinking and Drugs
 – We do not tattoo anyone known to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and/or drugs will thin your blood, which can lead to excessive bleeding. If you are taking prescribed medications, please tell your artist ahead of time.

Medical Conditions -
If you under the care of a physician for a medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, please tell your artist ahead of time. If a medical emergency arises while you are at our studio, we will be better prepared to handle it.

Pregnant Women -
We do not tattoo pregnant women. Everything that goes into your body can affect your unborn baby. Potential allergic reactions or infections could also put you and your baby at risk. The process may also affect your immune system and its ability to help you fight off infection. You should also delay a new tattoo or piercing if your are nursing. We want you and your baby to be as healthy as possible.

Sfe Guarding Your Health – Our Procedures

Listed below are some of the procedures we use to provide the safest, most sterile conditions possible for your new tattoo or piercing. If you have any questions regarding the tattooing or piercing process, don’t be afraid to ask!

Disposable Gloves -
All our artists wear standard medical latex gloves during the tattooing and piercing process.

Inks and Pigments
 – All inks and pigments used for your tattoo are poured from its universal container into brand new, sterile ink caps. Once the artist has finished your tattoo, the ink caps are discarded in your presence. We DO NOT pour the remaining ink back into the universal container.

Needles -
We use brand new sterilised, disposable needles for each and every client. The artist will show you the sterile packaging and will open it in your presence. Once the artist is finished with your tattoo or piercing, he/she will dispose of the needle in a sharps container.

Non-disposable Equipment -
All non-disposable equipment, such as forceps and other metal equipment, is sterilised following strict health and safety guidelines in our studio. Autoclave bags are opened only in your presence. If you have questions or concerns regarding the sterilisation process we use, just ask. We will be happy to step you through it.

Razors
 – The artist will usually prepare the area to receive a tattoo by shaving it. We use brand new, disposable, safety razors for each client and dispose of them immediately.

Making You Aware – The Risks

While tattooing and piercing is considered generally safe and we take all possible precautions to safeguard your health, there are known risks associated with the process. The Web is an excellent way to research all the risks associated with tattoos and piercings and to learn about the things you should look for when selecting a studio. We advise you to consider all risks prior to obtaining a new tattoo or piercing from any studio.

We advise you to consider all risks prior to obtaining a new tattoo or piercing from any studio. You may experience an allergic reaction to the dyes, pigments, jewellery, and processes used in tattooing and body piercing.

Allergic Reactions -
You may experience an allergic reaction to the dyes, pigments, jewellery, and processes used in tattooing and body piercing. We cannot determine or guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction. If you are unsure or are concerned, start with a small tattoo first. However, this still will not guarantee that you will not experience an allergic reaction to larger tattoos.

Bacterial Infection -
Tattoos and piercings can lead to bacterial infections, particularly if they are not properly cared for. Following our aftercare instructions can help reduce the risk of infection. However, if your immune system is depressed because of illness or
you have an allergy to any part of the process, your risk for infection is greater. If you have any questions regarding the care of your tattoo or piercing, call us!

Hepatitis
 – This viral disease is becoming more prevalent every day. Obtaining a tattoo or piercing from a “dirty” studio or from an untrained friend or relative can often be the culprit. We follow all safety guidelines required to help prevent cross-contamination.

HIV
 – Because of the method of transmission of HIV, your risk for contracting HIV from a tattoo or piercing is minimal. You are only at risk if you come in contact with infected blood. The only one at greater risk is your artist. We take every precaution possible to prevent the spread of HIV.

Other Things You Should Know

• Skin colour will affect the brightness of colours used in a tattoo.

• Variations in colour and design may exist between any tattoo you select and is ultimately applied to your body.

• Obtaining a tattoo or piercing is your choice alone.

• A tattoo is a permanent change to your appearance and no representations can be made to you regarding the ability to change, alter, or remove any tattoo.

Health Department Warning: Tattooing may cause scarring, bleeding and nerve damage.

 

Questions
 - If you have questions regarding our Studio Policy, Procedures, or Risks, please visit our studio or contact us using the information provided.

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