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Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio Policy

The purpose of this Studio Policy is provide information regarding our requirements and procedures as they relate to your visit to Rebel Ink™ for tattooing or piercings. 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 minimize risk.

At Rebel Ink™ we want you to feel comfortable getting your new tattoo or piercing from us and to ensure that your health and safety concerns are addressed. Our policies are intended to help provide our clients the safest, most enjoyable experience possible and a safe, healthy working environment for our staff.

Safe Guarding Your Health - Our Policy

Age

Rebel Ink™ Tattoo and Body Piercing requires that you be eighteen (18) years of age or older to obtain services at our studio. You will be asked to present a valid, legal ID before we will start work. Rebel Ink™ does not advocate the tattooing or piercing of anyone under the age of eighteen.

Exception:

If you are the parent or guardian of a minor who "must have" that tattoo or piercing and you fear that they may seek out an unsanitary shop, please bring them in to see us. If they are at least sixteen (16) years of age and you provide written consent and proof of their age, we will gladly provide them with tattoo or piercing services after discussing it with them. At Rebel Ink™, we would rather make this exception to our age policy than allow your child's health to be endangered by a non-professional in an unsanitary environment.

Consent Form

All clients are required to read and sign a "Consent to Application of Tattoo/Piercing and Release and Waive of All Claims" form prior to receiving services from Rebel Ink™ Tattoo and Body Piercing. 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 minimize the risk of infection, I do not work when I am are ill or sick. We also ask that you postpone your visit to Rebel Ink™ Tattoo studio if you are ill or sick & 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 and/or piercing can tax your immune system. If you are ill, it may increase your recovery time and also put you more at risk for possible infection or other health-related complications. Drinking and Drugs (If I don’t someone else will) I do not recommend getting a tattoo or piercing to 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 and I will not guarantee any work if you chose to be intoxicated at the time of your tattoo & you should not decide on a design when you are under the influence. 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 my studio, I will be better prepared to handle it I am a certified 1st responder (Heartsaver® First Aid a b c d e).

Pregnant Women

I do not tattoo or pierce pregnant women No exceptions! 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 that new tattoo or piercing if you’re nursing. I want you and your baby to be as healthy as possible and will not be responsible if it is not.

Safe Guarding Your Health - Our Procedures

Listed below are some of the procedures I 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 I wear standard medical nitrile or 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 I have finished your tattoo, the ink caps are discarded in your presence. I DO NOT pour the remaining ink back into the universal container. Needles At Rebel Ink we use brand new, hospital gas-sterilized, disposable needles for each and every client. I will show you the sterile packaging and will open it only in your presence. Once I have finished with your tattoo or piercing, I will ask you to watch while the needle is disposed of in a sharps container. (I do not use piercing guns!)

Non-disposable Equipment All non-disposable equipment, such as forceps and other metal equipment, is sterilized following strict health and safety guidelines in our in-studio, working autoclave I am certified by O.S.H.A for this. Autoclave is the only form of sterilizing accepted in the United States for medical instruments. Autoclave bags are opened only in your presence. If you have questions or concerns regarding the sterilization process we use, just ask. I will be happy to give you a tour and lesson on how I sterilize all my Stainless steel equipment so you can see I use the most up to date methods.

Razors I prepare the area to receive a tattoo by cleaning it with a 20% green soap solution shaving it to stop any hairs from getting pushed in to the skin and infected. I use to use brand new, disposable razors for each client and dispose of them, however due to irritation on clients skin, you don't want to tattoo on irritated skin, it is bad for the process and the pain is more intense, because of this I now use a cordless beard trimmers and just sterilize them after each use.

OSHA_bbp-certwsMaking You Aware - The Risks While tattooing and piercing is considered generally safe and I 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. I advise you to consider all risks prior to obtaining a new tattoo or piercing from any studio & do your research even big fancy studios don’t follow proper procedure and skimp to save money. Ask around your community inquire as to the quality of there work and reputation a lot of shops use size and location to conceal and hide the fact that there artist are not certified in proper serialization techniques. In my State ( Indiana) as well as a lot of other states the heath department does not regulate this industry or leaves it to the county and they don't regulate it. Don't be afraid to ask to see your artist certification card in Blood born pathogens and check the expiration date before you let just anyone start poking you with a needle and injection a foreign substance in your body this is the easiest way to keep your self safe and protected!

Allergic Reactions You may experience an allergic reaction to the dyes, pigments, jewelry, and processes used in tattooing and body piercing. I 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. Every one has different skin types and reacts to dyes and pigment differently.

Bacterial Infection Tattoos and piercings can lead to bacterial infections, particularly if they are not properly cared for. Following My 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 me, Only if you got your tattoo from me!

Hepatitis I do not tattoo on any one if they have any form of hepatitis, please do not contact me if you know you have any form of this disease. Hepatitis is a viral disease that is becoming more prevalent every day. Obtaining a tattoo or piercing from a "dirty" studio or from an untrained friend, artist or relative can often be the culprit. I follow all safety guidelines required by Heartsaver, American Heart Association, O.S.H.A and the Indiana Department of heath to help prevent cross-contamination and the spread of this disease.

HIV Because of the method of transmission of HIV, your risk for contracting HIV from a tattoo or piercing is minimal and according to the CDC there has never a recorded case of any one contracting HIV from getting a Tattoo. You are only at risk if you come in contact with infected blood. The only one at greater risk is, me, your artist. Believe, I take every precaution possible to prevent the spread of HIV and all other blood born pathogens. Other Things You Should Know • Skin color will affect the brightness of colors used in a tattoo. • Variations in color and design may exist between any tattoo you select and as ultimately applied to your body. • Obtaining a tattoo or piercing is by 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. Changes to Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio™ Policy Rebel Ink™ Tattoo and Body Piercing may, at any time, modify the Studio Policy without prior notification. Recent changes to Studio Policy made by Rebel Ink™ Tattoo and Body Piercing may not be reflected in this document.

Questions If you have questions regarding Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio™ Policy, Procedures, or Risks, please visit Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio™ or contact me using the information provided below. Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio™ rebelinktat2s@gmail.com (574)-320-2608

Here are some general policies that we stand by at Rebel Ink™:

Shop Minimum - $60.00 phr Tattoo $20.00 Piercings Appointment Reservation Deposit - $60.00 for tattoo $20.00 for piercings all deposits are non-refundable unless cancellation is made 48 hours prior to appointment! If you miss your appointment and do not call to cancel 48 hours prior, then you lose your deposit. As well as losing your deposit, you will be required to leave another deposit for your next session before being able to book another time slot. This deposit will be non-refundable as well.

If you change the original design from what was set up and discussed with the artist, you then lose your deposit! Another deposit would be required before any work is to be continued on your project. I work hard; please don’t waste my time or effort!

If you chose to bring your child into our establishment, please bring someone else with you to care for them if you are getting tattooed, if you do not, you will be ask to leave, I can not concentrate on your art while you are tending to your child and this would have a negative effect on your art neither one of us should have any distractions while you are getting your tattoo. We are not responsible for your children's safety or their actions while at Rebel Ink. Noise is to be kept to a minimum so that way our artists can concentrate in comfort. If there is running and screaming you will be asked kindly to take your child out of our establishment. I have three boys of my own at Rebel Ink, so I know how children can get sometimes. This is why I ask you to keep them on their best behavior when visiting Rebel Ink.

If you are loud, obnoxious or disrespectful to any one of us or our clients that are in our establishment then you will be asked to leave and not return. There is no running around, disturbances or horseplay in our facility!!! This is a professional and courteous establishment. Please have the understanding and respect when entering Rebel Ink Tattoo Studio. Thank you for following our rules and policies.
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