We compiled a few snippets for your FAQ: How do you operate under ‘the new normal’?
Updated: November 21, 2022
In reopening the studio under the new normal, we had to gradually adapt to new practices and systems to keep our studio safe for our small team and our clients. We have since adopted necessary practices, restructured, renovated and imposed stricter sanitation and disinfection standards in prioritizing everyone's health and safety.
Although we now allow for unvaccinated clients due to special justifications, our studio regulars, secretaries Ayi and Cheryz and all artists Eloise, Ally, Bianca and Allex are fully vaccinated.
The studio was recently renovated to allow for social distancing and better ventilation with the widened space. The floors and walls are decontaminated on a regular basis and direct contact surfaces are disinfected with hospital-grade disinfectant every after client use. The space is also treated with anti-microbial fog as needed. To minimize in-studio movement and prevent potential cross-contamination, restroom and waiting area is allocated space at a nearby cafe.
All inking equipment are religiously disinfected with alcohol and sterilized. Direct-contact objects such as needles, tips, gloves, ink cups, etc are single-use, sterile and disposed of immediately (as they have always been, pre-pandemic).
With the ease in COVID protocols, we constantly reiterate, through pre-booking posts, booking confirmation details and pre-session reminder texts. Besides still wearing face masks, we also do not allow footwear inside the studio to lessen entry of potential contaminants.