We compiled a few snippets for your FAQ: How do you operate under ‘the new normal’? 

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 restructured, renovated and imposed stricter sanitation and disinfection standards in prioritizing everyone's health and safety.

The studio was recently renovated to allow for social distancing and better ventilation with the widened space. The floors are decontaminated with bleach everyday and contact surfaces are disinfected regularly. The space is also treated with anti-microbial fog as needed. The common toilet facility is closed and only clients are allowed inside the space (except for special cases) to minimize in-studio movement and prevent potential cross-contamination.

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).

Clients booked by appointment are screened with temperature checks before entering the building and are asked to fill up mandatory contact-tracing forms. COVID protocols are reiterated through pre-booking posts, booking confirmation details and pre-session reminder texts. Besides wearing face masks and face shields, shoe covers and shower caps are provided as additional protective wear.