Is now the right time to learn to tattoo? Is it safe?
You’ve had months of sheltering in place and have been dreaming about life getting back to normal. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to work from home or are an essential worker but wish you had a job focused on your art. And now that businesses, including hair salons and tattoo studios, are reopening, you may be asking yourself if you’ll ever be able to pursue your dream of tattooing.
Start Your Apprenticeship in a Virtual Classroom
No matter what your city’s current reopening level, the best part of our tattoo artist training program is that you can start your training now.Your apprenticeship starts right now in a live virtual classroom, where you work one-on-one with your trainer to start your apprenticeship. Once you pass the requirements of the work from home virtual classroom training, you’re ready to complete your apprenticeship in one of our physical studios.
Your Safety Is Our Top Priority
And when it’s time to come to the studio, rest assured, at Ink Different Tattoo School, your safety has always been our top priority!Our artists and studios follow strict safety practices to ensure you have a wonderful and safe training experience. And guess what? These practices and procedures are part of what you will learn to ensure you know how to keep yourself and your future clients safe.
Standard Practices and Safety Measures at Ink Different Tattoo School You’ll Learn to Keep Yourself and Your Clients Safe
Here are our standard safety practices:
Routine cleaning, decontaminating, disinfecting We teach all our apprentices protocols for regular routine shop cleaning, decontaminating, and disinfecting of work surfaces and public areas.
Handwashing, single-use paper towels and gloves Staff and tattoo apprentices use a dedicated handwashing sink, hands-free soap, single-use paper towels, and sterile single-use protective gloves.
Single-use, sterilized equipment and work area protection Tattooists and apprentices use single-use, sterilized equipment including single-use protective plastic sheets over work areas.
PPE in use: face masks, eye protection, aprons, and gloves Personal protective equipment, including single-use medical grade face masks, eye protection, single-use isolation gowns, and single-use gloves, are worn for setting up, cleaning and during procedures.
Limited appointments and 6’ distancing maintained in the studio Appointments are limited and work spaces are protected and spaced more than 6 feet apart, so when you do your supervised tattoos, only a very small number of people will be in the studio
Clients wear PPE and have their temperature taken Clients wear facemasks during their appointment. And all clients, apprentices, and artists entering the studio will have their temperature taken with a non-contact infrared thermometer.
State licensed, certified to handle bloodborne pathogens, following CDC guidelines And as always, our studios, apprentices, and artists are licensed by state requirements. Also, our artists are trained and certified on a yearly basis to handle bloodborne pathogens. And we follow the most aggressive CDC guidelines to keep you safe.
It’s Safe to Learn to Tattoo
Now that you know that our tattoo studios put your health and safety first and teach you how to keep everyone safe, why not talk to an advisor today? They can help you figure out a training schedule that works best for you. No matter what the new normal looks like, you can follow your dream to a career you love as a professional tattoo artist.
Don’t wait, today could be the day that changes the rest of your life. Happy tattooing!
What to Look for in a Tattoo Apprenticeship to Ensure Your Safety
As you weigh your options when looking for a tattoo apprenticeship, be sure the studios you visit follow the same rigorous standards as Ink Different Tattoo School. Here are the questions you can ask about a tattoo shop’s standard practices and procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep you safe:
What is the protocol for routine cleaning, decontaminating, and disinfecting?
Is there a dedicated handwashing sink that artists use regularly?
Do artists use single-use, sterilized equipment and protect their work spaces?
Is PPE (personal protective equipment) in use for everyone in the shop?
Is the 6 feet social distancing range maintained with ample signage? Are appointments limited?
Are you and other clients required to wear PPE? Are any measures taken to confirm that everyone allowed in the tattoo parlor is free from COVID-19 symptoms?
Is the tattoo shop and its artists properly licensed?
If you get clear, thoughtful answers to all these questions about the tattoo shop, you will know that your health and safety is being taken seriously and you can have a safe tattoo training experience.