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Tattoo/Piercing Artist Policy
The purpose of this Studio Policy is to provide information regarding our requirements and procedures as they relate to your general contractor position with Artistry by Design LLC., Sin City Ink LLC., 702 Tattoo & Las Vegas Ink LLC. for tattooing or piercing.
Our policies are intended to help provide our clients with the safest, most enjoyable experience possible and a safe, healthy working environment for our staff.
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.
Equal Opportunity: Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC, Las Vegas Ink LLC & 702 Tattoo LLC, are equal opportunity, affirmative action companies. We maintain a policy of nondiscrimination for all general contractors and applicants for general contractor positions. All aspects of a general contractor position with us will be governed solely on the basis of merit. Competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, sex, age, or notational origin, handy cap or veteran status: All decisions made with respect to recruiting, hiring and promotions for all job classifications will be based solely on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the position. Likewise, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, reduction-in-force, recall, training, education and social/recreation programs will be administrated free from any illegal discriminatory practices.
Safe Guarding Your Health: - Our Policy Age requires that clients be eighteen (18) years of age or older to obtain services at our studio. The exception is for clients with an appropriate guardian. Clients will be asked to present a valid, legal ID before we will start work. We do not advocate the tattooing or piercing of anyone under the age of eighteen without a guardian present.
Exception: If the child is no less then sixteen (16) years of age and the parent/guardian provides written consent and proof of their age and their relation to them, we will gladly provide them piercing/tattoo services after discussing it with them. Note, some artist will only tattoo 18 years or older. We would rather make this exception to our age policy than allow a child's health to be endangered by a non-professional in an unsanitary environment. This is also in accordance with Nevada State Laws.
Pregnant Women: We do not tattoo or pierce pregnant women. Everything that goes into their body can affect an unborn baby. Potential allergic reactions or infections could also put a baby at risk.
Drinking and Drugs: We do not tattoo or pierce anyone known to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Alcohol and/or illegal drugs will thin blood which can lead to excessive bleeding. There is zero tolerance for any artist or general contractor to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.*
Communicable Diseases: To minimize the risk of infection, our artists do not work when they are ill. We also ask that clients postpone their visit to our Las Vegas Tattoo Shop until they 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.
Consent Form: All clients are required to read and sign a "Tattoo/Piercing Release Form" prior to receiving services from Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC.
Safe Guarding Your Health - Our Procedures Listed below are some of the procedures we use to provide the safest, most sterile conditions possible for tattooing or piercing. If you have any questions regarding the tattooing or piercing process, don't be afraid to ask!
Inks and Pigments: All inks and pigments used tattooing are poured from its universal container into brand new ink caps. Once the artist has finished tattooing, the ink caps are discarded in clients presence.
We DO NOT pour the remaining ink back into the universal container.
ARTISTS MUST BREAK DOWN AND STERILIZE THERE WORK AREA BEFORE LEAVING OR TATTOOING ANOTHER PATRON.
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.
Autoclaving is the only form of sterilizing accepted in the United States for medical instruments.
Autoclave bags are to be opened in the presence of the client.
All autoclaved items will be marked with the date they were sterilized and will have an expiration date. If you have questions or concerns regarding the sterilization process we use, just ask. We will be happy to step you through it.
Body Piercing Procedure: Precautionary measures should be taken to minimize the risk of infection and complications after the completion of the body piercing procedure.
While undergoing the body piercing procedure it is imperative to wear medical gloves throughout the period when the piercing is done.
Disposable Gloves: All our artists are required to wear standard medical latex or Nitrile gloves during the tattooing and piercing process. You are required to set up your station with new gloves as well as breaking down your station.
Needles: We use brand new, hospital-sterilized, disposable needles for each and every client. The artist will show the client sterile packaging and will open it only in clients presence. Once the artist is finished with tattooing or piercing, he/she will dispose all used needles in a sharps container. (We do not use piercing guns!)
Razors: We use brand new, disposable, safety razors for each client and dispose of them immediately.
Autoclaves must not be dirty and should function properly. They must be habitually maintained and inspected frequently for precise spore termination. You must refer to the Autoclave directions located in the manual.
The use of medical gloves is mandatory on the part of the person performing the piercing if there is a possibility for him/her to come in contact with blood, blood-infected saliva, or mucous membranes. Disinfected gloves should be employed for piercing purposes. Prior to every piercing the individual performing the piercing must make it certain to clean his hands properly and wear fresh gloves. After the completion of each piercing or prior to exiting the piercing venue, individuals performing the piercing must dispose of the gloves and subsequently clean their hands. Persons doing the piercing must at all times make it a point to clean their hands and change the gloves while piercing each client.
Policy on Sexual Harassment
It is the intent of Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC to provide a safe, non-hostile working environment for its general contractors. Therefore, in accordance with our current policy of Affirmative Action and the Guidelines issued by the EEOC, Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC has developed the following policy which prohibits any Supervisor, agent or general contractor from making sexual advances of verbal or physical nature toward another general contractor or applicant for general contractor position. Any general contractor conducts, whether intentional or unintentional that results in the sexual harassment of other general contractors are illegal and will not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances either verbal or physical, where:
1. Submission to the advances is a term or condition for a general contractor position.
2. Submission to or rejection of the advances is used as the basis for making personnel decisions (i.e. general contractor position, promotion, demotion, transfer or termination)
3. Such conduct interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. Any general contractor who feels that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment is urged to immediately contact their Supervisor. All complaints of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly and, where necessary, an immediate appropriate action will be taken to stop and remedy such conduct. Any general contractor in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
General contractors who are having performance or other work-related problems are encouraged to meet with their Supervisor to obtain assistance in correcting the problem. Managers and General contractors are to utilize the provided request forms for all requests or suggestions. These can be handed to supervisors or owners.
Company computers are not to be used by anyone other than general contractors of Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC unless clients are under direct supervision. We are liberal with the usage of the internet. However general contractors must not participate in any pornographic, or illegal activity on the internet. Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC reserves the right to determine what content is appropriate or not. Secondly, if you are viewing websites that lead to viruses, it will be your responsibility to pay for antivirus software or a new computer. Misuse of company computers will result in disciplinary action up to termination.
Illegal Drug & Alcohol Free Work Place
All general contractors are expected and required to report to work on time and in appropriate mental and physical condition for work. Any general contractor under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol which impairs judgment performance or behavior while on company premises or while on company business will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. It is our intent and legal obligation to provide an illegal drug-free and safe environment.
There is zero tolerance for illegal drug use in the tattoo facility. General contractors may be tested for substance abuse, random or probable cause testing, this may be requested by the owner or leading manager and at the cost of the general contractor. Current testing costs range from $50-$180 and will include testing for Heroin, PCP, Meth & Amphetamines. We will include alcohol for and random or reasonable suspicion drug testing.
General contractors are required to notify management of any new prescriptions they take. These would be any medications that have the ability to cause or create a safety sensitive issue to themselves, Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC, others, machinery or sensitive data. Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC, has the right to refuse a general contractors position or terminate general contractor positions, those who are on prescriptions if the medication shows that it can result in a safety sensitive situation that is adverse to the safety of the general contractor, clients or others.
There is zero tolerance for intoxication of alcohol or the consumption of alcohol, while at work.
Day to Day Business
The tattoo shops work on a rotation system. The first artist through the door that is scheduled will receive the first client of the day. The rotation will follow the order of artists through the door. If there hasn’t been any clients tattooed or pierced and your shift is scheduled to be over you will have to wait for the next general contractor who is on shift. You will only receive a client coming through the door if all other artists have already tattooed.
There is zero tolerance for snaking a client from another artist. If a client requests you and its obvious they have been helped by another artist, call the artist. If a deal has been negotiated with one of our artists and the client then asks another artist to do the tattoo, a manager or owner must be notified.
If a client comes in looking for an artist and wants to get a tattoo or piercing that day, you are obligated to call that artist. Leave a message; collect a deposit, etc before doing the tattoo. You must notify a manager or owner. We will not turn a client away and may grant that artist approval to perform the tattoo. Management will contact the client to make sure it is of there request.
If your chance for a walk-in turns into an appointment for another day or time it will then be the next artists turn for a walk-in.
You are not entitled to take a client when they come in just because you spoke to them on the phone.
It is imperative that you take good notes for others when potential clients call in. Write down there name, number, reason for call and who they called for. Then Call, text, or email info to artist or owner.
Most tattoo shops will operate with at least five artists per location. This covers most all shifts and allows for two on shift.
If an artist gets an accumulative amount of piercings totaling $50. The next walk-in client for a tattoo or piercing goes to the next artist.
If you are up next for a walk in you must be attentive to the front of the shop.
• Artist appearance in general needs to be clean and well groomed. (you can NOT come in to work smelling like alcohol, cat, dog, trailer or illicit substances)
All conversation needs to be appropriate and must be non-offensive.
Dress code- clothes must be clean and fit properly
When your shift starts you have to be set up and ready to tattoo, you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled shift to do this.
All requests for supplies need to be filled out through the main forms website.
We suggest requesting supplies 2 weeks in advance. Approval to pick up supply items may be approved.
Only after approval will receipts be accepted so you can be re-reimbursed.
Rules & Regulations:
The following is reason for termination
Incompetency, poor performance, repeated errors and negligence in following required procedures.
Improper, abusive or inaccurate communication with a client, prospect, vendor or fellow general contractor.
Unauthorized possession of company property, client property, or the property of another general contractor.
Frequent tardiness or frequent absences without reasonable cause.
Absence from work without notifying a supervisor, or failure to return to work upon the expiration of a granted leave.
Falsification of records or general contractor position application, including omissions.
Damaging or defacing company property with malice.
Violation of the illegal drug and alcohol policy.
Failure to follow a direct order by management, including in refusal to work on tasks as assigned.
Smoking Policy: Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC prides itself in providing a smoke-free environment. Company policy does not permit smoking within the facility at all. It is the responsibility of each general contractor who smokes outside the building to remove their cigarette buds, when finished.
Any violations of this policy may constitute grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
As soon as you are done eating you MUST wipe down your area and all food trash or containers are to be taken to the back of the shop and cleaned. There is NEVER to be any food in any booth at any time.
Consistent misuse of time or keeping other general contractors from their work. This includes: consistent failure to start work promptly at the start of work shift or after a lunch period, or consistent failure to continue work until the end of the shift.
No Pets on site. The Health Department requires the facility free of pets.
Cleanliness It is mandatory that all general contractors will take part in a cleaning schedule.
As a general rule and for liability reasons, general contractors should never bring friends to work.
Family may be permitted to come with general contractors to work under extenuating circumstances only after approval of one of the owners.
Children must always be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian when in the tattoo and piercing shop. Violations will result in disciplinary action up to termination.
Owners of the shop, will be the final authority on any grey issues.
No sleeping in the shop
There will be no tattooing outside of the shop without written permission by an owner. This will lead to immediate termination.
It is the responsibility of the last person in the shop to turn off all lights, air conditioner, heaters, and to turn on the alarm system and fill out daily totals/shop and comply with the cleaning list.
It is our policy to retain artist property if they have been found in violation of theft of any property of the tattoo shop or personal effects of clients or other artists. This will also include up-selling "receiving funds, services, etc" in your booth with out additional documentation or appropriate share of funds to the company.
We will not tolerate any behavior that is considered insubordination. The requests of the owners are to be respected at all times.
Video & Film release
This form gives special permission to Artistry by Design, Sin City Ink and Las Vegas Ink rights to post reproduce and use for advertising reasons, any video, film, art or production of private contractors in our Tattoo Piercing shops.
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, ("Releaser"),
I hereby give, consent, and grant to Artistry by Design LLC, Sin CityInk LLC and Las vegas Ink LLC ("Manufacturer"), its representatives, licensees, marketers, and any other related parties or publishers of its promotional materials and their successors and assigns, the right to use, publish and copyright my picture, portrait or likeness, in video and film format, in whole or part, including alterations, modifications, derivations, and composite thereof, in CDs, films, advertising and similar such promotions and renditions throughout the world. This right shall include the right to combine my likeness with others and to alter my likeness by digital or other means.
Releaser also hereby releases Manufacturer and such other parties from any obligation to make any payment hereunder or from any other liability incurred in connection with the use of any the materials described above.
Releaser acknowledges his or her full and complete satisfaction with the terms of this Release.
- First offense you will be notified of your behavior and will be asked to correct it.
Second offense you go home for the day.
Third offense you go home for the day and lose an additional shift.
Forth offense ONE week suspension. If you are found to be doing tattoos out side of work during this period your position will be terminated. No appointments will be honored during suspension.
Changes to Our Studio Policy Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC may, at any time, modify the Studio Policy without prior notification. Recent changes to Studio Policy made by the Staff of Artistry by Design LLC, Sin City Ink LLC & Las Vegas Ink LLC may not be reflected in this document.
I have read the Policy and Procedure document and adhere to its policies during my engagement with Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC. I understand that I am a private contractor for Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC company and that I am in no way holding Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC responsible for any mistakes or injury I may inflict on a client. Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC is not responsible for any adverse effect my tattoo’s or piercings may cause another person. I will accept any lawsuit brought upon by my actions that may be held against Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC, affiliates or owners as my responsibility. Artistry by Design LLC/ Sin City Ink LLC/ Las Vegas Ink LLC is only a business location where individual tattoo artists are able to perform their tattoos and body piercings.
I further understand that changes to this policy may be amended at any time and that changes will be communicated to me.
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