Guidelines and Policies due to Covid-19

All persons entering Five Sirens must have been vaccinated and are encouraged to wear masks, especially during the tattoo procedure. You may ask your artist to wear a mask if he or she is not already, and we may ask you to do so for our own comfort as well.

 

Our priority, as always, is your safety and ours, and we am doing everything possible to keep everyone as safe as possible. Although your appointment will be structured very differently than in the past, it is very important to me us you still have a positive experience. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions or tell us your concerns. We can work together to find solutions.

 

We realize business closures and social distancing have been polarizing throughout the community. We ask that you respect the new shop policies if you choose to get a tattoo during these times. Many new policies are now mandated, and others we have added for your safety and ours.

 

Please take the time to read through New Hampshire’s Stay at Home 2.0 regulations for body art, as well as the CDC and OSHA links provided. This can be viewed at 

https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/

 

We do not know how long these new policies will need to be in effect…. until it is safe to go back to a normal way of life and work? Please know, that everything is subject to change as we see how the pandemic plays out.

 

The shop will look different. We will look different. And your appointment will look different.  We have always very much loved running a shop where we are able to take time hanging out with our clients before and after your appointment. We have always loved meeting their friends and family and spending the day. Unfortunately, a lot of this will be different for a while. Consultations or questions and concerns will have to be answered via email or phone beforehand. To minimize persons in the shop, and the length of time they are there everything will be prepared beforehand. There will be minimal time outside of actually physically getting tattooed that we are with one another.

 

Because of the increased deep cleaning in between all clients and all the other new ways of working we will be keeping a less jam-packed schedule. 

 

Tattoo appointments are limited to 4 hour sittings.

 

All clients must be scheduled beforehand. No walk-in appointments or consultations are permitted. Clients may not arrive before their scheduled time. Please arrive at your appointment time, not before or later. If you are more than 15 minutes later than your scheduled appointment time your appointment will be considered a no-show. Five Sirens will have a locked door policy at all times.

 

No clients are permitted to “wait” in the waiting room. This means you may not come in before your appointment or otherwise hang around.

 

The restrooms are on the first floor of 1 Washington St (down the hallway to the right off the lobby). These are community restrooms used by businesses and customers on the first floor, and maintained and cleaned by the building. We are sure they are working diligently to keep everything cleaned regularly, but cannot ensure the frequency of this. Please use precautions touching any surfaces on your way to, from, or in the restrooms.

All clients are encouraged to wear a mask during your tattoo. If you do not have one we can provide a disposable mask for you. 

 

No guests will be permitted in the shop (with exception only for disability needs) at any time. 

Please have eaten and hydrated before you arrive. Feel free to bring bottled water or a soft drink.

If you or anyone you have been in contact with have recently had Covid-19 or symptoms of Covid-19, or feel in any way unwell you must reschedule your appointment a minimum of three weeks later choosing from the available dates remaining in the year.

All clients are advised to speak with their physician about the risk of getting a tattoo during a pandemic. In addition to the normal risks associated with an open wound, a new tattoo might make you more susceptible to viral infections. Having your body work to heal an open wound might make you less able to fight a virus and visa versa.

 

If you are considered “high risk” we ask that you reschedule for your own safety.

 

All paperwork must be completed before your tattoo may begin. If you would like you may print these forms and fill out in black or blue ink before entering the shop. These include consent form, body art disclosure, aftercare paperwork and an additional Covid-19 liability waiver. Please do not forget your ID. IDs cannot be expired or the temporary paper version, must have your photo and birthday and be government issued. Examples are license, passport, military ID. You may be asked to show a second form of ID.