COVID-19 Self-Assessment Checklist

The following checklist (as per local health and safety regulations) has to be filled-out by any client looking to get tattoo services from us. The form is provided for anyone visiting our shop in the next 24 hours and must be filled-out at maximum 24hrs prior to your visit – it will be again referenced upon your physical entry into one of our studios. Refusal to answer, falsely answering questions or answering yes to any questions posed will result in us being unable to provide any services to you at this time. Stay healthy and thank you for your help, we’re super excited to be allowed to tattoo again!

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Studio rules to be aware of:

  1. By appointment only – you should be covered if you are filling out this form (ie. you have an appointment already), but just in case… obviously, please reschedule if you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any symptoms; If you have to cancel last minute due to illness, your deposit will be held until you are ready to reschedule.
  2. Masks or Facial Coverings – Please bring a mask with you, as you will be required to wear one while you are in the studio and during your tattoo. If you don’t have one, a mask will be provided for you upon entry (and of course a mandatory squirt of hand sanitizer); your artist will wear a mask as well for the entire duration of your tattoo. Note that we will not be doing any tattoos at this time that might require you to remove your mask or facial covering (ie. no head tattoos for the time being where masks need to be removed).
  3. Waiting area – it’s sadly gone; we will be unable to have you wait in either studio; upon entry, and your mask being on, you will be guided to your tattoo table which will be sanitized and ready for you
  4. What to bring – limit bringing items as they will be put in a disinfected bin which will be kept secure until your tattoo is finished; we’ll do what we can to help your tattoo experience be enjoyable as possible
  5. Moral support / guests – Please come alone to your appointment; due to social distancing requirements and our waiting areas removed, you will not be allowed to bring a guest; It’s a hard thing to write, as we again greatly pride ourselves on making your experience as pleasant as possible, allowing others in the studio until further notice is not allowed due to health and safety regulations

From our side you can expect minimum 6 feet distance between you and other clients(and/or alternating shifts and days when this is not possible), exceptional care of your and artist’s safety (sanitizing / disinfecting which all professional tattoo studios already practice, we’ll continue to be extra anal when it comes to cross contamination; all of our artists are trained in blood pathogen and sanitizing standards, your and our safety is important). You are encouraged to utilize contactless payment, but we will continue to accept cash as well. You can still purchase our products which will be on display (your hands of course are sanitized already upon entry so feel free to sniff and fondling them as needed).

We love you all, and can’t wait to tattoo you!

Estimates and Booking

Use the form below to describe your vision for the tattoo, or to request a consultation / booking. If looking for an estimate, please be descriptive and tell us about what you want to have tattooed. For bookings, review our Pricing & Payment page; we start with a free consultation; in order to begin your custom drawing a deposit is required.

Asia

ABOUT ASIA

Asia, pronounced like Asha rather than like the continent, is the head artist and proud co-Owner of Toronto’s Painted People Tattoos Salon.

Asia has been tattooing for over 10 years. Her rich resume, apart from owning a tattoo studio, includes roles such as painter, volunteer, social activist, designer, music dabbler, and more. Finding her calling at the age of 16, she studied tattooing, first independently, and then as an apprentice to a number of celebrated artists before becoming one herself.

Tattooing is a passion for Asia. She loves creating livable, permanent art through that passion. When she’s not creating, Asia enjoys carrying for her 2 pets, spending time with her family, watching movies, playing old video games, sucking at soccer (or football if we’re being all European) and unloading cat sounds with her husband Nick for general amusement of herself and others.

WATERCOLOR TATTOOS

As the name indicates, watercolor tattoos essentially represent using the human canvas and drawing on them with tattoo ink making them look like watercolors.

Watercolor tattoos require the same expertise and initial process that other tattoo techniques require (you may or may not do a stencil and mix shades of color), but where they really separate themselves from other tattoo techniques is the final outcome. A fresh watercolor tattoo can often appear as splashes of watercolor paint on your body.

Created with a lot more gradual coloring (unlike, for example, traditional tattooing where solid colors are merged together), the subtle gradients help create the characteristics and design of a classic watercolor painting. The other differentiating factor is outlining. Watercolor tattoos pride themselves on often not having a solid outline which is then colored in. The free flowing colors are meant to represent a painting – which they most definitely do.

Asia, while doing every style from black and grey, traditional, tribal, realism, neo-traditional, new school, etc, has really specialized in watercolor tattooing recently. Outside of loving the look and feel of them and genuinely enjoying creating unique watercolor designs, she is quickly becoming known Canada wide for her passion of watercolor tattoos.

One of the common misconceptions around watercolor tattoos is that they fade very quickly. Putting it simply, all tattoos fade overtime. In the hands of a professional tattoo artist (such as Asia), watercolor tattoos are safe from fading for years. How many years heavily depends on various factors such as maintenance of the tattoo / skin care along with placement of tattoo as not placing it on an area where there may be constant rubbing will make it last longer. Watercolor tattoos can fade just slightly quicker due to use of lighter colors, so if one of our tattoos does start to fade you can come back after a few years for a quick touch-up to get it looking vibrant again.

For tips on how to maintain your watercolor or any other tattoos, check out our healing instructions page here