|COVID-19 is rapidly changing all of our day to day work and lives. And unfortunately, we have found ourselves trapped in a global pandemic. Many of us tattooers are obliged to limit working hours, restrict traffic in our businesses, and in many cases close altogether for the moment. As career tattooers, we understand that the majority of us never planned for something like this. There are no safety nets or bailouts in place for tattoo artists, and we know that when times get tough, a new tattoo is typically the last thing on a consumer’s list of necessities. But here at Black Claw, we care deeply about the health and safety of you our customers and the broader tattoo community at large, so we wanted to share what we are doing in response.
We also want to reassure you, we have a full set of stock available and are continuing to fulfill orders via our online store www.blackclaw.com. We know having access to supplies ensures you can keep operating your business. We are actively working with our shipping partners to minimize transit delays; however, customers in regions heavily impacted by COVID-19 may experience some delays and have seen delays with some carrier partners picking up and processing orders. We will continue to update you if changes occur.
Black Claw safety and hygiene measures
Black Claw has always lead the industry’s safety standards. All of our tattoo supplies continue to be vacuum sealed, sterilized and have a sterile indicator to ensure that you and your customers are safe. The CDC assures that currently there is no evidence to indicate transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have been ZERO cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with goods.
However, as an extra precaution, we have implemented additional hygiene measures in our shipping warehouses to ensure all products delivered are clean and safe.
All visitors, vendors, contractors, carrier partners, and drivers will be required to put on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) before entering warehouses, inbound freight drop off areas, outbound load pickups, or service work areas.
This includes gloves, masks, and temperature checks.
PPE equipment must be worn the entire time while within warehouse areas. This is not optional.
Tattooers already follow good health practices
Typically, we as tattooers are taught to treat every client as if they are a carrier of blood borne pathogens, in the sense that we handle each and every contaminated item with extreme caution. Well, it’s now time to put these skills to good use, as well as share your knowledge of these precautions with everyone in your social circle. Now is the time to implement these tips. Please treat EVERYONE as if they have the potential to infect you and your family. We’ve also collected some tips for you and we’ll be sending more in the near future.