Updated: May 13
We like many other businesses had to close our doors when we were advised by the Government back in March. This was devastating to us, firstly because the studio is our life our family and you the clients are a very big part of that, and secondly the financial strain it now puts not the business and us all personally.
In light of the new Government information issued on Sunday 10th May, if all goes well and people continue to follow the Government's advice and social distance we could be able to reopen the studio around the beginning of July as part of the third phase. Realistically we believe it will be later than this and more likely be August when we can reopen. Again this is if we all follow the Governments advice and continue to social distance.
Our priority will always be the safety of our team, their families and our customers, and we will not reopen the studio unless we believe it is safe to do so.
We will not start to rearranging appointments until we know exactly when we can safely reopen. Unfortunately, we can not issue any refunds for Booking Fees as these are non-refundable, as set out in our Booking Information but of course, we will be transferring them to your new appointment date.
We have been continually looking at how it will be possible to safely return to work and how we can tighten the restrictions we already have in place, including possibly restructuring the studio layout to ensure we can all social distance safely. Obviously, our artists won't be able to social distance while they tattoo the client and to combat this we may increase PPE for both artists and clients, reduce the number of artists tattooing and reduce people in the studio by having appointments only, We will also all be undertaking The World Health Organisation's current Covid-19 infection control training before we return to work.
Our artists are still taking bookings and will require a non-refundable booking fee to book in. However, we will only be looking at dates from August onwards and these may also have to be rearranged if the Governments advise changes.
To enquire about booking an appointment drop us a message on our Facebook page @oldsmithytattooparlour or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the artist you'd like to book in with directly Hollie May, Bex Heath, Mick Emery or Charl Greenwood. Please be aware booking fees are non-refundable.
Check out our Lockdown Voucher Offer, buy a £100 voucher and we'll top it up to £140. We are also doing full-day sittings for £250 for new bookings if you book in during lockdown, £100 booking fee required to book as per our Booking Information.
It would be awesome if you do book in during this time as we are all self-employed, and your booking fee will greatly help us financially during these crazy times.
If you call the studio on 01538 384430 then please leave a message. Matt will be at the studio periodically so please allow a few days for him to respond.
Thank you for your cooperation, please, please follow the Governments advise and continue to social distance then we can all return to work sooner. Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands and may the force be with you!