PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLIENTS RECEIVING SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
1. For the time being, we will be operating by appointment only, so please be patient, and we will try our best to accommodate everyone in the best, most timely way possible. It may or may not be possible to get a “same-day” appointment, depending on our schedules. Any exception to the appointment requirement will be on a case by case basis, will depend on circumstances, and will be strictly up to the artists.
2. In order to set an appointment for a consultation or a tattoo/piercing procedure, you must first call in for a pre-screening. When the pre-screening is complete, we will determine how soon we can set an appointment for you based on your answers to the pre-screening questions.
3. When you come for your appointment...
-- you are NOT allowed to bring anyone with you who is not actually getting work done (no tag-alongs). THIS INCLUDES YOUR CHILDREN. NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE WITH YOU!! The only exception to this rule is if your child is the one getting the procedure, such as ear piercings.
-- you will be required to wear a mask while inside the shop, as will the staff members, so be sure to bring one with you (we will NOT be providing masks). No mask?... No tattoo, no piercing.
-- upon entering the shop, you will be required to go straight to the restroom and properly wash your hands and fore-arms for at least 30 seconds. Be aware that we will watch you do this and possibly tell you how to do this properly if we see that you are not being effective in your hand-washing technique.
-- you will not be able to sit on the furniture in any of the waiting areas (we have it taped off), and we need you to keep your hands, body parts, clothing and any personal belongings to yourself as much as possible. If it’s not absolutely necessary for you to touch it, then please don’t. Please only bring ID, Cash for tattoo and cell phone into shop! Cell phones must be kept on your person at all times. Because you have an appointment, your waiting-time should be minimal, probably just a few minutes while we set up for your procedure. If we see that your procedure is going to be delayed for some reason, we will try to contact you ahead of time and shift your appointment time accordingly. In the case that you are already at the shop and your procedure gets delayed significantly, you may be kindly asked to wait outside, or in your car if you’d prefer, and we will come out and get you when it’s time. In a worse case, we could possibly reschedule your appointment for another day/time. -- you will be expected to practice social distancing... that is, to keep at least 6 feet apart from anyone other than your specific tattoo artist or piercer for the duration of the visit.
Please understand that these requirements are being implemented in an effort not only to keep our staff safe and healthy, but also to keep you and all our clients safe and healthy as well. We are aware that these things aren’t convenient, to say the least, and can be down right annoying and unpleasant. We ask you to keep in mind that what we do requires us to be in direct physical contact with our clients, which means the risk of viral spread, should it be present, is pretty high. Therefore, we MUST take every precaution to try to keep it out of the shop, and also try to prevent spread from anyone who may be carrying it without knowing. Thanks for your help in keeping our shop safe!!
1.Do you have, or have you had, a fever in the last 14 days?
2.Do you have, or have you had in the last 14 days, any other symptoms that could be related to Covid-19, such as sore throat, coughing, sneezing, breathing problems/shortness of breath, or a general feeling of being unwell?
3.In the last 14 days have you been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19?
4.In the last 14 days have you been exposed to anyone who has had symptoms possibly related to Covid-19, such as fever, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, breathing problems/shortness of breath, or a general feeling of being unwell?
5.In the last 14 days, have you been exposed to anyone who has been exposed to someone else who tested positive for Covid-19?
6.Have you traveled out of state in the last 14 days? Where?
7.In the last 14 days, have you done any traveling by mass transport, such as plane, train, or bus?
8.In the last 14 days, have you attended any gatherings of 10 or more people?
9.In the last 14 days, have you been exposed to ANY situation in which you think there’s at least a fair (or better) chance you could have been exposed to Covid-19, regardless of whether you currently have symptoms or not?
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, WE CAN'T SET YOU AN APPOINTMENT ANY EARLIER THAN 14 DAYS FROM THE DATE THE POSSIBLE EXPOSURE OCCURRED. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS SCREENING IS PARAMOUNT IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, SO WE ARE RELYING ON EVERYONE TO BE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AND BE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL WHEN ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS. SO PLEASE... IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS IS YES, THEN PLEASE BE HONEST AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO SET YOU AN APPOINTMENT FOR A DAY AND TIME AFTER YOUR 14 DAY WAITING PERIOD IS UP. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP OUR SHOP SAFE!!
Firehouse tattoo has been serving the New Bern area since 2011. We take pride in work and our longevity has proven it.
Whether you are looking for traditional or new school, polynesian or biomechanical, cover-ups or rework, we are here to satisfy all of your tattoo and body piercing needs. We guarantee our work so touch ups are free.
Robert has been tattooing at our shop for several years. He has a wide range of skills and is adept at a variety of work. Robert's preference is complex and detail work. he also enjoys high contrast black and grey, watercolor, traditional, and new school. Robert is also an exceptional artist with pen and paper; because of that he likes working with clients looking for custom tattoo work.
Dave has been tattooing for 15 years and his work is exceptional in most styles. While his preference is in the black-and-grey realm, he also does American Traditional and modern color-work. His meticulous attention to outlines, shading and detail makes him an excellent choice for lettering, many forms of tribal, lace, mandalas, geometric
Dave has been tattooing for 15 years and his work is exceptional in most styles. While his preference is in the black-and-grey realm, he also does American Traditional and modern color-work. His meticulous attention to outlines, shading and detail makes him an excellent choice for lettering, many forms of tribal, lace, mandalas, geometrics, or any detailed piece where good line-work and/or shading is a must.
Kelli has been our body piercer for over four years. She is skilled with all types of piercings; standard body piercings, dermals, and exotics. She carries a variety of jewelry including surgical steel, titanium, and hypoallergenic. Kelli is our newest tattoo artist. She enjoys doing a multitude of tattoo styles such as abstract illustrations and characterizations.