Safe Reopening of the Body Modification Industry in Manitoba

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The events of the past year have shown all of us in the body art community how little is understood about our profession and how quickly our businesses and livelihoods can be jeopardized.

We have now had ample time to draft protocols, implement them and ensure that we are able to operate safely and break the chain of transmission when the virus is encountered.

Manitoba body art businesses have implemented new protocols to ensure we are able to resume services and operate safely. With new screening protocols, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, occupancy limitations and the use of mask. We are doing everything we can to ensure getting a tattoo or piercing is safer than ever before. 

We have always put the health and safety of our staff and community first.

Often people cite prolongued interactions or exposure time as the risk. How is it safe for our children to put on a fabric mask, walk to the end of the driveway and get on a school bus with children from 50 other households? How is it safe for them to go to class with another 24 students from other households and sit there for 6 hours, if interactions in our studios are considered unsafe.  

All licensed Body Art studios in Manitoba have ample hand washing stations, public sanitization equipment, education in cross-contamination, and awareness of a basic micro biology to ensure public safety.

The constant contradiction in policy and orders from the government have been difficult for us small businesses to manage and integrate, but our consideration for public safety had made us step up to these challenges and protocols respectfully.

We are the people following fundamentals and we are community ambassadors reinforcing them in others. We are the people doing what is right. We are leading by example.

Enough is enough.

We have submitted plans to the province and we are ready and prepared to resume services safely through this pandemic. 

Please sign and share this petition in support . 

Sincerely 

Manitoba Body Art Association