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Tattoo Forms and Waivers Required for Clients

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Written by Andrea Miller

Between 2016 and 2021, the market size of the tattoo industry has grown by 3.1% per year. In addition, it’s expected to increase by 6.6% in 2021 alone!

As tattoos have become more mainstream, you might’ve already noticed that this is quite a lucrative career. Plus, you can express your creative side, so getting into the tattoo industry is a win-win.

But as with any business, there’s paperwork you have to deal with. You must have tattoo forms for your customers so you’re compliant with various laws.

If this has you worried about roadblocks in opening your new tattoo parlor, don’t be. We’re here to explain what you need and how we at Daysmart Body Art can help!

The Tattoo Forms You Need

First, let’s start with a list of the forms you’ll need to provide your customers. They will ensure that you’ve dotted all your i’s and crossed all your t’s.

Tattoo Consent Form

This is one of the most important forms a customer can sign. It might seem obvious that they want a tattoo at the time, but you never know if they’ll turn around and say they didn’t actually want it.

To cover your business, you need to have every customer sign a tattoo consent form. This will tell them everything they need to know about health and safety concerns, regarding both the tattoo itself and your tattoo parlor. By signing this form, they indicate that they’re fully informed of these risks and that they accept them.

You’ll also need tattoo consent forms for minors in some cases. This is pretty similar to a regular consent form, except the minor will need their parent or legal guardian to sign off on the tattoo as well.

Tattoo Release and Waiver Form

Customers will also have to sign a tattoo release form, or tattoo waiver form. They’ll answer a series of questions with either “yes” or “no”. The purpose of this form is to make sure that your business isn’t liable for any damages that might occur after the clients have left the premises.

For example, if your tattoo artists give them clear instructions on aftercare, but a client ignores them, they can’t turn around and sue you if their tattoo becomes infected.

On this release and waiver form, customers will confirm any health conditions they might have, such as pregnancy, hepatitis, allergies, etc. They’ll also answer whether they’ve consumed alcohol, food, or anticoagulants in the last 24 hours. This is to ensure that they’re in good health and that they’re physically ok to proceed with a tattoo.

All of these questions will remain confidential. Answering “yes” to any of the questions won’t necessarily prevent the clients from getting a tattoo, but the information will allow you to adjust your services so they get a tattoo as safely as possible.

Customers will also confirm they’re over the legal age to get a tattoo. If not, then they’ll have their parent or guardian confirm their age on the form.

Body Piercing Form

Many tattoo parlors also have piercers on-site. If this sounds like your business, then you’ll need body piercing forms as well.

This form is very similar to the tattoo ones. Basically, clients will confirm that they want to get a piercing and are aware of the risks involved. They’ll also answer some questions on their medical history so your piercers are confident that their clients are in good shape to go ahead with a piercing.

How Daysmart Can Help

As you can see, there are quite a few forms you’ll need to provide your customers. Not only will you need to come up with the text for the forms, but you’ll also have to print them out, hand them to each client, then file these papers away safely.

All the above might not sound like much work, but when you open your business and you’re overflowing with customers, just handling 1 person’s paperwork can be overwhelming. This can be especially true if you don’t have a receptionist either.

This is where Daysmart comes in. Our solution allows you to create forms easily and quickly, as it has a form builder.

You can then send these forms to your clients through either email or text, which means they can fill them in before their appointments. This cuts down on how often you’ll have to handle paperwork on the fly.

Even if you have walk-ins, you can just hand your iPad to them so they can fill out the forms and give e-signatures. When they’re done, the paperwork will automatically be “filed” on the Daysmart platform.

That’s not all either! Some of Daysmart Body Art’s features include:

  • Scheduling from anywhere (so long as you have an internet connection)
  • Business performance monitoring
  • Integrated credit card processing
  • Client management
  • Commission tracking
  • Targeted marketing campaigns
  • Loyalty program

As you can see, we offer a software solution that’ll significantly cut down on administration work!

Have the Right Tattoo Forms for Your Customers

Now you know all about the tattoo forms you need to provide for your customers to ensure that your business is in order. You’ve also just seen what our solution can do for you!

With our product, not only will you get digital tattoo forms, but you’ll also enjoy easier scheduling, business performance monitoring, integrated credit card processing, and more. We’ll help you optimize your business processes and free up time so you can focus on doing what you love most!

Are you ready to see what Daysmart has to offer you? Then try our solution for free now! If you like what you see, we have several subscription packages available to choose from.