Blog By M. Mitera

 

Being in sync with the times is incredibly important, especially now in 2018. Everything is lightning fast and people carry small computers in their pockets. Looking something up takes mere seconds and communications between people on opposite sides of the planet are instantaneous. Because of all of these super fast devices, a lot of people expect most things to be digitized. Having important documents so readily available is awesome and here at Spider-Bite Piercing & Tattoo Angus, we decided that your release forms should be in this format as well. So we would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce our new release waiver system! 

Recently, it came to our attention that there was an app in the iTunes store that would provide release forms for tattooing and piercing shops. This app could be run on an iPad and boasted that it drastically cut down on time, paper use, and filing headaches. TRF/PRF (Tattoo/Piercing Release Forms) is an app built for shops that provides an easy to use template that clients can fill out quickly and easily. The app is beautifully set up, prompting you (the client) the whole way through the form. It asks when the last time you ate was, what allergies you may have, any medications that you’re taking, and goes through the legal clauses that are in place in New Hampshire. All of these steps are incredibly important, for both client and artist alike!

Are you a regular client of ours? Do you sometimes not have your ID on you? In the past, we had to turn away regular customers if they didn’t have their ID on them for some reason. State law requires that we have their ID on each new piece of paperwork that they fill out. Thanks to this new app that we’ve put in the shop, you no longer need to have your ID on you (as long as your current one is still valid of course). The app keeps a photo of your ID on file so that the next time you come in, all you have to do is type in your name, double check your information, sign the form, and you’re good to go! It’s so easy, a child could do it! This new system will also cut down on the time clients spend at the front counter. Once they’ve visited our shop once, the app hangs on to their information so the form only needs to be filled out once. Changes can be made if a client moves or gets a new phone number. There’s even an option to take a new ID photo! Plus the fact that the app emails the client a copy of the waiver is very helpful so that clients know exactly how long it’s been since their appointment and they can keep the waiver on file for their own personal records!

We want our shop to run efficiently and easily. By putting this new system in to place, we hope to not only make things easier on us (the state requires that we hang on to release forms for seven years! That’s a lot of paper!) but on clients as well! Having a digital release form is a huge step in a technologically advanced direction and we’re very happy to be heading that way! We can’t wait to introduce the other changes that are happening at our shop and if you haven’t stopped in to see us yet, we definitely recommend that you do! With six tattoo artists, three piercers, and a great team of desk staff, the goal of Spider-Bite Piercing & Tattoo Angus is to provide you with the most comfortable/easy/enjoyable body modification experience. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the shop or swing by!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at piercingsbymorgan@gmail.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.