Tuesday, June 9, 2020

We're open!


It’s all true!!  The news that you have been hearing floating around the interwebs is bang on.  As of Friday June 12th, we have been given to green light to reopen the studio as part of the Stage 2 framework for reopening the province.  So if you have been itching for some new ink, we can start accommodating you. 
Now with the exciting news of reopening also comes a slew of new changes, guidelines and procedures that will become ‘the new normal’ as per the direction of the ministry of health in Ontario.
Please read for full details……………………………………
How are we keeping you and our staff safe?
For those of you who have had the pleasure of attending our studio in the past, you know that we are already employing protocols and procedures in accordance with the local health unit.  Such as…
Contact Tracing
Individual, enclosed tattoo studios per artist
Regular Use of PPE
Thorough sanitizing of all surfaces between clients
100% disposable tattoo equipment
Independent biological monitoring of sterilization equipment
Training and certification of our artists through the Health Unit
But given the tremendous efforts made by the province and country as a whole to reduce and contain the spread of covid-19, there will be some additional changes implemented for the foreseeable future.  Such as……
We will be working by appointment only.  Not to say that we are unable to handle same day requests, but our studio shall remain closed to walk in traffic.  So please give us a call, or shoot us a message, and we will take care of you as soon as possible
Our waiting area inside the studio will also be closed off.  The procedure we must follow going forward, shall be that when you arrive for your appointment, give the shop a call, and your artist will come out to greet you once their area has been properly disinfected, and escort you directly to their personal studio space
Clients are required to mask up while they are inside the shop.  So please bring a face mask.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry, we will happily provide you one.
In order to reduce gathering, this also means... If you are not getting tattooed... You should not come in. So we cannot allow you to bring your friend’s parent’s neighbor’s former roommate with you to the appointment... We need the space to abide by proper physical distancing requirements.  If you have any concerns about being able to come alone message us and we will get you some answers.
There is no need to leave any deposits during this time, as we want to strongly encourage any client to feel free to cancel their appointment should they feel unwell in any way.  We do not want anyone to ignore possible symptoms and show up to their appointment for fear of losing a deposit.
And it should go without saying…...If you have travelled outside the country, been in contact with anyone who has been  are sick, have been sick, or are showing symptoms of covid-19 before your appointment please stay home. The personal safety of our staff, clients and community is of paramount concern.
Other than that, it is business as usual.  Feel free to contact us at any time for more information.  Stay safe, and we hope to see you all soon.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus update

Hey there tattoo fans, we know that your Facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds have been filled with coronavirus panic for weeks, and we certainly do not wish to add to the panic in any way. However we know that anxiety and tension is high in these uncertain times.
So we wish to thank our clients for your patience and support, as we navigate through this ever changing landscape.. And we want to let you know that the Neon Crab is working to ensure our approach to the outbreak of COVID-19 – and its resulting repercussions on our clients, our team members and our local community – is handled with care and consideration.
Based on the guidance of the provincial and federal governments, along with the Chief Medical Officer of Canada, the Neon Crab is temporarily closed until further notice as per the provincial order issued this morning by Premiere Doug Ford.
Again we wish to thank you for your patience during this trying time, and know that we are still here for you.  Feel free to email, or message us, and we will do our best to answer all of your questions.
Stay tuned for updates, and in the mean time be healthy, be safe, and be kind to one another.  We will get through this together.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Now the Strathroy location of the Neon Crab is in the middle of undergoing some exciting upgrades, but rest assured, all the finishing touches will be in place in time for us to bring you the Raise Your Awareness 5 Tattoo Event!! We will be tattooing semicolons all day long out of the Neon Crab Tattoo studio at 20 Front Street in Strathroy. We will be offering select semicolons at $80(+tax) from 10am-8pm!! First come - first served! While Donna Atkinson-Wilson is holding the main event over at Eastside Bar & Grill at 750 Hamilton Rd. in London during the afternoon with live music, silent auctions and door prizes.
We will be donating $20 from every tattoo that day to Keeping Kids Warm. Keeping Kids Warm aims to provide warmth for teens who have found themselves homeless by supplying handmade knitted, crocheted or loomed items such as mittens, hats, scarves, blankets, and slippers.
So come on out, get your semicolon tattoo, raise funds and awareness, and start the conversation about mental health! It should prove to be both an exciting and busy day! See you then!
for more information, check out the Keeping Kids Warm facebook page here...……https://www.facebook.com/events/808549496280312/

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing. We hope you had a great year!! We will be closed from December 22nd and reopen December 27th after the holidays!!  But fear not!  There is still time to come on in and get your last minute gift certificates for the tattoo lovers on your list.  We wish you the very warmest season's greetings, and will see you in the new year.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ink Buffet


The season everyone waits for is around the corner.
No, not Christmas, Santa is coming - but not yet.
That's right, you're getting warmer....
INK BUFFET SEASON!!!!!!
December ONLY - Artist of your Choice - Booked for the Day!
10a.m. - 8p.m. for only $500(+tax)
Our all-day-deal year round is $700 and our gift to you for the holidays is taking $200 off of that, and extending our regular day by two hours, to give you a deal you can't refuse!
Any tattoo, any size, anywhere. Colour, black and grey, sleeve, back piece, unfinished projects, or maybe you just want to show up with a couple of your friends who all want to get tattooed. Whatever you've been hoping for, but thought you could never afford. The only limit is how much you can take!
But hurry, these days are limited in quantity and book up quickly as each artist has a select amount of days available for buffets (and we have Christmas holidays during December as well). So save your nickels, $565 worth, and pop in after November 1st to book yourself an ink buffet! 
Full deposit required. ($565)
Booking begins NOVEMBER 1st!
For more details, pop on in or give us a call!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Off The Human Canvas

The upcoming "Off The Human Canvas" exhibition at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts in Sarnia is set to launch, and will feature original fine art works from Neon Crab tattoo artists. The show opens Friday September 6th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Come and hang out with the artists, share a glass of wine and join in the fun of what is sure to be an amazing event. And join Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing owner and operator Will Graham the following day from 1:00pm until 2:00pm for an open talk about tattoo art.  Admission is free to this event which kicks off September's 'First Friday' city crawl in downtown Sarnia.  For more information visit http://lawrencehouse.ca/

Monday, May 27, 2019

Upgrades!

Exciting changes are coming to the Neon Crab in Strathroy. For the next 2 weeks, we are still open, but please excuse the chaos inside, as we upgrade our facilities to serve you better. All of the changes are scheduled to be completed by Friday June 14th for our open house during the kick off of Strathroy's Hometown festival. So come on in and check out the new changes, meet the new artists (and returning artists), see the new limited edition clothing, and get yourself a new tattoo or piercing! For more information check out the Hometown festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Strathroy-Hometown-Festival-1738629103067371/