Here at Inkhaus, client confidentiality is of the utmost importance. As a tattoo and piercing studio, we have to collect some personal information from you in order to book you in for an appointment or have you consent to a procedure. This Privacy Policy details what data we collect from you within the studio and how we keep it safe.

Booking an appointment

When you book an appointment, we will take down your name and a form of contact (email address or mobile number) to allow us to contact you in the (very rare) event that we have to postpone your appointment. Our tattoo artist may also use this contact information to ask you additional questions about your tattoo design, and to send your design over to you 24 hours ahead of your appointment. We do not use this information for any other purpose and it is not shared with any other businesses or organisations. Our appointment diaries are kept in the studio in a locked drawer to keep your data safe. Any emails or texts that are sent out to you will be sent from password protected business-only laptops or business phones with two factor authentication.

Consent Forms

When you have a tattoo, piercing or body jewellery change, you are required to fill in a consent form to consent to the procedure. This is a requirement from our local authority. The information we collect includes: name, address, telephone number, age, date of birth, any medical history, GP details, and a signature to confirm that you agree to the procedure and understand any risks that may be involved. We may also take a copy of some photo ID such as a passport, driving licence, provisional licence or citizen card. For a piercing or a jewellery change, we will also note the piercing placement and jewellery size and details on the consent form. This information is not shared with any other businesses or organisations*, nor can anybody else request to see the information on your form. It is kept in the studio in a locked filing cabinet. We only use this information to confirm your consent and we do not use your contact details to advertise to you in any way. We do not add personal information about our clients to any databases or spreadsheets, even just for use within the studio.

*Stockton Borough Council could request the right to access all tattoo and piercing studio’s consent forms within their remit in the event of a problem, but this would be very rare. If you would like some more information on the instances in which this could occur, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You have the right at any time to know what personal information we hold. If you would like to view, amend or delete this information, please contact us at: info@inkhaus.co.uk.