Coming to Toronto: Health Educators, Inc.


This weekend, David Vidra will be making his triumphant return to Toronto as Health Educators rolls into town to give the famous Bloodborne Pathogens and Sterilization workshops! Information for each is below. Space is limited and walk-ins cannot be guaranteed, so please pre-register! E-mail David for registration information.

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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS & THE PRINCIPLES OF
INFECTION CONTROL FOR MODIFICATION PRACTITIONERS

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2009

TIME: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
(Registration begins at 10:00am)

WHERE: 1 Hook Ave.

Bloodborne Pathogens & Principles of Infection Control for Modification Practitioners is by far the most comprehensive industry-specific bloodborne pathogens training course available for Traditional Tattoo Artists, Cosmetic Tattoo Artists & Professional Body Piercers. This course is compliant with the federal Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) & Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). It features comprehensive updates on the very latest changes in health & safety regulations as they apply to the modification industry, with training in solid, industry-specific solutions for maintaining compliance within a modification studio environment.

The Bloodborne Pathogens & Principles of Infection Control for Modification Practitioners course is being offered at a special convention rate of $150.00 per person if pre-registered or $175.00 at the door. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required per person at the time of registration. Full payment & deposits can be paid via money order, certified check, or credit card. Price includes all course materials, copies of industry-specific OSHA interpretations, free product samples & a certificate of training valid for one year. Course Space is limited! Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure availability. Pre-registered participants receive the discounted rate & are guaranteed course space & materials; all others are welcome on a first-come-first-serve basis, as availability allows. Lodging is not included, but a morning coffee service and a late, light lunch will be provided.

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STERILIZATION FROM START TO FINISH
FOR MODIFICATION PRACTITIONERS

WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2009

TIME: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
(Registration begins at 10:00am)

WHERE: 1 Hook Ave.

Sterilization from Start to Finish is a hands-on workshop that examines the theory behind cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization. This course takes an in-depth look at the many factors affecting sterilization including equipment processing, packaging, monitoring, troubleshooting, equipment storage, documentation, and quality control practices. Sterilization from Start to Finish is by far the most comprehensive industry-specific sterilization training course available for Traditional Tattoo Artists, Cosmetic Tattoo Artists & Professional Body Piercers.

The Sterilization from Start to Finish course is $200.00 per person for the Sterilization course only. OR $250.00 per person for BOTH the Bloodborne Pathogens course on Sunday, March 8th AND Sterilization course on Monday, March 9th (that’s $100 SAVINGS!!). A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required per person at the time of registration. Full payment & deposits can be paid via money order, certified check, or credit card. Price includes all course materials, free product samples & a certificate of training. Course Space is limited! Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure availability. Pre-registered participants receive the discounted rate & are guaranteed course space & materials; all others are welcome on a first-come-first-serve basis, as availability allows. Lodging is not included, but a morning coffee service and a late, light lunch will be provided.

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention — Official Flyer


I know we’ve been talking about the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts convention a whole lot lately, but it’s with good reason: This is really shaping up to be an incredible event that should be a huge “get-there” moment for a lot of people in the community. To say nothing of the stellar scarification artist lineup and BME’s own presence there, as that poster shows, this is just going to be a lot of fun with some really great performances. (Plus, there’s always a good chance that an all-out brawl will develop with the Suicide Girls/God’s Girls/Burning Angel trifecta, and as far as the live painting goes, I’ve heard good things about those Shawn Barber and Kim Saigh kids.)

As well, there is still space available for people/shops/etc. looking for booths. Visiting the convention’s web site for details, or call Troy at 215-882-1362.

Valentine’s Specials at Sacred Tattoo


Hey, our friends at Sacred Tattoo are practically giving away romantic/bitter/vaguely erotic (?!) tattoos tomorrow! Valentine’s Day + crippling recession = deals.

That is correct! For one day only, Sacred Tattoo is offering a deal that is too good to be true. We created a special set of flash with a love theme that starts at $20! The designs are traditional, funky, perverted, and bitter. (Brass knuckles that says “Love Hurts,” heart-shaped skull & crossbones, and even a “Thinking of you” condom tattoo.

We will also be doing name tattoos starting at 20 bucks!!!

This will be first come, first served so be sure to come early. The shop opens at noon and closes at 8pm. Some restrictions apply. Feel free to give the shop a call with any questions.