Q: Why can't my friend come with me into the piercing or tattoo room?
Toronto Public Health has strongly suggested it is unsafe to allow any person to accompany an individual who is receiving work in the tattoo or piercing environment. Often, individuals who are allowed into the work environment become a hazard to you the customer and themselves, as they are unaware of how to behave (ex. what is safe to touch, where to stand/sit, etc.). Also, friends tend to become a huge distraction to the client and the artist, and do not allow the artist to properly focus their attention on the client and the work at hand.