Happy Mother’s Day / Tattoo / Cold Virus

I phoned my mom to say hi and wish her a happy mother’s day. It was nice to talk to her. She’s really excited about the idea of my being there. Then again, so am I.

I’m looking up tattoo shops online. There’s a shop across the street from my house called Tat-a-rama, which one of the girls at work got a few tattoos at, but at the other location. She seems quite happy with them, though. The problem, though, is getting there early enough after work, since they’re only open til 6pm and it takes me about 45 minutes to get home from work by streetcar (only half an hour by bike) so the earliest I could get there would be 5:15 or so. I’ll have to ask if that would work for them. I’ll go in as soon as I’ve got the design to show them and find out what they have to say. Also going to check out New Tribe (two other girls at work got tats there) and ask them about stuff. If I have time, I’ll go up to Exotixxx and talk to them too. Tough to say if/when I’ll have time, though.

Adam’s caught the cold I have now. He’s kinda miserable. I understand completely, as I was also miserable. I think I’m starting to feel better, finally, although my lungs are a bit wheezy and rumbly with goo, and I’m coughing a lot. Not as sniffly/sneezy/tired anymore though. We get to sleep in tomorrow (hooray!) – I don’t have to be at work until 6pm.


  • skamp21

    May 9, 2004 at 8:04 pm

    Does Canada have safety/sanitation laws for tattoo parlors? ‘Cause the US doesn’t…

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 9, 2004 at 8:19 pm

      From this news article:

      Health Canada has guidelines to deal with prevention and control of infection in the tattoo and body piercing industry. Cities must perform inspections annually or when they receive complaints. But otherwise, it’s a self-regulated business. There is no set of federal rules, regulations, or laws to govern the industry.

      And also…

      Health Canada guidelines state that body piercers and tattoo artists must use pre-packaged, pre-sterilized disposable needles and sterile equipment. An ear-piercing gun should never be used to pierce any body part other than the ear.

      So there are guidelines, and generally it’s suggested you go to a place that someone else has already been to and recommends.