PARADISE TATTOO GATHERING LIABILITY RELEASE FORM & GENERAL INFORMATION
  • I, DO FOR MYSELF, DO HEREBY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS THE TATTOO GATHERING LLC. AND THE HOTEL IN WHICH THE EVENT IS HELD AND THE DIRECTORS, AGENTS, SERVANTS, CONTRACTORS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, OR DEMANDS FOR PERSONAL INJURY SICKNESS OR DEATH, AS WELL AS PROPERTY DAMAGES AND EXPENSES, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY THE UNDERSIGNED THAT OCCUR WHILE SAID IS PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT. FURTHERMORE, I HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, SICKNESS, DEATH, DAMAGE AND EXPENSE AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT.
  • I AGREE TO EXAMINE AND FOLLOW ALL PERTINENT LAWS, STATUTES, ORDINANCES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS AND LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE OF PATENTED, TRADEMARKED, COPYRIGHTED OR SERVE MARK MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, PROCESSES OR CREATIVE RIGHTS.
  • ONLY THETATTOO GATHERING WILL DISPLAY, LICENSE, SELL AND MERCHANDISE ALL EVENT ITEMS. TATTOO GATHERING HAS THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF ALL DISPLAYS, PROMOTIONS, SALES, OR MERCHANDISING OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PRESENTED BY ME. ANY OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE DISAPPROVED OF BY THE TATTOO GATHERING WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES AND MAY BE EXPELLED FROM THE EVENT.
  • ILLEGAL DRUGS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, WEAPONS, AND RACIALLY OR SEXUALLY OFFENSIVE MERCHANDISE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT.
  • I CANNOT SELL, GIVE OR OFFER FOR SALE ANY PICTURES OR ACCOUNTING OF THIS EVENT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF TATTOO GATHERING LLC. THIS INCLUDES ANY INTERVIEWS OR PHOTO SESSIONS NOT SUPPLIED BY THE TATTOO GATHERING.
  • I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL TAXABLE SALES OF SERVICES OR PRODUCTS SOLD AT THIS EVENT.
  • TATTOO GATHERING LLC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE LICENSE/CONTRACT GRANTED BY THIS AGREEMENT FOR GOOD CAUSE AND IN SAID EVENT, I AGREE TO WAIVE AND FOREGO ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES AND RECOURSE OF ANY KIND. ENTER THE TATTOO GATHERING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.
  • BE SURE TO FILL OUT EVERY LINE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM INCLUDING YOUR WEBSITE, EVERY ATTENDING ARTISTS NAME, AND ALL CONTACT INFO FOR REVIEW, INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
  • YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECIEVE A BOOTH AT THE FESTIVAL, BUT RATHER ALLOWS TATTOO GATHERING TO VIEW YOUR STUDIO AND THEIR WORK.
  • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS & BASIC FIRST AID/CPR TRAINING RECORDS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TATTOO AT THE TATTOO GATHERING! THE BOARD OF HEALTH REQUIRES THAT ALL WORKING TATTOO ARTISTS COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES AND HAVE ALL TRAINING RECORDS.
  • YOU MUST ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE OR ONLINE GALLERY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A BOOTH, NO EXCEPTIONS !
  • PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION PER STUDIO/ ARTIST FOR REVIEW, PERSISTENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE IGNORED.
  • YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR YOUR SUBMISSION, HOWEVER YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED, YOU WILL HAVE 30 DAYS TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE BOOTH PAYMENT. IF BOOTH PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED, YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE ATTENDING ARTIST LIST. REAPPLICATION IS NOT AN OPTION.
  • BY ENTERING THE TATTOO GATHERING, YOU AGREE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEO TAPED AND RECORDED FOR ANY AND ALL ADVERTISING AND FUTURE TATTOO GATHERING MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS.
  • NO SMOKING IN CONVENTION HALL, OR HOTEL
  • NO ALCOHOL OR FOOD ALLOWED IN BOOTHS
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS ON TATTOO ARTISTS TABLES, PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTISTS PORTFOLIOS AND DON’T GET FOOD ON OR SPILL YOUR DRINKS ON THE ARTISTS PROPERTIES.
  • INFANTS MUST BE CARRIED, PLEASE NO STROLLERS DUE TO HEAVY TRAFFIC CONGESTION.
  • MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.
  • TATTOO GATHERING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ENTRANCE TO ANYONE.
  • TATTOO GATHERING RESERVES THE RIGHT FOR EXPULSION FROM THE CONVENTION AT ANY TIME OR FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT REFUND
  • ATTENDEES MUST WEAR WRISTBANDS AT ALL TIMES, NO WRISTBAND=NO ENTRY. NEVER SHARE WRISTBANDS WITH ANYONE, THIS WILL BE CAUSE FOR EXPULSION.
  • PRESS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR TV & RADIO STATIONS, NEWSPAPERS, AND INDUSTRY MAGAZINES ONLY. NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS ALLOWED WITHOUT A PRESS PASS!
  • NO SOLICITING! NO HANDING-OUT FLIERS, POSTCARDS, OR BUSINESS CARDS ANYWHERE INSIDE THE SHOW OR ANYWHERE WITHIN THE CONVENTION AREA.
  • VIOLATORS OF ADMISSION RULES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GATHERING WITHOUT REFUND.
  • WE’RE ALL AT THE TATTOO GATHERING AS A FAMILY OF THE FLESH, LEAVE YOUR ATTITUDES AT THE DOOR AND TREAT EACH OTHER AS ONE! THIS GATHERING THRIVES ON GOOD TIMES, INCREDIBLE ART AND GREAT PEOPLE!
  • ALL ATTENDING ARTISTS MUST ABIDE BY ALL LOCAL HEALTH REGULATIONS. THESE REGULATIONS ARE BASIC AND PRETTY CONSISTENT TO THE HEALTH REGULATIONS IN MANY OTHER STATES:
  • BOARD OF HEALTH FORMS & FEE’S MUST BE COMPLETED AND PAID PRIOR TO WORKING AS WELL AS THE REQUIRED FORM TURNED INTO THE BOARD OF HEALTH. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PART OF ALLOWING YOU TO TATTOO AT THE GATHERING!
  • HERE’S A LINK TO THE REQUIRED FORM:: HTTP://WWW.TATTOOGATHERING.COM/FORMS/2008.HTML
  • ARTISTS NEED TO BRING PROOF OF PRACTICE INSURANCE FOR BOARD OF HEALTH INSPECTIONS IF YOU HAVE IT.
  • ARTISTS/STUDIOS NEED TO PAY TEMPORARY LICENSING FEE’S WITH THE HANCOCK BOARD OF HEALTH.
  • BE IN YOUR BOOTH WHEN THE GATES OPEN EVERYDAY OF THE FEST!! DO NOT STUMBLE INTO YOUR BOOTH LATE AFTER THE DOORS HAVE OPENED FOR THE DAY!! THIS WILL WEIGH HEAVILY ON YOUR RETURN TO TATTOO GATHERINGS!
  • DO NOT BREAK DOWN YOUR BOOTH EARLY SUNDAY OF THE TATTOO GATHERING UNTIL THE SHOW HAS COMPLETELY ENDED. IT IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL TO THE ATTENDEES AND FELLOW ARTISTS AT THE GATHERING TO BREAK YOUR BOOTH DOWN EARLY!!!
  • ARTISTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK LATE TO FINISH UP TATTOOS IN PROGRESS, PERMITTING ONLY THE ARTIST AND CLIENT ARE PRESENT FOR THE DURATION OF THE SESSION. SUNDAY EXCLUDED.
  • GLOVES MUST BE WORN WHEN TATTOOING A CLIENT AT ALL TIMES.
  • SHARPS CONTAINERS MUST BE USED. EACH BOOTH WILL HAVE A COMPLIMENTARY SHARPS CONTAINER PROVIDED. READ ABOVE NEEDLE AGREEMENT BELOW.
  • ALL NEEDLES & RAZORS MUST BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF INTO THE SHARPS CONTAINERS PROVIDED AT YOUR BOOTH. THERE WILL BE A $25 HAZARDOUS WASTE CHARGE IF CONTAINERS ARE NOT PROPERLY CLOSED AND SEALED, OR IF ANY LOOSE NEEDLES ARE FOUND IN THE PREMISES OF YOUR BOOTH.
  • PRE-PACKAGED, STERILE INSTRUMENTS MUST BE USED DURING ALL TATTOOING PROCEDURES.
  • BE SURE TO BRING ENOUGH TUBES AND INSTRUMENTS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE BUSY WEEKEND.
  • ANYONE CAUGHT SCRUBBING TUBES IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS OR HOTEL ROOMS WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF MASS HEALTH CODES AND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE GATHERING AND IT'S PREMISES. BE SMART-BE SAFE!
  • TWO AUTOCLAVES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ARTISTS TO USE. BE SURE TO BRING AN OVER ABUNDANCE OF TUBES SO THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO RELY ON AUTOCLAVING DURING THE GATHERING!
  • ARTISTS AND PIERCERS WHO ARE TATTOOING OR PIERCING PRIVATE AREAS (NIPPLES AND GENITALS) MUST HAVE AN ENCLOSED/PRIVATE AREA TO DO THIS IN.
  • ARTIST MUST COMPLY WITH ALL NEEDLE AGREEMENTS, CARE INSTRUCTIONS AND CLIENT RELEASE FORMS.
  • ARTISTS MUST INFORM ALL CLIENTS IN REGARDS TO HOW TO HEAL THEIR NEW TATTOOS.
  • ARTISTS MUST BANDAGE ALL NEW TATTOOS WITH LAPCLOTHS OR DRYLOCK MATERIALS ONLY. NO SARAN WRAP!
  • THE VENUE HAS ASKED THAT NO PRIVATE AREAS BE VISIBLE WHILE ON THE BALLROOM FLOOR, IMPROPER EXPOSURE WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN TATTOO BOOTHS.
  • NO SMOKING IN TATTOO BOOTHS OR ANYWHERE INSIDE.
  • TATTOO GATHERING IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ARTISTS TAXES.
  • THURSDAY EARLY ARTISTS SET UP WILL BE FROM 5-7P.M. IN THE RESORT. THIS GIVES ARTISTS A CHANCE TO PARTIALLY SETUP PRIOR TO THE GATHERING.
  • ARTIST / PUBLIC MEET & GREET WILL BE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER ARTIST EARLY SET UP. THIS WILL GIVE TATTOO GATHERING ARTISTS THE CHANCE TO MEET NEW CLIENTS,SET APPTS. AND MEET ARTISTS
  • ALL TATTOO NEEDLES MUST BE DISPOSED OF IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE INTO THE REGULATED SHARPS CONTAINER THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR YOU. THE ENTIRE NEEDLE/NEEDLE-BAR CONFIGURATION MUST BE DISPOSED OF AS A SINGLE-UNIT. DO NOT BREAK, BEND, OR REMOVE THE NEEDLE CONFIGURATION FROM THE BAR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. TO DO SO IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.
  • DISPOSABLE RAZORS MUST ALSO BE DISPOSED OF DIRECTLY INTO THE SHARPS CONTAINER. DO NOT DISPOSE OF RAZORS INTO THE GENERAL TRASH. DO NOT BREAK, BEND, REMOVE, OR RE-CAP THE HEAD OF THE RAZOR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. TO DO SO IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.
  • ALL SHARPS CONTAINERS MUST BE MAINTAINED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION THROUGHOUT USE.
  • DO NOT ALLOW THE SHARPS CONTAINER TO OVERFILL. IF A REPLACEMENT IS NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT GABE RIPLEY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED STAFF MEMBER.
  • UPON REACHING THE “FILL” LINE, CLOSE & LOCK SHARPS CONTAINER LID. SEAL WITH DUCT TAPE OR ANY SEALABLE TAPE.
  • AT THE END OF THE SHOW, CLOSE & LOCK SHARPS CONTAINER LID. SEAL WITH DUCT TAPE.
  • CLEANING CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS OR PRIVATE HOTEL ROOMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED! ANYONE DISCOVERED RINSING, SCRUBBING, OR CLEANING CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT ON HOTEL/CONVENTION CENTER GROUNDS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE GABE OR OTHER AUTHORIZED HTATTOO GATHERING REPRESENTATIVE. BY READING THIS DOCUMENT, I AGREE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE PROTOCOL FOR CONTAMINATED SHARPS AND REGULATED WASTE DISPOSAL. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I CHOOSE NOT TO ADHERE TO PROTOCOL THAT I WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SHOW AND I WILL BE HELD LEGALLY LIABLE FOR ANY INSTANCE OR CIRCUMSTANCE THAT MAY ARISE FROM MY DECISION NOT TO FOLLOW THE OUTLINED PROTOCOL.