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No inkling of phase or timetable for tattoo parlors

Posted at 5:38 PM, May 28, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The full rollout of Phase 2 in other regions could serve as the primary indicator for tattoo and piercing parlors all over Western New York. There's still confusion throughout the industry regarding which phase they fall into.

"We're kind of in the dark, and it's difficult to keep my artists up with the proper information, and telling our clients, and rescheduling," Crucible Art Collective owner Taylor Heald said. "It's just tough."

Once tattoo parlors get their chance, however, they won't need to make quite as many changes as other businesses. The guidelines already laid out include sanitizing, disinfecting, and the use of gloves.

"We have a strict code of laws that we have to follow in order to tattoo safely in Erie County," Heald said. "The biggest change is that we'll have to wear masks. And our front waiting area will have to have six feet markers."

The Lieutenant Governor's office did not confirm Thursday what phase tattoo and piercing parlors will fall into.