Denver tattoo artist and Colorado native, Nate Stephens, repositioned his drawing and sketching abilities throughout COVID-19. Identified for his daring use of pigment, consideration to element and complicated designs, Stephens is the definition of a real creator. As a substitute of focusing his abilities on pores and skin, he repurposed his tattoo expertise into t-shirt design to offer for his household and assist Colorado residents all of the whereas donating earnings to native and statewide charities.
As an artist at Marion Street Tattoo, Stephens stopped servicing shoppers in early March. From there, he started designing t-shirts on the market, and centered on paying homage to frontline staff, kids in hospitals and restaurant staff. “I made a decision to strategy the t shirt designs utilizing COVID-19 as my material in an try and seize the present temper of the world,” Stephens mentioned. Following the sale of his frontline and kids’s designs, Stephens donated 20% of whole gross sales to the Denver Heath Basis COVID19 Pressing Reduction Fund and the Kids’s Hospital of Colorado. “So far we’ve raised $4,124 for the Denver Well being Basis and offered 650 Frontline Warrior T Shirts.”
Now, Stephen’s latest t-shirt design represents restaurant staff the place 20% of whole gross sales will go in direction of the Colorado Restaurant Basis’s Angel Reduction Fund. “Because the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to stretch longer and longer into springtime, it’s turn into ever extra obvious that restaurant staff throughout the globe will likely be feeling the financial pinch for a lot of weeks, or months, to return,” Stephens famous. “Eating places and meals service are the material of America’s financial system and we have to assist as a lot as we are able to as they proceed to really feel the brunt of this financial storm.”
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Photographs supplied by Nate Stephens.