PUBLISHED: 10:40 30 October 2020 | UPDATED: 10:40 30 October 2020
For one unbiased tattoo studio in Ely, issues haven’t modified an excessive amount of as a result of “it’s such a sterile setting” – and, if something, they’ve seen an sudden improve within the variety of bookings.
Steve Tucker, studio supervisor of Nearly Angels Tattoo Household, mentioned that whereas the four-and-a-half-month closure was laborious – “we needed to maintain the studio working within the background; emails needed to be answered” – the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown haven’t had an excessive amount of of a destructive impression.
“I did assume that, with everybody getting back from furlough, it will be laborious by way of money move.”
However, truly, it’s been the alternative – “with everybody staying at residence, and possibly not happening vacation overseas, they’ve acquired cash to spend,” he added.
Though the enterprise did make use of the federal government scheme “as a result of rents and every thing nonetheless need to be paid; it acquired a little bit bit furry at occasions”, for the interval that their doorways remained closed “we have been okay as a result of we’re fairly a longtime enterprise”.
When requested if he has any considerations going forward, Steve replied “none in any respect”.
And that’s largely right down to the truth that the tattoo studio is such a sterile place.
“As a result of we’re such a clear setting, it hasn’t had that a lot of an impression within the studio.
“We all the time have been and all the time can be,” he added, saying that the one distinction the staff have observed has been the face masks.
“And we check everyone as they arrive in for his or her temperature, and ensure fingers are sanitised.”
The worst factor, he mentioned, was having to inform clients who had booked months upfront that we would have liked to vary their appointments.
“It was horrible, however all our clients have been so accommodating.
“They knew it was out of our fingers and that we might solely do what we might do.”
Seeking to the longer term, he thinks it’s only a case of adapting to the brand new regular.
“I do assume we’ve acquired to get used to it and simply get on it with it now.”
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