WEST BABYLON, NY —Babylon Village artist Chris Mason has been combining his creative capability with tattooing for seven years at his West Islip store Live Wire Arts. Mason’s sensible tattoo work has confirmed so widespread that he is opened a second tattoo parlor in West Babylon at 25 Brookvale Ave. Beacon Tattoo opened final Friday within the strip mall anchored by music store Looney Tunes.
Chris and his spouse Juliette Mason opened Stay Wire Arts after pursuing effective arts across the nation, and finally settling again house in Babylon Village. Chris Mason began tattooing whereas finding out illustration at Parsons, and likewise labored as an expert muralist and sculptor. Juliette Mason tells Patch that the couple determined to take a leap and open the tattoo store after a sequence of life-altering occasions.
“After we had been married, and I had a full time place as an artwork trainer, my tenure yr was the yr of Hurricane Sandy, and I came upon I used to be pregnant with our twins and likewise getting excessed resulting from funds cuts. That summer time our first house was burglarized, and we moved in with household whereas I used to be on partial mattress relaxation. We had been at a crossroads,” she stated.
However the store acquired so busy Mason ended up hiring three different tattoo artists, who all have illustration backgrounds and may create customized tattoo paintings for purchasers. Even because the coronavirus pandemic supplied new challenges, Juliette Mason says they knew they wanted to broaden, not simply because enterprise was so busy, she stated, however so Chris could be nearer to his younger household.
“Over seven years in the past we scouted this spot, and simply missed out on it, so after we noticed the chance this time, we needed to leap once more. We now have additionally all the time been upfront with our purchasers about how we put household first. It has all the time been a precedence to us to have Chris close by and have the ability to run house, and maintain cheap hours so he could make bedtime with our children most nights,” she defined.
Mason and the opposite Beacon Tattoo artists have added extra security measures to function throughout the pandemic. Along with having all the time used disposable tattoo tools, which reduces the danger of blood pathogens, the store is utilizing UV wands to sanitize surfaces and objects and within the circulation techniques. Temperature checks are a a lot and walk-in appointments have been changed by same-day service.