TORRINGTON – Torrington residents searching for some ink will now need to look no additional than 310 East Valley Highway the place BadDreams & Robots opened for enterprise on Nov. 3.
Sean Pettus moved to Torrington from Cody in July to open a tattoo and physique piercing store. Pettus’ enterprise is Torrington’s solely tattoo store proper now, and the neighborhood has been supportive, he mentioned.
“We’ve met plenty of actually cool individuals, everyone desires to assist,” Pettus mentioned. “This neighborhood could be very tight-knit. I’ve by no means had this type of help wherever.”
Tattoo artist Cody Polvado can be new to the neighborhood, from North Carolina. He and Pettus mentioned opening through the coronavirus pandemic has been troublesome on the subject of public well being orders and potential patrons avoiding an excessive amount of outing in public.
Pettus and Polvado, nonetheless, have been cautious. They mentioned tattoo outlets are secure locations to be through the pandemic, due to the strict hygiene requirements they’ve to satisfy given the character of the work, even earlier than COVID-19.
The 2 clear and sanitize the store every day to stop the unfold, in keeping with the store’s Fb web page.
“We do the extras,” Pettus mentioned. “We’re tremendous clear.”
The store presents, after all, tattoos, along with cover-ups and removing in addition to physique piercings. Regardless of the title with a darkish undertone, the store is family-friendly, Pettus and Povaldo mentioned.
The store additionally donates 10% of proceeds to St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital.
“We’d prefer to get in contact with and do some extra native volunteer work,” Pettus mentioned. “We really consider in giving again to communities, to our
For these questioning in regards to the store’s title, BadDreams & Robots, Povaldo was, too. In response to Pettus, it’s a nod to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984.
“It’s the concept that no person has feelings or their very own emotions,” he mentioned. “The concept sort of caught some years in the past.”
Go to the store’s web site, BadDreamsRobots.com, or their Fb web page, BadDreams & Robots, for extra data.