A Winnipeg tattoo store proprietor who defied the province’s public well being orders has been handed a second ticket for opening the enterprise amid code pink restrictions.
Phil McLellan, the proprietor of Parlor Tattoos in Winnipeg determined to open the store towards well being orders on Saturday after being shuttered for almost 10 weeks. On Monday, he was visited by public well being officers and three Manitoba Justice sheriffs who handed him a $1,296 ticket.
McLellan stated on Wednesday one other well being inspector confirmed up at his enterprise.
“He requested me if I used to be open. I stated that actually I used to be,” he stated. “They already had the ticket written out, and simply handed me the ticket and instructed me I used to be being served once more.”
McLellan stated below provincial guidelines he’s allowed to open for curbside pickup and supply, but nobody checked to verify tattooing was being completed.
“On neither of those events did they enter my institution and witness any tattooing happening earlier than they gave me these tickets,” he stated.
McLellan stated he was instructed a letter is being drafted to tell him about different well being order enforcement actions the federal government can take.
He stated tattoo outlets can open safely as a result of they contact hint all shoppers, and till the province meets with the tattoo business to debate a protected reopening proposal, he plans to proceed working.
“This is not a private matter for me to (Brian Pallister) or me to the federal government,” he stated. “That is an motion that must be addressed as a result of we’re being prevented as residents from working in a lawful and authorized business that we’re licensed to work in.”