The beauty of this industry is the global connectivity we share. The symbiotic relationship between tattooist and client is an ever evolving collaboration of self-expression, a continual output of creativity. And although that joint effort has been stalled as of late, as some parts of the world slowly start to open back up for business, tattoo studios and artists are beginning to book future appointments.
Many of you have helped tattooists through purchasing prints and posters, or by finding other means of supporting tattooists during COVID-19 closures. This has been absolutely integral not only for keeping your favorite artists healthy monetarily, but emotionally as well. The psychological tolls of coronavirus have left many of us feeling severe amounts of anxiety and insecurity, but thanks to this incredible community, we have a strong support system that consistently pulls us back into a calm and peaceful state.
Though many tattoo studios and artists are still unable to practice their craft on skin, certain locations around the globe have started easing back into opening their doors to clients. Our hopes, and the hopes of everyone within the industry, is that this glimmer of hope and healing will continue over the next few months to include more. This is partly why future tattoo appointments with artists are so important.
Booking an appointment for a few months out ensures that artists returning to work won’t feel the lag in business as strongly. Whether you’re working with a tattooist on a custom piece, or making sure to fill one of their slots by picking up a flash tattoo in a few weeks, you’re helping an artist survive at a time when many people are severely struggling.
Tattoo artists may seem to have the dream job: they do what they love for a living, they can travel when they like, and they’re usually boss-less...but what some people fail to recognize is how hard these people work to create visual images that really resonate with us. Artists capture those abstract feelings with designs that are empowered through meaning. Without clients, they can’t work. And without artists, we can’t express ourselves through the powerful form of tattooing. That’s another sweet thing about this community: we need each other to create incredible things!
It’s also worth noting that even the studios and artists who are getting back to work have had to drastically change the way they take in clients. Staggering appointments or making sure people come alone to appointments rather than with friends, so that there are as few as possible people in the shop at one time.
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This even includes being even more careful about cleanliness, something professional shops have always been good about but now takes even more effort. Tattooists put so much time and effort into making cool tattoos in a great atmosphere but they also focus on keeping us safe during an appointment. Their devotion deserves reverence. We can be so grateful to these people for what they do to keep our community inspired.
Many shops have spoken about how the industry, and business, will never be the same again. But we can all do our part to make sure that this isn’t the case. As you know, Tattoodo not only has tons of different support initiatives in place to help artists, but we also serve as a booking platform so that you can find a tattooist in your area who can collaborate with you in a safe environment. All of the artists within this article are bookable, but there are hundreds more on our platform who have been verified by us to represent some of the greatest talent available around the world.
We’re here to help in any way we can whether you're an artist or a client. So, thank you for being here. We wouldn’t be able do it without you.