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Salt Lake City tattoo shop takes precautions upon reopening

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 17:51:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — With more stores of all kinds reopening, different businesses have different worries when it comes to COVID-19.

When it comes to tattoo shops, Gypsie Soul Tattoo is one of the first in Salt Lake City to reopen, if not the very first.

But it isn’t without some changes.

“We’re all health screening our clients beforehand a few days to know if they have been in contact with anyone sick or are feeling sick themselves," owner Brandon Muglestion told FOX 13.

That, along with other things like limiting to one person per appointment, hand sanitizing, and requiring everyone to wear a mask, are all things they are doing to protect themselves and their customers.

“One of our artists' wives actually spent quarantine making their masks for us and our clients,” Muglestion said, “so we can take them home and wash them everyday and put new filters in them.”

Muglestion has been doing art in one form or another since he was little.

"Since, you know, crayons on the wall,” he said jokingly.

He says it certainly is good to be back at it.

“Financially, I was ready to get back to work because it hit us during tax season which is one of our biggest and most profitable times," he said.

Gypsie Soul Tattoo is no longer taking walk-in appointments, which at first Muglestion thought would slow down business.

"But it's actually, like, skyrocketed," he said. "We're now booking out for June and July and we're just barely opening up our books.”

The hope is that things will eventually return to normal.

“We can keep going with the protocol and precautions that we have put in place and hopefully that can lift in the next month or two and we can get back to normal," Muglestion said.

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