We’re going to be closing our tattoo studios for the remainder of March 2020.
On most days, our most important priorities when we wake up are making sure we do amazing tattoos for everyone.
But then on days like these, we have to remind ourselves that our number one priority is to each other. Our artists and our support staff have become family, and we can’t risk putting them out there knowing there’s a chance they can get sick. The same also goes for you guys – our clients, who’ve supported us and allowed us to feed our families for the past 12 years, we can’t risk putting you guys in harm’s way either. We have to do our part to slow the spread to get our community back healthy and in order.
We know there are lots of you that were looking forward to getting tattoos, and we promise once this is over, we’ll go back to creating beautiful tattoos for everyone. Our teams will be reaching out to all of you who have appointments. We want to ensure that you’re all rescheduled as quickly and as stress-free as possible.
For those who come from abroad, we’re sorry this messed up your travel plans, but we are making this decision to protect you and all of us in mind, so we hope you’ll understand.
At the same time, we’ll be offering financial relief for all of our commission and hourly staff during these times. This financial relief will be for both artists and support staff. For those who will continue to work from home, we have expanded our leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19 — including recovering from an illness, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures.
Also, our studio has activated our line of credit and will be lending money to all of our employees interest-free if they need more money beyond the relief we will be providing. We will pay the interest on their behalf and make sure everyone at Chronic Ink gets through this healthy and as stress-free as possible.
We love you all. Thank you for supporting us, and we’re going to come back stronger than ever. We’re going to use this temporary closure to create some serious tattoos for you guys.
Chronic Ink Family