Doncaster tattoo artists say it’s ‘perfectly safe’ to get a tattoo

A Doncaster tattoo studio wants to reassure customers that they have many social distancing measures in place such as face masks and visors so it’s safe to get a tattoo.

By Laura Andrew
Friday, 17th July 2020, 3:00 pm

Altitude Tattoo had only been open for one month before coronavirus shut down all nonessential businesses.

Iona Dickinson, the studio manager says she is thrilled that they have been able to reopen again this week.

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Amber Dickinson previously worked for Alexander McQueen but decided to start up her own tattoo studio.

“We have started staggering appointments so there is no chance customers will run into one another.

“Altitude also has a locked door policy which means we don’t allow walk-ins.”

The tattoo studio has also introduced hand sanitizer stations and has a selection of disposable face masks for customers if they don’t bring their own.

“The only time we will be in close contact is when the actual tattooing is taking place and we will be wearing visors.

“It’s perfectly safe to get a tattoo with us.

“We previously prided ourselves about our hygiene and now there are a lot more additional protections.”

The tattoo artist at Altitude Tattoo is named Amber Dickinson.

Previous to her current job she worked as a print designer for Alexander McQueen in London.

Amber moved back to Doncaster and decided to open a tattoo parlor earlier this year.

“Amber's experience in fashion makes her tattooing style unique,” Iona said.

“She puts artwork onto customers and knows how to structure them to people's bodies.”

Iona says she is thankful for all of the support they have received in their first week being reopened and that business is booming.

“We never expected to be in a situation like this and it has been humbling to see all the interest from Doncaster people.

“We’re so happy and excited to be back in the studio because we love what we do.”

You can check out Amber’s artwork on the Altitude Tattoo Instagram page here.

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