Looking to get new ink? These tattoo parlors have reopened or will soon

Since the Aug. 4 shooting in the Oregon District, local residents have flocked to local tattoo parlors  to get some type of love note to Dayton. STAFF/CORNELIUS FROLIK

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Since the Aug. 4 shooting in the Oregon District, local residents have flocked to local tattoo parlors to get some type of love note to Dayton. STAFF/CORNELIUS FROLIK

Local shops say they’ve put safeguards into place that comply with state safety guidelines

On May 12, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced the state would allow the reopening of tattoo shops on May 15, and for many who have had do without getting new ink for the past few months, this announcement signified a partial return to normalcy. However, due to the nature of this service, many may wonder just how safe it is to receive a tattoo during the pandemic.

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According to many local tattoo artists who say they are now in compliance with the Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines handed down by the state and local health officials, this service is completely safe for those who follow protocols. From wearing a face mask to only allowing one customer per tattoo artist in the shop at a time, these protocols are designed to keep all clients safe and secure while attempting to restore normal routines, such as obtaining the occasional tattoo.

Though this list is by no means comprehensive, it does give readers a glimpse into which tattoo shops in the Miami Valley have reopened or that are reopening, along with some of the protocols they are putting into place to protect the health and well-being of their clients.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Rebel Rebel Tattoo

After months of eagerly waiting to reopen to the public, Rebel Rebel Tattoo in the Oregon District is now open and accepting appointments. The tattoo parlor reopened on May 15, and continues to operate by appointment only — no walk-ins or in-person scheduling or personal consultations until further notice.

To comply with the Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines, every artist and client is required to wear a facial covering at all times. The client will also be asked to come alone and to wait in their car until the scheduled appointment time. Upon entering the tattoo shop, clients will be screened and asked to sanitize their hands. Additionally, along with signing the normal paperwork typical for a tattoo appointment, clients will be asked to sign additional paperwork that explains the risks and precautions that the tattoo shop is taking during this time.

For the first two weeks of operation, Rebel Rebel Tattoo will be scheduling appointments only for those who already held appointments with the shop before the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about Rebel Rebel Tattoo's new procedures and precautions, pay a visit to the shop's Facebook page.

Rebel Rebel Tattoo is located at 452 E. Fifth St. in Dayton.

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👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Monkey Bones Tattoos

The staff members of Monkey Bones Tattoos in Beavercreek are waiting until Monday, June 1 to reopen to the public, and will be scheduling only those appointments that were supposed to take place while the shop was closed. No walk-ins will be permitted during this time. It might be a while before clients can begin to schedule new appointments again with Monkey Bones Tattoos, as the shop will be limiting appointments to one or two per day.

Like Rebel Rebel Tattoo, Monkey Bones Tattoos will also be closely following the guidelines set forth by Responsible Restart Ohio. Masks will be worn by staff members and clients, with no exceptions allowed.

To stay up to date on its reopening, follow Monkey Bones Tattoos on Facebook.

Monkey Bones Tattoos is located at 3361 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤White Anvil Tattoo

White Anvil Tattoo in Dayton reopened on May 15. The shop will also be working to get to those who scheduled appointments during the closure, so if you have any questions about your appointment, or want to schedule an appointment for the future, reach out directly to your desired tattoo artist. No walk-ins are allowed during this time.

To comply with new guidelines, be sure to head into the shop only when it is time for your appointment, come alone, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands upon arrival. If your tattoo artist has any additional guidelines, they will notify you before your appointment.

For more information about White Anvil Tattoo, visit its website.

White Anvil Tattoo is located at 135 E. Fourth St. in Dayton.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Private Ink Tattoo Studio

Like many other tattoo parlors around the state, Private Ink Tattoo Studio in Dayton opened on May 15 with precautions put in place to ensure the safety of its clients and employees. The shop is following the same guidelines as described in the previously mentioned locations.

For more information about Private Ink Tattoo Studio, or to schedule an appointment, go to its Facebook page.

Private Ink Tattoo Studio is located at 2700 E. Third St. in Dayton.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Oasis Tattoo Company

Oasis Tattoo Company in Dayton has started consulting with and scheduling clients while working to comply with state guidelines. There will be no walk-ins permitted, and clients will be asked to comply with certain guidelines, which will be made clear once the client’s appointment has been made. These details will be made public soon, according to the tattoo parlor’s Facebook page.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment at Oasis Tattoo Company, pay a visit to its website.

Oasis Tattoo Company is located at 445 Woodman Drive in Riverside.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Truth and Triumph

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Robert Lamb, of Truth and Triumph Tattoo, works on the tattoo of Tyler Milligan. Friday was the first day for tattoo shops to open since March. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Robert Lamb, of Truth and Triumph Tattoo, works on the tattoo of Tyler Milligan. Friday was the first day for tattoo shops to open since March. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

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Robert Lamb, of Truth and Triumph Tattoo, works on the tattoo of Tyler Milligan. Friday was the first day for tattoo shops to open since March. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Since opening on May 15, the crew at both local Truth and Triumph Tattoo locations has followed strict safety protocols similar to protocols put forth before the pandemic, such as protective barriers, face masks and not allowing clients to bring guests with them to their appointments.

The Truth and Triumph location at 3808 Little York Road in Butler Twp. is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Truth and Triumph location at 613 Watervliet Ave. in Dayton is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Both locations are closed on Sunday.

For more information about Truth and Triumph, or to schedule an appointment with a tattoo artist, pay a visit to their Facebook page or website.

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👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Broadway Tattoo

Broadway Tattoo in Tipp City has been open since May 15 and accepting clients with previously scheduled appointments. No walk-ins are being accepted at this time, and clients are not permitted to bring guests inside the shop. The tattoo artists will be working 12-hour days to ensure that all of those with previous appointments will be able to receive their desired tattoos in a timely manner. Clients scheduled to receive a tattoo during the time the shop was closed should call their tattoo artist and reschedule the appointment.

Prior to an appointment with Broadway Tattoo, the tattoo artist will fill clients in on any additional safety protocols that clients will be required to follow during the appointment.

For more information about Broadway Tattoo, pay a visit to its Facebook page.

Broadway Tattoo is located at 5222 S. County Road 25A in Tipp City.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤Revolution Studios

Revolution Studios in Englewood has reopened and is working hard to provide a safe environment for those wishing to get some new ink. The artists at Revolution Studios will be rescheduling all missed appointments and accepting new clients.

Only one client per artist will be permitted in the studio at one time. The only exception to this rule would be for minors or those who need licensed caregivers to be on premises with them. No walk-ins will be allowed. And although it isn’t mandatory, guests are welcome to wear a mask inside of the shop. All staff members will be wearing masks.

Prior to clients’ appointment at the studio, they will be asked if they are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, and if they are, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment for a time when they feel better. Payment with credit card will be encouraged.

For more information about Revolution Studios and to schedule an appointment, head to its Facebook page.

Revolution Studios is located at 800 S. Main St. in Englewood.

👩‍🎤👨‍🎤33 Lions Tattoo

Since May 15, 33 Lions Tattoo has been taking client appointments. Though walk-ins are not being accepted at this time, the tattoo shop is scheduling appointments. This can be done by calling a particular tattoo artist or the shop at 937-938-1830.

To enter the shop, clients must have a mask on and sanitize your hands upon entry. No additional guests will be allowed to enter the shop during the time of the appointment. Clients will be asked to wait inside of their cars until the time of their appointment. Tattoo artists will come and get clients when they are ready to let the client into the shop for an appointment. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter the shop.

Clients who feel ill should reschedule their appointment.

For more information about about 33 Lions Tattoo, visit its Facebook page or website.

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