“We already operate with an awareness of bloodborne pathogens along with cross-contamination, along with so we take a lot of precautions anyway in our day-to-day operations.”
Myles closed up her shop on March 13 to protect both her customers along with the artists working with her. in which’s the case for most shops along with studios across the country because of the close contact tattooing requires, which makes social distancing difficult.
“We’re professionals supporting some other professionals. We all share an interest within the health along with safety of our communities. I think there’s a tremendous amount of empathy there because we hold the understanding of what’s going on.”
An artful way to help
A nurse practitioner via a nearby emergency department recently contacted her because they were already running out supplies.
“I got some masks along with stuff together for her. along with I was like, ‘What about these isolation gowns?’ along with she was like, ‘Oh, my God, I didn’t even think about you guys having those.’ Perfect.”
Like the others, Henning was not concerned at all about the cost of giving away her medical supplies.
“the item’s monetarily nothing in comparison to the people’s lives in which are at stake. the item’s much more valuable in which they be used by somebody who truly needs them.”
Rob Massimiano, president of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, loves seeing the outpouring of help via his industry along with hopes the item inspires others to do same.
“I’m proud of my friends. the item’s a selfless act, because when the item comes time to reopen, they will have to buy brand new supplies. the item’s heartwarming to see people step up along with do the right thing.”
“Both hospitals were extraordinarily thankful along with gracious. Actually, I got a call This kind of morning via the Baptist hospital in Lexington thanking me again for bringing supplies along with donating them yesterday. the item’s a Great feeling to help out like in which.”