Tattoo parlor appointments booked for weeks

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Customers are breaking down the doors to get back into the tattoo chair.

After being closed for several weeks. Agony Body Art Studio has appointments lined up for weeks ahead. Artists are busier than ever, and they couldn’t be happier.

“The last six weeks put a really big hurtin’ on most businesses,” said owner Lorna Meadows. “It’s really good to be back to work. It’s really wonderful, the response to our clients.”

Agony Body Art Studio asks that staff and customers wear masks in the shop. They also regularly clean the waiting area and work spaces to protect both themselves and customers.

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