Ink-credible resilience

Story by Stacie Gaetz


Photos by Sergei Belski

Fall 2021

The local tattoo industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but businesses aren’t letting that get under their skin.

With three government-regulated closures, stringent re-opening procedures and drastically increased operating costs, the pandemic has taken its toll on owners of Airdrie tattoo shops.

However, the ones we talked to say the hardships have made them thankful for those who continue to trust them with their ink.

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