Looking for a tattoo on P.E.I.? Be prepared to wait

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People seemed to have a growing interest in tattoos during the pandemic, says Dominic Pirro. (Atlantic Tattoo - image credit)
People seemed to have a growing interest in tattoos during the pandemic, says Dominic Pirro. (Atlantic Tattoo - image credit)

The months-long pandemic shutdown of tattoo shops on P.E.I. has created a backlog of people who had appointments cancelled and others trying to make new appointments.

Dominic Pirro, owner of Atlantic Tattoo in Montague, where they are booking into November and December, said the pandemic may have prompted more people to consider a tattoo.

"People have had more time on their hands, maybe a bit more money for some," said Pirro.

"So people are more interested."

Waiting lists can build up quickly in the tattoo industry, because one customer can take up a lot of an artist's time.

A full sleeve can take 25 to 40 hours, depending on the complexity of the design, broken up into eight to 10 sessions.

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