Connecticut governor Ned Lamont deemed tattoo shops and other small businesses non-essential during the statewide shutdown but another Conn. politician was ready to challenge him on that.
Since the beginning of March until further notice, people were told to social distance, wash their hands and not to touch their faces. But customers have been dying for the services that require estheticians to make contact.
Sex workers of different backgrounds have different experiences and challenges during a pandemic.
Tattoo artists are trained in infectious disease and in Connecticut, they have fought to be included in the 2nd phase of business reopenings.