DENVER (CBS4) – A small East Colfax tattoo parlor was among the many companies allowed to reopen Saturday as safer-at-home orders changed stay-at-home orders.
“Oh man, I’m so completely satisfied, I’m so pumped!” stated Mike Pinto, proprietor of Thick As Thieves.
As every panel masking his boarded up store got here down, Pinto’s spirits had been raised.
“I’ve a motto: A nasty day tattooing positive beats a superb day working,” he stated.
Pinto’s enterprise was ordered closed in March by Gov. Jared Polis as a part of the statewide effort to assist flatten the curve, a call Pinto understood.
“It’s an actual battle as a result of on the one hand I wish to be secure, and I wish to assist defend my neighbors and my neighborhood and my shoppers and my clientele, however, I’ve a household to help,” stated Pinto.
The tattoo parlor was simply one in all many institutions allowed to reopen this weekend, however with restrictions limiting the variety of folks allowed inside and with added protections for patrons and employees.
“I wish to inform folks, we’re secure and we’re able to go and we’re right here to serve you. Simply give us a holler and we’ll enable you out,” he stated.
And whereas Pinto’s small enterprise was allowed to open, his ideas are with the tons of of different native companies who are usually not but allowed to reopen–he referred to as them heroes.
“When the bars and eating places open, I’ll be the primary one there that will help you, I’ll be there with my tip cash that I earn immediately,” he stated, including, “Grasp in there, you’re not alone.”
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