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Tattoo shop hoping to reopen during Nevada's Phase 2

Posted at 7:33 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 02:48:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas tattoo shop is hoping they will be able to open up their doors during Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plans.

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to discuss the next steps to reopen the state on Tuesday.

This weekend marks two weeks since Phase 1 began, allowing restaurants, barbershops and other businesses to reopen with safety measures in place.

Since then, officials have been monitoring data trends, and evaluating potential plans for Phase 2.

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While we don’t know what exact plans will be part of Nevada’s Phase 2, guidance from the White House may give an idea.

In Phase 2, they advise large venues like movie theaters can reopen with moderate physical distancing requirements.

Gyms and bars can also do the same.

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Tattoo shops are one of the business that haven't been given the green light to open their doors again yet.

“We still don’t know when we’re going to be able to be back,” says Emily Rocha, Seven Tattoo Studio.

Rocha and her team of tattoo artists have their fingers crossed about Phase 2.

“We’re basically just as good as any doctors office to open as far as sanitation,” says Rocha. “Everything we use is single use needles, so there’s no having to worry about cross contamination and stuff like that.”

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