American Tattoo Society | Photo courtesy Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
Officials with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and American Tattoo Society gathered at Fort Bliss Saturday for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the first tattoo shop on an Army Post.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this service to the military community at Fort Bliss,” said Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Col. Stu James.
“Tattoo parlors are traditionally outside the gates of military installations, so this makes it more convenient for those that work and live on post.”
American Tattoo Society at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will be open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Tattoos have a long tradition with the military, and now the Exchange offers this service in a safety-focused environment,” said Fort Bliss PX General Manager Michael Brennan. “Our focus is to provide this service in a safe, sanitized and secure setting.”
Besides traditional sanitization, additional precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic include:
- Customers and artists must wear masks at all times.
- Artists will wear gloves when in contact with a customer.
- Only the customer and artist are allowed in the tattoo station area.
- Customers must fill out a COVID-19 checklist before being served.
- All customers receiving a tattoo will have their temperature checked with a touchless thermometer.