Colorado Tattoo Artist Creates COVID-19 Shirts to Make Ends Meet
Colorado tattoo artist Nate Stephens has been getting creative since his career was put on hold due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
The shop Stephens works at, Marion Street Tattoo, has been closed for nearly a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Denver, according to The Denver Channel. With Stephen's wife a stay-at-home mom, his income is the only one they have.
Stephen said this to The Denver Channel:
If I'm not tattooing someone then no money is coming to our family.
He decided to make money by turning his kitchen table into a place to create T-shirt designs that relate to COVID-19. One of the shirts pays tribute to the nurses who are putting their lives at risk to help others and pulls inspiration from a tattoo design that became popular during WWII. Stephens is selling the shirts online and giving 20% of proceeds to support healthcare workers.
Get a shirt on his website HERE.
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Pre ordering continues today! Printing is underway, but we’re leaving pre-ordering open until the shirts are in stock. Tell your friends and show support for the real warriors in this whole situation. 20% of TOTAL sales will be donated to @denverhealthmedical COVID19 Urgent Relief Fund. Thanks for the support! #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #frontlineworkers #healthcareheroes #healthcareworkers #denver #denverhealth #denvertattoo #colorado #milehigh #milehighcity #303 #5280 #covidart #pandemic