5 Tips for Tattoo Shops to Stay Creative During the Pandemic

We stand with our FK Irons family during this unpreceded situation. Many of us are feeling anxious, scared and worried about what’s going on around us. From shops closing, taking care of the kids, and the uncertainty that comes from not knowing when life will return back to normal.

During this time, we want you to know that our community is here for you and looking for ways to create informational content and resources to help you.

To take our minds off for a bit, the team has put a little guide together.


1. Visit a virtual art museum

As artists, we are naturally creative people. Inspiration might come from different sources, our styles might be different, but we are all inspired by art. No matter the art form. We are artists. From New York, Paris, Florence and Mexico, the museum comes to you. This can be a family activity!

Some participating institutions are:

· Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York City, New York

· Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

· Louvre, Paris, France

· State Hermitage Museum, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia

· Palazzo Vecchio Museum, Firenze, Italy

· Museo Frida Kahlo, Ciudad de México, Mexico

· Ancient Ink: Tattoos Through Time Exhibition

2. Set time for sketching and drawing!

Wanted to tattoo in a new style? Get those pencils ready and start sketching! Look for courses and styles you like. Set some time everyday to just draw and sketch. It can be as little as 20 minutes or even more. Remember to post these on social media and share with your loved ones. You can even host a virtual competition with your loved ones and fellow tattoo friends and have a little fun.

3. Stay Social!

Reach out to your local tattoo artists for support through video calls and messaging.

During social distancing, many of us feel lonely at times. One way to still be social is to keep in touch with friends.

4. Donate your artwork

Some nursing homes, schools and hospitals are looking for people to submit art that can help the most vulnerable.

5. Enter the FK Irons Photobomb contest

This is a great way to put those skills to the test, get creative and have fun. The winner of the FK Irons photobomb contest will receive a FREE Flux – the first truly wireless tattoo machine. Have the best device when you get back to tattooing.