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Winter is the Best Time to Get Tattooed and Pierced

Tribal Rites Boulder Shop Snow 2

Winter Wonderland in Boulder, CO   Pic by Chris Haertig


Flower by Jared Orland

The tattooing and piercing industry has always been cyclical here in Colorado.  We slow down a bit in the winter months and do gang busters in the spring and summer months.  Why is this?  I think part of it has to do with the retail cycle.  People are not out shopping as much during the winter months.  Cold and snow means some people stay in.  However, I also think that for tattooing and piercing it is because we are thinking less about our bundled up and covered bodies in the winter.  Spring comes and we start to shed our clothing and put our shorts and tank tops back on.  It is an out of site out of mind kind of thing.   Once people start showing more skin they start thinking of ways to improve their bodies.  So, naturally, tattoos and piercings are one way to do it .  The problem is that getting those tattoos and piercings during the summer presents some problems.  You have to heal them, and while they are healing they don't look their best.  Especially, if you are working on a large scale tattoo that might take several sessions.  By the time the project is done it is time to put the clothes back on again, and you can't show it off.  Plus you really want to keep new tattoos and piercing out of the pool and tattoos out of the sun.  You can put sunscreen on your tattoo, but only after it has healed sufficiently.  I have always told customers it is best to get your body modifications during the winter.  Nobody sees the healing that is going on, and when summer comes around, you have the full season to show off your awesome tattoo.  Spring is just around the corner, but it is not to late to come in an book that tattoo or get that navel piercing you know you want.  Start your gym work outs now.  Get your piercing and tattoos done, and be proud of your art the whole summer.

Triple Nape 2

Triple Nape by Sam McConnell


Make sure you go to a reputable shop to get your tattoos and piercings.  Tribal Rites tattoo and piercing has been in business for over 20 years.  We have some of the best tattooists and piercers in the Denver and Rocky mountain region.  Come and see us seven days a week at any of our three locations in Westminster, Boulder, and Longmont.

Mike Shuger
President Tribal Rites Inc


Colorado Tattoo art by Amanda Sharpless



1309 E College Ave
Boulder, CO 80302


1716 Main St
Longmont, CO, 80501


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Westminster, CO, 80021


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