190 Main Street - East Haven, CT 06512 / 203-469-9208
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11ish to 7ish

COVID-19 Safeguards and Regulations


We want to keep you guys up to date on what procedures we've been implementing to control the spread of "The 19."  We, at Darkside, take the health and safety of both our clients, and staff, very seriously.  So, that being said, there are some changes that we've made to our regular "way of doing things" we'd like everyone to be aware of.

We are currently open on an appointment only basis, so were not accepting walk-ins of any kind.  At this time, our front room waiting area is closed to the public.  Every customer will be asked a serious of COVID-10 screening quesions, when we call to confirm your appointment.  When you get here, please call us to let us know, and we will let you know when you artist is ready for you to come in.  Once inside, we will take your temperature, have you wash your hands, and fill out a COVID-19 waiver/quesionnaire, in addition to our standard waiver.  All artists and clients are required to wear a mask at all times, so please bring one with you.  We ask that you come alone to your appointment, and not bring food in the studio.  Also, we are currently not tattooing minors, or doing piercings at all, until further notice, as regulations for those types of procedures conflict with the safeguards that are in place.

As far as setting up consultations and making appointments go, we are doing them strictly over the phone, and through email, for now.  Please call, and we will be happy to set you up with an artist, set up your appointment, and provide answers to any other questions you may have.  You can email Melinda and Maddie, at our front desk, by clicking Email Us, or to email an artist your ideas directly, their email links can be found on our Staff Page.  For any more questions/concerns that you may have, don't hesitate to call - (203) 469 - 9208.

We will continue to do our part in fight against the spread of COVID-19, and updating and adjusting these policies as deemed necessary.