The first few weeks of February were rough.
By the middle of March, sales were flat.
That’s because tattoo shops, once a popular venue for people to get their piercing done, have been shuttered in some cities because of rising drug prices.
The tattoo industry, which has been a big driver of the economy in many cities, is suffering as drug-related arrests have become a bigger problem.
The shutdowns and closures come as drug arrests have gone up in the U.S. over the past two years, and as the tattoo industry is expected to be the next big driver in that industry.
That could affect the tattoo business in the United States.
But while some tattoo shops may not be able to reopen in the near future, others have said they have already begun preparing to reopen.
Here are some of the top tattoo shops that will open in the coming weeks: