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In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo, tattoo artist Alexander Lawrence, right, prepares to cover up a tattoo that contained the image of a swastika on the arm of Dylan Graves Bellows Falls, Vt.  Lawrence said he has always covered up or removed offensive tattoos for free, but the demand has increased since the death of George Floyd and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art

Jun. 25, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont tattoo artist who has long offered free removal or covering of hateful skin art like swastikas, SS lightning bolts or the words “white power” says he’s seen an uptick in business recently following George Floyd's death. Alexander Lawrence, who runs...

A man waits for his take away beer at the Black Lion Pub in London, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Millions of people in Britain will be able to go to the pub, visit a movie theater, get a haircut or attend a religious service starting July 4, in a major loosening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The government also announced that from July 4 people will be advised to stay at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart, rather than 2 meters -- as long as they take other measures to reduce transmission of the virus, such as wearing a mask in enclosed spaces. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Pubs, restaurants in England to reopen as virus toll eases

Jun. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will be able to go to the pub, visit a movie theater, get a haircut or attend a religious service starting July 4, in a major loosening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But they will have to wait a bit longer to see a concert, get a tattoo or go to the gym....

Two women eat lunch indoors at Portside Restaurant, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. COVID-19 state guidelines allow indoor dining starting today. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Restaurants offer indoor dining; MBTA cranks up service

Jun. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants were allowed to start offering indoor dining again, and so-called close-contact businesses including nail salons, tattoo parlors and personal trainers could reopen Monday under the latest phase of Massachusetts's coronavirus pandemic economic recovery plan. In addition, the MBTA...

Salons, barbers, massage parlors reopen from COVID-19 pause

Jun. 22, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Salons, barber shops, and massage and tattoo parlors in New Jersey reopened Monday from their COVID-19 pause. Wayne Downing is a barber and owner of the Success Salon in Trenton, which has been shuttered since March. He said the pause was hard financially and mentally, but Monday felt...

Fighting the fight: Tattoo shop removes hate tats for free

Jun. 20, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An area tattoo parlor made national news earlier this month when it offered via social media to cover up images that are hate- or gang-related for free. The June 7 Facebook post by Gallery X Art Collective of Murray was shared 392 times through Wednesday morning and was featured on CNN....

FILE - In this June 8, 2020, file photo nail salon workers hold signs during a protest in Westminster, Calif., to demand California Gov. Gavin Newsom to lift COVID-19 restrictions on nail salons. The services can reopen starting June 19, in counties where health officials allow it. They join a long list of other businesses cleared to reopen in recent weeks, including hair salons, churches and restaurants. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California to allow nail salons to reopen starting June 19

Jun. 13, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some Californians will again be able to get a manicure, a new tattoo or enjoy a massage starting late next week under new state guidance issued Friday. But studios and salons won’t look the same when they do open. Workers and customers must wear face masks, adopt far more...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

COVID-19 reopenings: Some Louisiana businesses busy

Jun. 5, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some businesses were slammed from the minute they reopened Friday after a 2 1/2-month COVID-19 pandemic closure, while others waited for their first customers or even took another week to prepare. Bars, massage facilities, bowling alleys, recreational pools and tattoo shops in Louisiana...

In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Universal Studios theme park has reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Bars, theaters reopen in most of Florida from coronavirus

Jun. 5, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort along with bars, movie theaters and other entertainment venues reopened with restrictions in most of Florida on Friday as the state took another step away from the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Also allowed to reopen are bowling alleys,...

Closed businesses are seen on Bourbon Street due to the coronavirus pandemic, in New Orleans, Friday, April 24, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana loosens virus restrictions; bars can reopen Friday

Jun. 4, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three months after they were closed because of the coronavirus, Louisiana's bars, spas and tattoo shops can begin restarting operations Friday, as the state continues to loosen its virus-related restrictions. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the latest restrictions Thursday,...