“This doesn’t seem like a particularly pressing question,” our staff writer Joe Pinsker admits. But if your local parlor just reopened and you’ve been itching for ink, here’s what one expert, Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC Irvine told Joe: When I asked Noymer about the tattoo parlors open in some parts of the country, he said that going to one wouldn’t be the worst option to choose from the array of activities Americans can now elect to do. “If both parties are masking, I’d rather see someone getting a tattoo than see a crowded shopping mall,” he said.