InkShopGuard was founded as the passion project for Shawn Woedl, CEO of National Real Estate Insurance Group and REInsurePro, a national insurance program manager. The program combines his expertise in building insurance solutions for niche risks with his passion for ink. Recognizing that tattoo and piercing shops have historically struggled to find adequate insurance coverage due to negative perceptions of the industry, Shawn set out to change things.
"When I got into the insurance industry 15 years ago, people didn't want to do business with me because I had tattoos everywhere. I didn't look the part and there was a stigma attached to me before they got to know what I was capable of. I saw the same thing happening where insurers wanted to steer clear of ink shops because of unfounded perceptions of them being rough or unclean. I wanted to bridge the gap."
Shawn's relationships with top-rated insurance carriers allows REInsurePro to provide access to exclusive programs for unique and specialized property types across the country, like InkShopGuard.
Day-to-day client service operations are managed by Nate Szana, also no stranger to ink and insurance. Nate brings more than 10 years of experience in commercial insurance and specialized programs to InkShopGuard.
If you are interested in learning more about InkShopGuard or Inker, Nate is looking forward to talking with you.