What would turn out to be the primary stand-alone tattoo parlor in Arlington Heights was accredited Monday night time by village trustees, in hopes of bringing extra foot visitors to a strip mall beset by vacancies.
House Cat Tattoo will occupy 1,050 sq. ft of the 33,000-square-foot Go-Go Purchasing Heart on the northeast nook of Golf and Goebbert roads on the south facet of city. The strip mall is house to a liquor retailer, laundromat and dry cleaners, amongst different companies, however there’s been two or three vacant models there always within the final a number of years, officers say.
It will be the primary tattoo store for Sean Kim, an Elgin artist who has carried out work at numerous suburban tattoo outlets for the final 13 years. He is leasing the house from Brian Properties.
Kim plans to function three tattoo stations contained in the storefront, the place he and two apprentices will work. Visitor artists may work on the store a couple of months out of the 12 months.
With none objections, the village board unanimously accredited a land use variation for the tattoo parlor to function within the Golf Street enterprise zoning district. The proposal additionally had the endorsement of the village employees and advisory plan fee.
Whereas Kim’s retailer will function as a stand-alone enterprise, it isn’t the one place in Arlington Heights the place you will get a tattoo. Alchemy Tattoo & Gallery operates inside Sola Salon Studios within the village’s downtown. Salons by JC additionally hosts tattoo artists within the Northpoint Purchasing Heart on Rand Street.
However these tattoo companies did not require further approvals since they’re thought-about accent makes use of to their host’s main definition as a magnificence store.
Kim’s store is not going to provide piercings. Hours are scheduled to be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday via Saturday on an appointment foundation.