Michael Hockman and Matt Carrel discovered they’d comparable philosophies in working collectively for greater than two years.
“We like comparable issues. We like the identical sort of artwork,” Hockman mentioned. “Our concepts of what a tattoo store must be are very comparable, and the way we deal with clientele are spot-on the identical. We’re simply attempting to deliver a brand new stage of tattooing to Carmel.”
On July 29, the co-owners opened Perpetually Gallery Tattoo, a customized tattoo studio that may characteristic artwork reveals, in Carmel Metropolis Heart’s Nash Constructing, 858 S. Vary Line Rd.
“We’re operating an artwork gallery within the house and hoping to rotate reveals each 4 to 6 weeks, so there’s all the time one thing new on the partitions,” Carrel mentioned.
Carrel, 42, a Zionsville resident, and Hockman, 43, a Westfield resident, beforehand labored collectively at a Carmel tattoo studio.
Hockman mentioned the concept of mixing an artwork gallery and tattoo studio is a brand new idea.
“Individuals are going to stroll right into a tattoo store who’ve by no means walked right into a tattoo store,” Hockman mentioned. “The paintings will probably be from skilled artists. We’re going to herald tattoo artists who’re fine-art masters. The present goes to showcase these professionals similar to an artwork gallery would. We’re going to dedicate between reveals to the Herron College of Artwork and Design.”
Hockman mentioned they plan to achieve out to Carmel, Westfield and Zionsville excessive colleges to see if they’ve high senior artists who want to do a present for every week.
The studio is 1,200 sq. ft. Together with the 2 house owners, the studio could have six tattoo artists.
“It’s the place our clientele lives, so it’s good that it’s handy for them,” Carrel mentioned.
The hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For extra, go to 4evergallery.com.