For the three tattoo artists who share the house — Jason Routley, Maggie Jenkins and Matt Osterlund — the transfer is a chance to extend their visibility and invite a fourth associate to hitch.
“Ever for the reason that pandemic, we sort of thought we’d have possibly a little bit of a slow-down, however we’ve been busy the entire time,” Routley stated. “We’ve a very tremendous supportive buyer base.”
Pores and skin Deep opened its doorways in December 2018 within the Billings Park neighborhood. Osterlund joined the staff the next summer season. A longtime tattoo artist who was contemplating switching careers to be a trainer, he stated working with Jenkins and Routley rekindled his love of the artwork.
“I like working with people who find themselves enthusiastic about tattooing,” Osterlund stated.
Tattoo artist Matt Osterlund works on an arm piece for Angela Haskins, of Siren, on the newly relocated Pores and skin Deep, 1306 Tower Ave., Superior, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Jed Carlson / [email protected]am.com)
The three co-owners had been planning to develop when the pandemic hit. They determined to attend for a bit, however an opportunity scroll by Craigslist modified that.
“I noticed the advert for this place and the worth was proper,” Routley stated.
On Thursday, March 11, she tattooed a rose and clock on Kaleb Zentkowski’s arm. It’s the sixth tattoo he’s acquired from Jenkins, however his first go to to the brand new location, which opened March 1. He was impressed.
“It’s a pleasant change. It’s loads greater, much more spacious,” Zentkowski stated.
Tattoo artist Maggie Jenkins works on a forearm piece for Kaleb Zentowski at Pores and skin Deep, 1306 Tower Ave., Superior, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Jed Carlson / [email protected])
The three companions spent two months renovating the storefront, turning their inventive abilities to putting in flooring, portray, wall development and trim.
“I’m actually glad to simply be an artist once more in spite of everything this,” Routley stated. “It was loads of work.”
Individuals have been slowing down as they drive and stroll by, watching the brand new store take kind.
“The primary fellow we met outdoors whereas we have been constructing this place, he’s turn out to be a buyer already,” Routley stated. “He got here and scheduled an appointment final week, the primary week we have been open.”
Tattoo artist Jason Routley works on an arm piece at Pores and skin Deep in Superior on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Jed Carlson / [email protected])
The enterprise is already planning to participate in Fourth of July festivities and the Twin Ports Pinup group’s Pub Crawl.
“We’re actually joyful to be a part of the enterprise district in downtown Superior,” Routley stated.
The newly relocated Pores and skin Deep tattoo parlor at 1306 Tower Ave., Superior. (Jed Carlson / [email protected])
With the bigger house, walk-in consultations at the moment are accessible. There’s even a chess desk within the entrance window of the historic constructing that individuals can reserve for an hour or two.
“It’ll be good to get again to some sense of normalcy right here within the subsequent few months,” Routley stated. “It’s good to be in a spot the place individuals can stroll by the door once more.”
For extra info, name 715-718-2626 or message the Skin Deep Tattooing and Piercing Fb web page.
Caroline Routley works behind the entrance desk at Pores and skin Deep in Superior on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (Jed Carlson / [email protected])