Positioned on the Lisburn Street, the household owned enterprise formally opened its doorways on Monday due to start-up assist from Enterprise NI’s Go for It and Belfast Metropolis Council’s Kick Begin programmes.
Hoping his new enterprise will encourage different creatives to ask for assist with their very own enterprise concept, Richard defined: “Native start-up assist helped me to think twice in regards to the enterprise mannequin and consumer worth proposition.
“A mentor labored with me via a course of to check my concepts and acquire a strong understanding of the market. That’s all paying off already.”
Based on Richard the tattoo business is present process a revival, with demand rising because the cultural and artistic industries choose up as Covid restrictions ease. He additionally believes entrepreneurial creatives like him are very important to NI’s financial restoration and long-term resilience.
Richard got here up with the thought for Killer Bee Tattoo after a number of years of working with among the prime tattoo artists in Eire and Europe.
He noticed why some studios had been busier than others and located that profitable ones ran as people-centred companies.
“The homeowners confirmed a real curiosity in nurturing expertise and centered on strengthening the staff’s abilities so they might ship the most effective consumer expertise,” he continued.
Aiming to emulate a few of these qualities and ideas for the native market, Richard has employed two native artists, Sylwia Wisniewska and apprentice Andrejz Kruczymski, to affix him at Killer Bee.
“Sylwia is a grasp of all tattoo types and by no means has an off day,” Richard stated. “Whereas Andrejz is simply a tremendous artist. I can’t wait to see what he’ll do on pores and skin. He’s additionally one of many funniest and pushed folks I do know.”
Collectively, they’re already booked out for months and are excited in regards to the future.
Richard added: “I’ve seen that non-public reference to shoppers is significant, and I wish to create a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere that places security and luxury first.
“I wish to thank everybody that has helped to make Killer Bee Tattoos attainable, together with my spouse Rachael, who has labored tirelessly behind the scenes.”
To study extra about Killer Bee Tattoos’ work and observe their journey, you’ll find them on Instagram and Fb @killerbeetattoos or go to them at 215a Lisburn Street, Belfast.
To seek out out extra about Enterprise NI’s Go For It programme go to https://www.goforitni.com. The Kick Begin programme is run by Ormeau Enterprise Park on behalf of Belfast Metropolis Council.
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