SILOAM SPRINGS — A brand new barbershop in Siloam Springs grew to become the primary place to supply tattoos in roughly 15 years.
Wild Board Barbershop started providing tattoos in its store Feb. 28, in keeping with Nick Eberley, the proprietor of the institution.
Eberley mentioned within the outdated days, barbers had a number of talent units together with tattoo artists, dentists and even surgeons, and he needed to carry a few of that again by providing a spot within the metropolis for individuals to get tattoos.
The barbershop part opened final October and has been fairly in style, Eberley mentioned. His church, household and phrase of mouth helped Wild Boar improve enterprise, Eberley mentioned.
Opening the tattoo parlor part was somewhat tougher, however the metropolis helped Eberley navigate by way of the purple tape.
Throughout the Sept. 7 metropolis board assembly the board members adopted Ordinance 21-18 which allowed tattoo parlors to open with a particular use allow in roadway business zones. Earlier than the adoption of the ordinance, tattoo parlors had been solely allowed to open in industrial zones.
Eberley mentioned the tattoo room can be separate and closed off. There would even be a barrier beneath the door to dam any hairs from coming into the tattoo room. What additionally helped is remaining in fixed contact with the town, the board of well being and the barber board, Eberley mentioned.
The plan for the store is to have two barbers, one tattoo artist and a receptionist who will deal with appointments. Eberley tattooed in Bentonville as an apprentice and plans to do the identical at Wild Boar, he mentioned.
Thus far, the sky has been the restrict for Wild Boar Barbershop, Eberley mentioned. Siloam Springs has been very supportive of the brand new store, he mentioned, including that prospects have been posting on social media how a lot they love Wild Boar.
“I am simply proud to have an area enterprise on this metropolis,” Eberley mentioned.
Eberley doesn’t have any plans to open a second location however is as a substitute specializing in making his present store successful, he mentioned. His plans are to maintain it small at the very least whereas Wild Boar is in its current location. The final word objective is to verify the store maintains its small-town really feel.
For now, Eberley is prepped to supply his twin providers to residents and guests alike. As the primary individual to have this sort of enterprise, Eberley mentioned he must make Siloam Springs pleased with what he’s doing.