The Tat Studio held their grand opening ceremony on Oct. 3. Over 40 people attended to see the ribbon cutting. The new studio, located at 1342 W. Goodwin St., is family and veteranowned. As the number of customers increased, Owner Paul Gibson said they needed to find a bigger building. The passion for creating art also had an impact. However, getting the property came with some challenges.
“We tried to get this property for three or four months, but no one ever got back to us,” Gibson said. “Then finally somebody got back to us and just a couple days later we started working in it. It’s a lot of back-breaking work and a lot of stress. But like I said, with God, anything’s possible.”
Having nearly been in the business for 20 years in Texas and California, Gibson wants the Tat Studio to separate itself from other shops. Along with involving the community at the grand opening, the Tat Studio offered temporary tattoos at National Night Out on Oct. 5 at the Pleasanton River Park.
“It’s a blessing,” Gibson said. “It’s an accomplishment and I’m glad to see ourselves here.”
The Tat Studio is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website offers help with scheduling consultations and tattoo sessions. Follow The Tat Studio on Facebook and Instagram to see their works of art.