A new tattoo shop will be opening its doors in Rushden next week.
The official opening of Manhattan Ink in Queen Street in the town is taking place on Friday, June 16.
It will be Manhattan Ink’s second studio, and comes about eight months after its first studio opened in Buckinghamshire.
Studio manager Charlie Bowles said: “We have transformed the existing bridal shop into a retro studio with a big open feel and lots to attract members of the public, including a retro bike in the display window.”
Charlie said they like to give customers a ‘confident and relaxing vibe’ and take away the stigma that many people have about tattoo studios.
Jamey Bowles from Manhattan Ink said: “This will be our second store and we have done a lot of work to bring it back up to scratch.
“We will be starting as a team of three with Charlie, our resident manager, who is moving from our Winslow studio, head artist Mark Watson who you can find on Facebook and Instagram, and full-time piercer Hana.
“Each member of staff has an extensive background in the industry and as a brand we have a high reputation to maintain.”
The team is currently working with ITV on a television documentary about the industry.
It is due to be aired next January and Jamey says it reflects their love for high quality ink as well as showcasing their aim of changing the stigma around tattoos and piercing.
Jamey added: “Over the last five years, attitudes have changed towards how people express themselves and the tattoo industry has boomed.
“We believe in providing extraordinary customer service and first class quality tattoos.”
During the official opening, people will be able to meet the team, have a tour of the studio and have a consultation.
And Jamey added: “We have had a large interaction and interest from local people after displaying snippets of our team’s work on social media and hope to be very successful in the local area.”