January 29, 2018

Tattoos everywhere!

I think I might have found a way around to turn the new kit into a tattoo studio. I just can't shake this tattoo parlor idea out of my head and keep coming back to it. Given that I work full time, spending the rest of my remaining free time on two separate projects (tattoo shop + contest kit) will be almost impossible, I think I will have to combine these two and make at least this one project work... On the other hand, I decided to share my progress on the contest kit with all of you this year, so I hope that this blog will finally see some more entries on a more regular basis and that I can get some helpful feedback from all of you!

I'm still trying to put the approximate visual of the final building on paper - not many changes to the basic kit to be honest, but in the meantime, I am pretty happy with the color scheme I chose after trying lots of different options:

To these colors, you will need to add some brown leather chairs, a blue/gray/brown rug, black preferably metal cabinets, a white ceiling, good lighting, and the gold poster frames...

In this tattoo studio, the artists mainly design old school tattoos and the decoration will be a mixture of old school and modern. Despite the sterile environment, it will be also a cool place to hang out and to get inspired for the next tattoo.

In the meantime I ordered some led strip light in red from AliExpress, to create the "Tattoo" sign outside of the store. I never used such a strip before and don't know if it will do what I expect it to do, but this is also the the most fitting material compared to what I had in mind in order to create the "Tattoo" sign with red light outside of the store. According to what I read, these strips can be cut and bent, so it should fulfill it's objective. But more on this later.

That's it for today, have a great start into the week!

Hugs, Susi


  1. Oh I can't wait to see this! Especially your sign. This is going to be awesome.

  2. Oooh, what great plans, I can't wait to see it all and I love your colorscheme for the tattoo shop, Susi! Those lightsing strips for the outside will be awesome, what an excellent idea, you are so clever!
    I wish you a nice start of this new week too.

  3. Combining the two projects sounds like a great solution! I can see a converted house on Main St. becoming a tattoo studio, and I know in your hands it will be extremely interesting! It's going to be a fun year!

  4. I'm eager to see what you do with the EL wire. I had an idea for just that material but went in a different direction for the project. I hope you get it to work. :]

  5. That lighting is going to look so cool Susi!

  6. Nunca vi un estudio de tatuajes en miniatura pero tu idea me entusiasma! :)

  7. I think a tattoo shop is a wonderful idea. It´s going to be fun!

  8. I love your tattoo parlour idea and I'm looking forward to seeing how the design progresses. I've used EL wire before and one of the restrictions you will find is putting tight curves into it. No doubt with your skills, you'll make a fantastic neon light with it 🙂