Helmer said the new facility has passed county and state health inspections with “flying colors,” and they plan on following the laws and regulations that come with operating a body art facility. These regulations including not serving those who are under the influence and those who are underage.
“It is strictly 18 and over,” Helmer said of his new establishment, which will offer both tattoos and piercings.
According to City Planner Kristin Keery, the location of the new facility fits in with the Beechtree Street corridor and is compatible with other uses in the vicinity.
“The adjacent properties are zoned for commercial or light industrial,” Keery said, adding that there weren’t any residential properties or schools near the building which would impact a special land use permit.
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