Tattoo Parlour Reveal – Main Entrance and Shop Area

Finally we are at the end of the long road to finishing the main reception and shop area at Rocket Queen.  All the furniture is in, the stock is displayed and we can now turn to finishing the other studios rooms. Scroll down to the bottom for the full before and after photos, quite a change!

The new Reception area has a desk for drawing out tattoo designs and artwork which we made from an old carcass as seen here:

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Very basic desk frame in foreground

I wrapped the frame in faux leather, and then applied ribbon to hide the staples to the sides.  We then applied the initials of the business in aged brass studs: IMG_1370 IMG_1374To each side of the desk are display cabinets which show some items for sale of natural skulls, metal ones and metal stag heads.

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Looking across the room is the main seating area. The colours are meant to be pinging and vibrant, and the more they clash the better.  The large mirror can be used for clients to inspect their latest body art, and it also helps bounces light back around the room.

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Behind the sofa is a collection of old pinball machine parts hung on the wall to create a great, bright  and colourful display.  The coffee table is also made from a pinball machine top, with new legs added to make it horizontal as they are usually set on a slope.  The end section will be used to hold magazines.

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Over in the shop section we have used glass and metal shelving and a vintage shop fitting display cabinet to display the stock.

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The items we are selling in the shop range from taxidermy to oddities to antiques.  This is a bit of a home-made passion, and we are learning some taxidermy techniques as we go…

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Before and after:

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I will post the main tattoo studio room reveal very shortly….