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Popular tattoo shop celebrated 10 years of inking with cut price charity offer

A tattoo shop in Wishaw has celebrated 10 years with a cut price tattoo day for charity.

Main Street Tattoo opened in Wishaw in 2011 and has went from strength to strength ever since.

Owned by James Aitken, the business also offers piercings.

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For James, who has been tattooing for 20 years, being passionate about Wishaw remains important.

He told Lanarkshire Live : “Opening the shop 10 years ago was great and I am really proud of the success we have had.

“There has been a tattooist in Wishaw since the 70s and tattoo culture feels like an important part of the town.

“All our merchandise and branding is Wishaw-themed and when we go to conventions we are always spreading the word.”

With five artists and one piercer, the shop is always busy. Indeed, it has even welcomed guest artists who have taken up residency from as far afield as the USA and around Europe.

And to celebrate its special anniversary the shop held a special £10 flash day event.

Popular tattoo shop celebrated 10 years of inking with cut price charity offer
The team at Main Street Tattoo gave 230 tattoos, raising £2300 for SocialTrack

That meant people could turn up, pay a tenner, choose a design, and walk away with a great new tattoo.

“The flash day had so much talk and buzz about it since we first announced it,” James added.

“We had loads of messages asking us about it and people saying they were coming along.

“The day was absolute chaos but it was really fun.

“There were around 30 or 40 designs people could choose from, we tried to keep them simple so we could get as many done as possible.”

The flash sale day made an impressive £2300 and the money was donated to SocialTrack at the Wishawhill Wood Pumptrack.

James added: “We are really passionate about the work they do and want to continue supporting local people.”

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