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Tattoo artist: Time was right to open shop

New business owner Shawn Pope applies ink with a dual coil machine to Katy Morris’ arm Thursday at  Old Town Tattoos on East Dunklin. Pope said he prefers to design the artwork for his client’s tattoos, such as the zombie girl for Morris.

New business owner Shawn Pope applies ink with a dual coil machine to Katy Morris’ arm Thursday at Old Town Tattoos on East Dunklin. Pope said he prefers to design the artwork for his client’s tattoos, such as the zombie girl for Morris.

National headlines may point to bleak economic news, but new business owners in Jefferson City have a slightly brighter view of the future.

As a self-taught graphic design artist, first-time business owner Sean Pope felt “financially speaking the time was right” to open his tattoo parlor, Old Town Tattoo.

Located within the Old Munichburg district at 118 E. Dunklin St., Pope characterized his venue as “awesome.”

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