POLL: Does Elk Grove Need a Tattoo Shop?

Local woman wants to open one, seeks input.

A recent posting on chat room Elk Grove Online caught our eye: A local woman was interested in opening a "nice, clean" tattoo shop in Elk Grove, but wanted to get feedback from Elk Grovians before going through the permitting process.

Why the cold feet? Though everyone and their mama seems to have a tatt these days, some still associate them with gangs and crime. City Council members shot down an effort to open a tattoo and piercing parlor in Old Town in 2009.

Readers, help budding ink entrepreneur egwinelady out by sharing your opinions on this topic. Would you support a tattoo shop opening in Elk Grove? And if so, where should it be located? Vote in the poll, and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Eric December 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM
If a tattooist wishes to open up a shop in Elk Grove, and is willing to take the business risks associated with starting a new business, why would anyone wish to stop that?
Rico December 20, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Elk Grove is an impossible city to work with and do business in....ask the indoor Soccer World folks........ they pick and choose what they want and unless you are a crafter inOld EG or a franchise with corporate backing. you arent wanted here....
Sarah Johnson December 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Jim, As far as I know, Soccer World is doing fine because we all worked together to solve the issues that existed. If there are still problems, I will appreciate knowing about them.
Rico December 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I'll let the owners of Soccer World speak for themselves.....they did plenty of that when they almost closed several times during their first few months after having to fight for the right to exist....
Marty December 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Tell me about it.....all I wanted was a nice cosmetic item and had to drive all the way to Sacto to make the purchase. While I was there I did the rest of my shopping, some of what was most likely available here in EG. Maybe what we need are more women on the planning and city council...enough of those discount stores! I hear talk about the MLS, Aquatics Center & those Wayfinding Signs.....for what may I ask? The Dollar Store & Big Lots? Why would people stay here and spend their dollars when you could drive 15-20 miles and have everything at your disposal. We spend thousands of dollars on that Civic Center, the SOI, Railway property, etc. and can't even have as much as a nice steak house. Out of touch with reality......... JM 2 cents! OH yea and I forgot about the $4800.just spent for wayfinding signs for the auto mall....depressing. Time for the coffee and meds.


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