Tattoo Shop Relocates to Renovated Broad Street Building
A local tattoo shop has moved downtown.
Aces and Eights Tattoo, which was previously located on Wrightsboro Road, has opened its new, fully renovated shop on Broad Street, next to Luigi’s.
Owner and head artist Robert Twilley and his wife and business development manager Sandie Crowley opened the shop Jan. 5 after three months of continuous renovation to the building that last functioned as a Christian center.
The removal of old carpet, installation of hardwood floors and a total paint job have made for a complete transformation of the building. Inside, a leather couch and chairs, pool table and wealth of artwork (much of it is Twilley’s) and antlers on the wall create a distinctly warm feel in downtown’s newest tattoo parlor.
“It was more of a decision to support the downtown community,” Crowley said. “It’s insane, the transformation of this building.”
Aces and Eights is a small shop; two artists–Twilley and Gus Rich–share the space. Crowley said she and Twilley designed it to be a welcoming environment. The 2,300-square-foot shop has private booths, including one for piercings. A refrigerator stocked with drinks invites customers to relax in the main lounge.
“We want to be very welcoming to anyone,” Crowley said. “We’d much rather someone come in and take their time.”
The shop has yet to hold its official grand opening, but it is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Aces and Eights Tattoo is located at 584 Broad Street.