May 28, 2022

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All-female tattoo shop provides ‘safe space’ for exploring artwork in Muskegon region

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MUSKEGON, MI – Sei Bella Tattoo in Roosevelt Park is reimagining what a tattoo parlor can be from its staff members of all-female artists to the structure and decor.

Operator Chrissy Robison required to create a area in which people today come to feel comfortable having a tattoo.

“We developed a protected room for people to appear and get tattooed,” she reported. “It feels form of like a yoga studio a lot more than a tattoo store.”

Twinkling lights and pics of Audrey Hepburn, an actress from Hollywood’s Golden Age, decorate the property-like shop with major windows and strands of ivy. A backdrop of greenery stands as a image wall for freshly tattooed consumers.

Robison, who has been tattooing for two decades, discovered her shoppers at common shops often felt nervous and intimidated doing the job with artists.

“I required individuals to experience at ease,” she reported about providing a tranquil and risk-free room. “They’re making a permanent determination on their physique, so they ought to truly feel relaxed to make alterations, feel assured that we have their again by people adjustments and that we’re not going to be annoyed or bothered by individuals items.”

Two decades back, Robison branched out and began leasing a place at Healing Floor, a massage treatment organization. She lately bought that constructing and released Sei Bella Tattoo, positioned at 857 W Summit Ave, on July 2.

The former developing operator, Jodi Ellinger, 61, retired from massaging to do the job for Sei Bella entire time tattooing eyebrows.

A grand opening party for Sei Bella Tattoo benefited Every single Woman’s Location, a Muskegon County nonprofit that delivers assist for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

With a employees of 8 females tattoo artists in a male-dominated business, Robison hopes everyone feels welcome at the store. Each and every artist has her possess specialty, like florals, sacred geometry and slender line perform.

Sydney Bernard, who apprenticed with Robison, is a very first-calendar year tattoo artist right after functioning as a hair stylist.

“I never consider I would have been a tattoo artist if I experienced to go a classic tattoo store. I feel I would have not been comfortable. I would have been intimidated,” she reported.

Bernard stated the all-female crew creates a supportive natural environment.

“All operating collectively as gals, we’re a powerhouse,” she said. “When you have a team of women together, it can pretty much go 1 way or the other. I feel that we are just that comprehensive-on nurturing, comforting family members type of environment right here.”

Sei Bella delivers spirit-guided tattoos and a home with tarot and oracle card readings. At the rear of the parlor is Spirit 33, a metaphysical shop also operate by Robison.

“I want to empower men and women to understand their own energy, learn their own presents within and heal with tattooing,” explained Robison.

A lot more facts about Sei Bella Tattoo and its artists can be located at

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