New tattoo shop has begun making its imprint in Red Bank
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New tattoo shop has begun making its imprint in Red Bank

RED BANK – Two months after municipal officials approved the zoning for tattoo parlors in Red Bank, Front Street Tattoo has opened shop – and the new business is contributing to the art scene downtown. The new form of artistic expression is on the block, located at 37 East Front St., to be exact, and the business owner, Michael Nyegaard of Brick, who goes by the nickname, ‘Shoe,’ said his shop serves as a catalyst in “the natural progression of the arts.” “Tattoo shops aren’t scary like they used to be,” Nyegaard said during an interview at his shop on Feb. 11. That day, the veteran ink artist discussed his storefront, his experience as an artist and love for the craft, while simultaneously tattooing a skull on the ribs of his longtime friend, Jim Oswald. Nyegaard said council members Erik Yngstrom and Kate Triggiano spearhead the effort to permit a tattoo oriented businesses in town. He said last year, the young council members asked, ‘how do we have a funky art town without funky artists?” “After the zoning changed (late last year), I looked around and found this spot next to Sugarush bakery,” he continued, pointing to a black […]

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