By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today
Village Ink Therapy Tattoos in Corinth is more than a tattoo shop.
It is a place where people are welcome to hang out and make new friends, said owner Brandon Lindsey.
The word “Therapy” in the business’ name comes from the fact that Brandon’s brother, Tanner Lindsey of Corinth, committed suicide in 2017 at the age of 25.
Now, Brandon wants to be there for others who may not have someone to talk to.
He wants people to feel comfortable coming to the business to hang out and talk even if they do not want a tattoo. His business is about building friendships, not just about the money, he noted.
Village Ink Therapy Tattoos is located off U.S. Highway 72 next to Wine Barn in the former Flying Pig Craft Beer Market building. It has been open for about two months, and business has been steady.
The business offers a family-friendly environment where people can feel at ease, he said. He has been doing tattoos for about 10 years and said he has always enjoyed art. He has hundreds of designs that people can pick from or clients can bring in images they like.
Another experienced artist will soon join the business and there is also an apprentice who works there.
Lindsey can help people come up with custom designs and even explain the meaning behind many images.
There are many reasons people may want to get a tattoo, Lindsey said. Some may want an image to recognize their religion, loved ones, favorite sports teams or something that is self motivating.
Village Ink Therapy Tattoos is open noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.