WALKER'S POINT — It’s not easy starting a business in the middle of a pandemic, but Friday morning was the grand opening for Honey Wraith Tattoo in Walker’s Point.
Owner Jennifer Allen said she spent the past three months renovating the space and transforming it into her dream shop.
“It was a very challenging but fulfilling process. We learned how to do a lot of construction,” said Jennifer.
Honey Wraith is a shop led solely by women and today the tattoos were more than artwork on skin. All the proceeds from Friday went to FORGE, a nonprofit organization that supports trans and non-binary survivors of violence. Jennifer said, supporting nonprofits and community organizations were always part of her plan.
“The tattoo industry is very, very lucrative and we have a lot of power to do good things,” said Jennifer.
Both artists hope this year the business is profitable but above all, they hope to create a space where everyone feels welcomed.
“Part of our vision for the space is that we are inclusive especially to members of the LQBTQ community, so we thought it felt right to start our first charity event giving to that community,” said artist Stewart Ouchie.