Tattoo matriarch not the retiring type

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

For most working mums retirement is a godsend but for one local it was time to grow her empire, and so began the birth of Hedland’s new tattoo parlour.

Marie Hayward is the proud owner of the family-run Hunt Street Ink, which had its grand opening last Saturday morning.

Ms Hayward said her inspiration to open a new parlour came when her friend recently retired and she realised she wasn’t ready.

“I thought I have a million things to do, I have a dynasty to create and so here we are,” she said.

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“I thought what do we want to do and the kids suggested the tattoo shop and every step since the universe has got our backs.”

With all four of her children working in the shop and two artists flying in from over east, Hunt Street Ink has had an exciting start.

Newly tattooed local Aaden Stagg was one of the lucky few to get a tattoo on opening weekend from artist Ben Rigby

”I really enjoyed getting it, I’d been planning my tattoo for a while,” he said.

“It’s a great atmosphere there, I highly recommend anyone to go there.”

To contact the shop visit its Facebook page at Hunt Street Ink or call 9172 4418.

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