New ‘Viking-inspired’ town tattoo parlour now open and trading

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 April 2021

HINCKLEY’S NEWEST town tattoo parlour, Black Helm Tattoo, on Regent Street, have officially opened their doors.

The newly-refurbished tattoo parlour is now open (Supplied: Steve Sinner)

They completed their first appointment in the studio yesterday morning (14 April).

The Hinckley Free Press have learnt that Black Helm Tattoo is an independent venture, set up by Hinckley tattooist Steve Sinner, and his fiancé, Kirsty Hydon.

Steve and Kirsty settled on the idea of setting up a Viking-styled tattoo parlour ‘to bring something a little different’ to what is already out there.

The main room has now been completed and is now up and running, as tattoo parlours were given permission to trade through the eased lockdown restrictions, from 12 April.

The main studio (Supplied: Steve Sinner)

Sticking to the Viking theme, the waiting room sports two Viking chairs for clients to relax in whilst they wait for their appointments to go ahead.

The two Viking thrones in the waiting room (Supplied: Steve Sinner)

They are already taking bookings, but there is usually a two-month waiting list for appointments – news of the opening has spread so far around the town they are booked through the entire month of April.

Steve is a Hinckley man himself, with six years of experience inside of the parlour, where he truly puts the “Ink” into ‘Inkleh residents, when they pay for their appointments, of course.

Steve spoke on his experience and why he wanted to make the move on over to a more prominent unit in Hinckley.

He said: “I previously had a small studio above Jets Barbers, and I was ready to take on bigger and better. Regent Street is a good and busy location to be able to do this.

“I have been tattooing for six years and have fantastic clients that have became friends. I have always found the people of Hinckley to be patient and supportive.”

They have now launched social media profiles on Facebook and Instagram which are up and running, but whilst they have purchased their website, it is still under construction.

Their Facebook page can be found here, where appointments can be arranged by sending them a message.

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