Hinckley’s Viking-inspired tattoo parlour has closed down – but is already ‘under offer’

Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 29 September 2022

THE FORMER home of a Viking-inspired tattoo parlour which recently closed down in Hinckley town centre could soon be taken on by a new tenant, signs suggest.

Black Helm Tattoo has closed (Image: Vaughan Moore)

Black Helm Tattoo, which has been based on Regent Street for a year and a half – since April 2021 – has closed for good in order to move over to Atherstone.

The closure was made known through a sign posted to its front window, reading: “Black Helm Tattoo has moved to Atherstone! Previously ‘Original Sin’. 67 Station Street, CV9 1DB.”

Taking to Facebook on 20 September, a Black Helm Tattoo spokesperson confirmed the re-location.

They said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure building our business up in our home town of Hinckley! It’s time to move on and grow.

“Whilst Ben is ready to hang up his machines and enjoy some well needed time with his lovely wife Cheryl, from the 26th September we will be taking over Original Sin in Atherstone and turning it into Black Helm Tattoo, with the added touch of Kirsty doing piercings.

“We do hope to see your faces at our new studio. Thank you for all your continued support. We can not wait to start our new adventure.”

However, it doesn’t look like it will be sitting empty for much longer.

According to Station Road-based letting agents Wards, who are responsible for marketing the property, a new occupant may be showing interest in the space.

This is because an ‘under offer’ notice has appeared on the property listing on the official Wards website.

A property being placed “under offer” means that a potential buyer has made an acceptable offer to purchase it, but contracts have not yet been exchanged.

At the time of publication (Thursday, 29 September), there are no details on what the next lease of life for the space could be.

Black Helm moved into the former home of Hubbards Toy Cupboard shop, which specialised in toys for babies and young children. Hubbards closed in June 2020.

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