Two new businesses, one selling vintage clothing and jewellery and the other a tattoo studio, have opened up under one roof in Daventry.
The Nevermore Tattoo Parlour and Pieces of the Past have opened in Brook Street, Daventry, and are looking to bring something new to the town centre.
Pieces of the Past will be selling a wide range of vintage clothing and handmade accessories while Nevermore Tattoo Parlour will offer a wide range of hand drawn, custom- made tattoos.
Paula Marsden, who runs Pieces of the Past alongside Alex Leighton, said: “We wanted to offer something very different.
“I really like Daventry, it is very reminiscent of a seaside town and we all saw the building which had been empty for the last year and just fell in love with it.
“It was important to offer something different in Daventry rather than people travelling to Northampton.
“Daventry is very much a growing town and there is a lot of regeneration going on so it was just the perfect match to set up something like this. It is two things that go together.”
Dan Barren, responsible for Nevermore Tattoo Parlour, already had a strong client base in the town.
He said: “I used to work at Daventry Ink and it was great but what I really wanted to do something on my own and hence why we have set up here.
“I had this client base and didn’t want to go much further afield because we’d have lost the regular customers.
“We have tried to create an atmosphere that is quite comfortable, not like some tattoo parlours you see that look like a doctor’s surgery, we wanted something really nice and relaxed.
“This is especially important as some people come in for tattoos and are very nervous.”
The stores have only been open since Wednesday last week but are already proving popular.
Mr Barren added: “It has gone very well, there are a lot of people very interested in what we have got here.
“I am booked up with appointments at the moment, so we are really happy.”