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Alley Cat Ink Tattoo Studio and Shop now in Plassey Street Penarth

Alley Cat Ink Penarth Necessary Evil DressHaving settled in to their new premises in Plassey Street, Penarth’s own tattoo studio Alley Cat Ink is gearing up for a busy Christmas.

“We are very pleased that the new shop has been so well received by our customers both old and new,” say the owners, husband and wife team Justin and Christina Witney.

As well as providing tattooing and ear piercing, Alley Cat Ink is now selling some interesting and individual clothes and jewellery.

“We are stocking a range of women’s wear from a company called Necessary Evil. We have a selection of their 1940s and 50s style dresses in stock at the moment and they are getting a very positive reaction from customers of all ages,” says Christina.

“We are trying to use local companies where possible, so we were very pleased when we found a Sully-based company called Preschool Punk. They have created a range of alternative T-shirts for children that are available from 0 to 3 months through to 9 years. Some of the designs are based on fairytale stories and some are simple punk slogans. There will be a small Christmas range and they also produce bibs and hats for babies.”

The Iron Fist range of clothing has arrived so there is now some menswear and a selection of women’s wear available.

“We have some lovely jewellery. Our first company is the Cardiff-based Shottle Bop and they produce apothecary-style necklaces and earrings. We currently have a range of their bestselling necklaces but they can be ordered to customer specifications, no matter how bizarre!

“We are also selling Tidal Dream Creations jewellery,” says Christina. “This is a Penarth-based company created by local artist Bea Roberts. Bea hand-makes the jewellery herself using hemp and recycled materials such as paper and drink cans. The jewellery is Fair Trade and we can take custom orders.”

“The tattoo business is going from strength to strength in the new shop,” says Justin. “The new location has made it much easier for people to find us. It also has a much brighter, airier and fresher feel.

“We’re a very relaxed studio and we’re always happy to advise on anything tattoo-related, from help with designs to questions about the procedures. First timers don’t have anything to fear – no matter what their age or their knowledge of tattooing, we’ll advise them the best we can.”

Looking for a Christmas present for a tattooed loved one? Alley Cat Ink gift vouchers are available for the tattoo side as well as the rest of the shop.

Opening times

Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday Closed

Alley Cat Ink Tattoo Studio and Shop

Plassey Street Penarth

Tel: 029 2019 5017


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