South Shields tattoo studio moving to new home after winning planning permission

A tattoo studio in South Shields has won permission to move to a new premises.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 1:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th December 2019, 10:47 am
‘The Workshop,’ Frederick Street, South Shields. Picture c/o Google Streetview (2018)

Earlier this year, applicant Valonia Tattoos lodged proposals with South Tyneside Council.

The business is based at 14b Frederick Street, Laygate, but applied to set up shop in a vacant space less than a mile away.

The building at 66-68 Frederick Street was last occupied by ‘The Workshop’ and specialised in gates, railings and ironwork.

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Following public consultation, South Tyneside Council planners approved the move on Friday, December 13.

Proposed opening hours at the new shop space include Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

However, the business is expected to close on Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

A council decision report reads: “Within Frederick Street shopping centre, we will seek to consolidate retail and commercial premises into a more sustainable, compact and viable core.

“The proposal will bring a vacant unit back into use.”

Council planners added they had no concerns about extra noise or traffic from the proposals.

And a statement from Valonia Tattoos, posted on social media, states the firm will relocate from January 1, 2020.