TLC celeb opens tattoo shop in Troy
Posted by: Melanie Chapman
Published on: August 18th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Just a week ago, the Capital Region welcomed yet another tattoo parlor to the area. However, there is something in particular about this shop’s owner that may earn it some immediate respect.
Back in 2011, Jessica Gahring made her reality debut as shop manager at Wooster Street Social Club — the tattoo parlor featured in TLC’s NY Ink. And just a few months ago, she appeared as a celebrity guest at the First Annual Saratoga Tattoo Expo. Now, the Vestal native and Russell Sage grad has returned to the area to open her very own shop — Ms. Dixie’s Tattoo and Pin Up Parlour, located at 784 Pawling Avenue in Troy.
Ms. Dixie’s has featured specials all week long, including Rose Wednesday and Tat(two)sday. Additionally, 50 helium balloons were let loose on opening day, five of which contained tattoo coupons. It is not known whether all five discount-laden balloons have been found, so keep your eyes peeled if you happen to be in the area.
If you wish to keep up to date with Ms. Dixie’s specials, then you’ll have to follow them on Facebook, as they do not have an official website as of yet.
It’s sort of cool to have one of these celebrity tattoo artists open up shop right in our area, don’t you think? Have you been considering some new ink? If so, do you think you’ll give Gahring’s new shop a shot?