Blue Light Body Art opens with new name on Main in Hays
By CRISTINA JANNEY
A longtime tattoo and entire body piercing studio in Hays has moved and reopened below a new name downtown.
Just after 15 many years on the corner of Vine and Eighth streets, Sore Loser Tattoo moved to 1008 Key and reopened as Blue Gentle Body Artwork.
Chris Norris, owner, ordered the building two a long time in the past. The building expected intensive get the job done to the roof, as well as inside reworking. Norris installed hardwood flooring on both equally floors. The studio was last but not least in a position to open in the transformed setting up on Jan. 21.
Norris said his inspiration at the rear of the go was improved foot site visitors.
“Eighth and Vine is a terrific locale for a huge amount of enterprises. Everybody going by at 35 mph, they were not seriously stopping to choose a glimpse close to,” Norris claimed.
“I’ve been striving to get downtown for several yrs. All the things fell into spot. … I have normally loved downtown Hays, and I needed to be element of it.”
He stated he is keen to be associated in the Hays Arts Center’s quarterly art walks. Numerous of the tattoo artists who get the job done in the studio are Fort Hays Point out University art graduates.
The new title is in honor of the legend of Hays’ Blue Gentle Woman. The legend states the Blue Mild Girl is the ghost of Elizabeth Polly, who died of cholera whilst tending people through an outbreak in 1867. Her ghost is claimed to look in the space of Sentinel Hill where by she is buried.
The studio has 3 piercers and four tattoo artists.
Tattoo and piercing providers will remain the similar. Tattoo artists will be performing on the 2nd flooring and piercers on the initially ground. However, the studio has a room on the floor flooring that can be used for tattooing if accessibility is an challenge.
Norris stated he is expanding his piercing jewellery to involve much more gold items. The studio is carrying 14kt. and 18kt. gold with options for yellow, white or rose gold, as very well as parts with legitimate gemstones.
The studio will carry on to have its implant-quality titanium parts.
Blue Mild will keep the hours it had at its former site — midday to 6 p.m. Tuesdays by Saturdays.
Reservations are inspired, but stroll-ins are welcome. You can arrive at the studio at 785-621-4969.
Norris mentioned he is still in the procedure of transforming the studio’s Fb and website to reflect the new identify. You can abide by Blue Light-weight on Instagram.