Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Since his first studio opened in 1994, owner Joe Cool has seen more than a few famous faces pass through the doors of his shop. Athletes, musicians, and actors are among the clientele attracted to Voodoo Tattoo by its talented artists and hospital-grade sterilization practices. Clients can decorate their bodies with tattoos in black and grayscale, or opt for a brightly colored design to make a statement or distract parents from other, less noticeable tattoos. A piercing specialist with eight years of experience ornaments earlobes, nostrils, and other extremities with high-quality jewelry.