IT'S exciting news for former clients of Tyson Evans, a well-known tattooist who moved to Adelaide, with the opening of his new studio in Gladstone, Black Dagger Tattoo.
The 25-year-old, with friend and trainee tattooist Dan Carmichael, have opened the shop on Roseberry St.
Owner of Gladstone piercing business ModScene, which is now closed, Dion Jacobi will also operate from Black Dagger Tattoo.
Dan and Tyson are Gladstone born and bred.
Tyson has a wide client base, having previously owned a tattoo studio in Gladstone, so former clients will be excited to see him set up shop in town again.
Dan, who is Tyson's apprentice, said he could not have a better mentor showing him the ropes.
"I've already learnt a lot from him," Dan said.
"He has so much experience and he is becoming really popular so it's good to learn under someone like him."
While the prospect of opening a new business could be daunting, the pair is confident the business will take off.
"The studio is in a good spot and we have done a lot of work on it," Dan said.
"The building had some carpet so we ripped all of that up and painted the flooring underneath black.
"We painted the walls white so it has that nice balance.
The studio is at 31 Roseberry St.