Shop Construction

Hello Friends! So Black Gate Tattoo Studio has pretty much been our baby for the last year or so, it evolved from Cody’s desire to start his own shop and with stolen late nights here and there spent working on various aspects, it’s finally becoming a reality! We thought we’d share some of the progress on the construction of the shop with the world. This picture (above) is the first time we entered the shop, it had been used for storage for a number of years but it showed lots of potential. We fell in love with the high ceilings and tons of natural light. In this shot (below) you can get a sense of all the work that has been done for us! It was quite a job getting the space empty, and there were a number of things that needed to be done to get the walls and ceilings ready since it had been vacant for so long.

As you can see the shop has come along way! Our landlords are super helpful and have been doing a great job of getting the space prepped to our specifications. We are getting closer to completion on a daily basis and the next step in the journey is a big, slightly nerve wracking one: Paint!

Portland Tattoo Expo | October 13-15th

The Black Gate Team will be taking walk-ups at the Portland Tattoo Expo, which will be held at the Portland Expo Center. For more information on the Portland Expo, visit their website!