“You can never put on makeup here again, like ever.”
Was this a commitment I was willing to make? As I walked in through the doors of Taste of Ink (1325 River St. #113, Plains), my hands were slightly shaking. I have wanted to get my nose pierced for years but never had the guts to follow through. Throughout my life, I have always been a tattoo girl. I have dabbled in piercings before, but I have had both a tongue and belly button piercing come to a tragic end. Needless to say, I was a little uneasy about this decision.
As soon as I walked into the shop, I was greeted by a room full of smiling faces. I was introduced to the owners Casey Cavello and Corrine Phillips, the shop manager, Frank Polumbo, two artists, Jenn O’Hop and Bob Shock, and the piercer who was about to take my nose virginity, Nick Cerulli.
Everyone was so friendly, and after a few introductions and small talk, they showed me around. The shop was well organized, and the décor was eclectic and hip and gave off a great vibe. I went into the piercing area and climbed up on the seat. Nick told me everything about the piercing – how to care for it, what to do and not do, and then he let me pick out my jewelry. I chose a dainty little sparkler for my left nostril. We talked the whole time, and before I knew it, it was over. It was really quick and painless.
I really recommend this shop. They give all military a 40 percent discount all the time on all piercings and tattoos. They also have a great event coming up on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. They are hosting a pet adoption for the nonprofit LCPO (Luzerne County Pitbull Owners).
Anyone who adopts a pet during the drive will be given a certificate for a free tattoo. If you are unable to adopt, you can still help by scheduling an appointment during the benefit. A portion of all sales for tattoos and piercings scheduled will go to the charity. There will be live acoustic entertainment provided by The Black Diamond and members of Goodbye Soundscape.
If you are in the market for some new body art, I can’t think of a better opportunity to get an appointment on the books. The shop can be reached at 570.235.1398 and they are open Tuesday through Thursday 1 p.m.-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.-10 p.m.