We had the good fortune of connecting with 27 Tattoo Studio Apryl and Anthony Triana and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi 27 Tattoo Studio, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Our thought process behind starting our own business was to create a safe space for artists and clients. We wanted to open a tattoo shop that felt like home when you entered. We wanted the clients to feel welcome and I wanted a place where artists could be themselves and feel appreciated while also working in an inspiring environment.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are a fully custom tattoo studio in Downtown Phoenix. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, quality tattooing and a safe space for all. What sets us apart from other shops is our well rounded team, attention to detail and our efforts to give back to a community that has supported us for 10+ years. We have heard time and time again that our shop is very unique from layout, to the way you’re treated when you walk in the door, to when you leave with a custom tattoo you are super happy with! We want our clients to not only be happy with their tattoo, but the whole experience behind it. We have built our great reputation on those customer experiences. We’ve learned a lot along the way and are always trying to improve our space to break the stigma of the typical intimidating setting of a tattoo shop.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As Vegan owners, we would definitely recommend our guests do a Vegan food tour! There is a long list of great local Vegan restaurants to eat at. Some of our favorites are Earth, Coronado, Giving Tree, Vegan House, Whyld Ass and Green/Nami. Due to the Pandemic, we’ve been doing take out or delivery only, but hopefully that can change soon! There’s also some cute vintage shops such as The Vintage Arizona!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We are so thankful to have the support of many returning clients over the years, new ones and also a group of very talented artists to share our space with! We couldn’t do it without the support of our community, families, customers and crew.

Website: 27tattoo.com

Instagram: @27tattoostudio_phx

Twitter: @27tattoostudio

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