Art for the Body
Some of the most creative businesses we've produced Google Business View virtual tours for over the years have been tattoo studios. The creative flair of tattoo artists seems to flow naturally into the surroundings in which they practice their skills.
Step inside FHT Bathgate and it feels as if you're arrived at an art gallery. All around are framed prints of intricate and creative designs, accompanied by display cabinets of jewellery and huge flash racks displaying hundreds of designs.
And dominating this stylish reception is a huge picture of a woman and tiger above the fireplace - another eye-catching picture blown up from a tattoo image.
Faith Hope Tattoos
An established tattoo studio for over 17 years, the business changed hands and name around 4 years ago, re-launching as FHT Bathgate (Faith, Hope, Tattoos). Recent decoration has transformed the building to give it a fresh, bright and imaginative interior.
The clean white walls and customer desk which greet you as you enter are beautifully offset by contrasting surfaces painted in a bold peacock blue.
Behind this area are four tattoo booths and a piercing studio, giving plenty of space for the creativity to continue beyond the front of the shop. In addition to the many framed pictures, we also discovered a dinosaur head, skulls, horror posters and religious sculptures. Huge windows offering a view into each booth emphasise the feeling of light and space throughout.
With a variety of tattooists working here, you can choose from specialists in styles which include traditional, neo traditional, freehand, custom and realism. And if you want to know what the artists look like, photos of some of them can be seen to the right of the door which leads to the booths.
If you arrive at FHT feeling undecided about what you want for your tattoo, you certainly won't be for long.
This is a place bursting with body art inspiration.
Find F H T Bathgate at 46 Hopetoun Street, Bathgate, West Lothian EH48 4EU. Tel 01506 654442. Look them up on Facebook
Date: 07 October 2016
Author: The 360 Company