‘Smart’ designs at tattoo studio

Jason Lane at his tattoo studio, Black Dog Tattoos, on Steeley Lane in Chorley

Jason Lane at his tattoo studio, Black Dog Tattoos, on Steeley Lane in Chorley

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A Chorley tattooist is using a ‘smart’ initiative to launch his new business venture.

Jason Lane, from Coppull, has opened a tattoo studio on Steeley Lane, and has adapted a stylish approach to attract customers – a waistcoat and tie.

Jason, who has trained in the business for two years, said: “I think it’s important to look smart in any job, and people realise you’re professional if you dress well.

“I also feel that you do a better job when you’re smartly dressed.”

Jason named his shop, Black Dog Tattoos, after a Led Zeppelin song, along with the fact he has a black dog of his own.

He says his favourite tattoo is of an Iron Maiden album cover, Aces High.

“I have about 20 tattoos,” he said. “And I absolutely love the job.

“I’ve been drawing all my life, and have always been artistic, so tattoos are just a different medium for that.”

Before starting his training in Preston, Jason worked as a landscape gardener, drawing designs for patios.

He said: “The weather made me want to change my career path, the winters were just getting colder and wetter.

“This is a job which I can do all year round.”

At the moment, Jason is a tattooist, using stencils on the skin, but aspires to be a fully-fledged tattoo artist one day.

“I’ve done hundreds of tattoos over the past couple of years,” he said. “And I’ve had quite a few bookings for the new shop.”

To book an appointment, call 07985 561644.