Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty doesn’t have a tattoo.
But while cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of evolvInk at 2 Lackawanna Place, Dougherty said getting one down the line was a possibility.
And evolvInk might be the place where it gets done. The studio itself is bright and clean and has a series of features designed to future cast trends. The owners believe their studio is what a tattoo studio should be today and tomorrow.
“We like to look at the studio as being from 2020,” Co-owner Steven Eliasof said.
According to Eliasof, who lives in Wyckoff, evolvInk delivers a fresh vision on the modern tattoo studio in order to set the pace in an industry that has leapt into the spotlight in recent years. Eliasof said their studio specializes in custom designs, reworks, touch-ups as well as body piercing and jewelry.
“We feel it is a long time coming for a tattoo studio to raise the bar and break the mold,” Eliasof said. “With tattoos and body piercings being one of the fastest growing industries we hope more tattoo shops and operators will raise their game to provide the highest level of products and services as every other industry must do to compete and raise their game to provide the highest level of products and services as every other industry may do to compete and meet the demands of its clients.”
Michael Holub, evolvInk’s other owner has been the owner of First Place Tattoos in Hackettstown for the past 15 years. His passion for the artistry and design and personalized attention to each client is something he plans on carrying over to his new Morristown studio.
“In the past, merely getting a tattoo was enough to set a person apart. Today, with the prevalence of tattoos artists need to push the boundaries of imagination, inks and techniques to outpace the herd,” Holub said. “At evolvInk we are dedicated to setting that pace. With experience, creativity and innovation we separate ourselves from the usual.”
As for Dougherty, no ink for the mayor on Tuesday.
“Lets see after the election,” Dougherty said. “Maybe after Nov. 5.”