SETTING THESAURUS

TATTOO PARLOR



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Neon signage out front
A seating area with a TV for waiting guests
Coat racks
Tattoo portfolios
Artwork on the walls
Original artwork for sale (ceramic pieces, paintings, jewelry, metal art, etc.)
Promotional merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, plaques, and decals
Hanging mirrors
A drawing area consisting of tables, sketchpads, pens and pencils, paints, and markers
A reception counter
A break room
Curtained-off rooms that reflect each tattoo artist’s personality via décor, memorabilia, pictures, artwork choices, and colors
Licenses posted on the wall
Clients reclining in chairs or beds
Tattoo sketches tacked to the wall
Disposable gloves in a box
Tattoo machines and a tray of inks and ink caps, needles, towels, thermal papers with tattoo stencils on them, ointments, and bandages
A headband magnifier
Adjustable lights
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