In a unanimous vote by the town's Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) this week, the application to provide tattoo services by Edward and Lisa Alberino was approved.
This was the second go-around for the Alberino's who own
"I was holding back tears of joy," said applicant Edward Alberino. "It was a tremendous feeling. My tattoo artist and his wife were tearing up also. I love this town and I can not say enough about the (PZC) board. They were so fair. We will be a first class place."
Although not necessary and not demanded by the PZC, the Alberino's agreed that there will be no exterior signage advertising tattoo services at his business.
"The PZC did not force this on me, I agreed," said Edward Alberino. "I don't want to offend anyone in town."
The Alberino's because the town's zoning regulations allowed for a tattoo parlor or services by special exception permit only. The PZC agreed that since it is 2012, maybe some changes in the wording of the old regulations were due a review.
The application also brought out - both for and against the services during several public hearings on the subject.
The PZC changed the wording of the regulation in April to allow for tattoo services in town.
The Alberino's re-submitted an application to allow for tattoo services in their building. The service will be conducted in a private room down the hall from the hair salon.
Edward Alberino says he plans to open for business in about two weeks.