Plans have been submitted for a former florist shop in Lichfield to be converted into a tattoo studio.

The unit on Tudor Row was previously home to Secret Garden but has now been earmarked for a change of use.

If planning permission is granted, the shop would become a “private tattoo studio and art space”.

Details of the proposals are available on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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  1. Tattoo parlours & vape shops. This is the state of the British high street. Lichfield is becoming the same as every other town in the country, units filled with low-class rubbish.

  2. Nodge, who are you to decide what should or shouldn’t be on our high streets? I thought it was down to supply and demand.

  3. Lichfield folk are very lucky to have such an amazing renowned artist in the city! It’s not going to be a street shop with every Tom Dick and Harry hanging outside, it’s a very stylish private studio.
    I wish her all the best for the future :)

  4. Not supply and demand or we would not have take away after take away what happend to no more than ten percent of shops in area can be selling same

  5. There are two other tattoo studios in the town centre and to my knowledge one other in the Lichfield District so nowhere near 10%. Tattoo studios have moved on in the last 10-15 years and are safe, creative and will bring trade to the city; people now travel across the country to see renowned tattoo artists. In terms of supply and demand, we do have multiple takeaways in Lichfield (probably as close to the 10% as possible) but it doesn’t make economical sense for them to occupy a city centre position – why would you put a takeaway on Tudor Row where there is not even a road outside? Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing the new studio open and I wish them all the best – life is hard for a lot of people at the moment; especially self-employed tattoo artists, lets not make it any harder?

  6. Exciting stuff…. nice to have another shop/parlour to join the team… its not easy with Lockdowns and bills that still need to be paid but I’m sure another skilled tattooist will do fine – wish you lots of good luck

  7. I find it strange that people are complaining about a tattoo parlour in the planning stage of occupying an empty shop. Would they prefer empty shops? As previously mentioned, it will bring trade into Lichfield’s unique smaller businesses. I disagree with a previous comment “This proposal will completely ruin the Ambience of Tudor Row”. People do not get tattooed outside. The ambience of empty shops affects the ambience of Tudor Row. We need more empty shops filled with a variety of businesses.

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