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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Inks First Tattoo at New Shop

Emily Ness
Updated: December 28, 2019 10:41 PM

The first tattoo got inked Saturday by a new pop-up tattoo shop coming to Miller Hill Mall Jan. 2nd-28th. The shop, called The Lost Cove, will be run by celebrity tattoo artist, Travis Ross and his friends, Aaron Larson and Jacob Tout.

“A tattoo pop-up is fairly new,” Ross, from MTV’s "How Far is Tattoo Far?” TV show said. “There’s only one other person that I know who has done anything close to it, so to be in a mall and be a pop up is a first in our industry and it’s pretty cool.”

Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, Ross said that he is thrilled to come back to his home state for the purpose of this pop-up shop.

“It’s huge for me, it’s huge for my family. It’s a dream come true to be honest,” Ross said.

The shop will feature a rotating crew of artists from around the country, as well as, merchandise—some of which was created in partnership with Duluth Pack.

“We ended up starting a whole apparel line—teamed up with Duluth Pack, teamed up with Unfollow Club out of Los Angeles for sunglasses and a few different tattoo artists as well for t-shirts and now we have a full private collection,” Ross said.

Other merchandise will include a tattoo product line called Ink Alchemy for taking care of tattoos both during and after they are done.

Duluth, Minnesota is The Lost Cove's second stop on a tour of cities around the world. While they are here, they plan to make the most of it by welcoming families in with kid friendly tattoos and taking walk in’s and appointments.

“Every Saturday, we’re doing walk-in Saturdays where you can come in, sign in and get a small little piece. We’re expecting pretty big lines though so people might want to get here a little bit early,” Ross said.

On January 25th, the shop will host a tattooing event for veterans.

“Veterans can come in and pick from a sheet. It’s going to be a flat rate tattoo. Myself and one other tattooer will probably be banging them out that day and we’ll have some military and navy themed tattoos—air force themed tattoos and also some old Sailor Jerry style military tattoos as well,” Ross said.

In addition to The Lost Cove, Ross and his friends own a production company called Leave a Mark Productions. Currently, they are working on a traveling tattoo show that encompasses the history and politics of tattooing in different countries.


Emily Ness

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