Clinton Will Have Its First Tattoo Shop

Alberino's Ink, LLC was approved and will open in about two weeks.


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.

Jim Braun June 14, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Ah yes the 70's and 80's. I have a different view of that era. I have pictures of me and what I was wearing and want to forget it. Great, nobody had tattoos but look at what they had on. I think you should look at older clips, such as from the turn of the century. All the men wore button down shirts, jackets, and hats, even to baseball games in the heat of the summer. And the women in those ankle length dresses and big hats. Now I'm getting all misty that will never come back in my lifetime. Come to think of it, they were so covered up (even at the beach) that they may have been tattooed from neck to toe.
CBarden June 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
We’ve probably crossed paths a few times, maybe I was the person who held the door open for you or paused on RT. 1 to let you pull out of Liberty St., my husband may have helped you reach for a high item on a shelf at the store or picked up an item you accidentally dropped while you were in a hurry. Not once would you have judged me because of my tattoos. They are typically covered, and I don’t for a second think that I’m not beautiful or feminine because I have them. I’m not a person who engages in crime or risky behavior I actually spend a minimum of 40 hrs a week keeping youth safe and away from drugs and alcohol. My husband, who has tattoos that are regularly exposed also works with children and is kind, decent, sensitive and everything that your posts suggests he shouldn’t be. I for one and happy to be living today, where people aren’t always quick to judge you based on your appearance, but get to know you as an individual. I enjoy my current “utopia” where I feel comfortable in my own skin, and not ashamed to be myself…regardless of how I do my hair, makeup, or any artwork I choose to show. I’m hoping our utopia continues to grow and the narrow minded people begin to see how unfair it is to judge over 24% of the US population between the ages of 18-50. My family might not have tattoos, or even agree with them, but they would never say that we weren’t decent, caring, beautiful people. They are proud of us for who we are, not how we look.
patricia ames June 14, 2012 at 07:38 PM
GOOD GRIEF!! I grew up on the Connecticut shoreline in the 60's and 70's you must have been someplace else?
patricia ames June 14, 2012 at 07:41 PM
FYI-- I don't have a tattoo, but should I change my mind about that, I am glad to have an upscale friendly venue to change that for me.
Hester Prynne June 15, 2012 at 06:38 PM
How about a grand opening special on "Vin" tattoos? FYI...Vin.....it's new tattoo parlor...not...platform. ..Go post on the appropriate article. Best of Luck to the Alberinos!!


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