Gettysburg, PA – Local business Chrome Gardens Body Arts Studio, located at 147 York St., Gettysburg, is celebrating it's 20 year anniversary on July 15th, 2014.
Established in July 1994, Chrome Gardens was founded by owner Stacy K. McCleaf, who recognized the area's need for a true professional body arts studio that would offer both high quality custom tattoos as well as precise body piercing. Recently, Chrome Gardens expanded it's services by also offering tattoo removals.
Bearing witness to the explosion of the tattoo industry over the past two decades, Chrome Gardens distinguished itself in 2012 by becoming the area's first private tattoo studio, requiring appointments for all tattoos and piercings. Stacy remains booked solidly for appointments months in advance, drawing clients from every corner of the United States and all over the world.
“After 18 solid years of Chrome Gardens being a public 'street shop', serving well over 100,000 clients, I'd really wanted to concentrate on the large scale Japanese tattoos that are my passion”, says Stacy. She adds, “Chrome Gardens had hosted more than a dozen talented tattoo artists over the 18 years we were a public studio, but now there over 800 tattoo studios in Pennsylvania alone. In 1994, tattoo studios had to be more 'one-size-fits-all' to be successful and practically were required to offer walk-in appointments, which required keeping a stable of artists at the ready. Thankfully, these days there are enough people getting tattooed, and people tattooing, for Chrome Gardens to graduate to the next level.”
Winning dozens of tattoo awards in national tattoo conventions, having her tattoos featured in countless tattoo magazines, appearing on television and several published books on tattooing and tattoo design, Stacy McCleaf's 25 year career is a testament to her talent and determination. Her commitment to providing Gettysburg with a world-class tattoo experience has made Chrome Gardens the area's premier body arts studio for the last 20 years.