GRAFTON — The
village Plan Commission Tuesday approved adding tattoo and body
piercing parlors to the list of conditional uses allowed in
Grafton's downtown district. The decision pertained to the village's
list of allowed uses in general, not a particular property or
business, though the discussion was triggered by a potential
business application. Two men interested in opening a tattoo parlor
attended the Plan Commission meeting.
Jessica Wolff said at the meeting they were interested in a
particular property currently vacant in downtown, but further
details on the location will not be available until an application
piercing parlors were added as a conditional use, not a
permitted-by-right use, so any such business will need to go through
conditional permitting through the Plan Commission.
One of the men
at the meeting, Frederick Meyer, spoke briefly about why he wanted
to open a business in Grafton. He currently manages a tattoo parlor
in West Bend, where he said they have many customers from southern
Ozaukee County because there are no local options. He and his
apprentice served in the military together, and would now like to go
into business for themselves.