Ionia City Planning Commission approves new tattoo shop

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After more than an hour of discussion on the topic at Wednesday’s meeting, the Ionia City Planning Commission approved Caged Mermaid, a new home tattoo shop that will open “tomorrow!” according owner Jessica Rich.

Rich is opening the tattoo shop in her home at 921 Hackett in Ionia. The commission discussed the issue and questioned Rich, eventually determining that the shop was an acceptable use of the property.