Storied tattoo shop stakes claim in Burnsville


Burnsville tattoo-shop owner Josh Arment was a little overcome when friends, city officials and Chamber of Commerce members came out April 26 to help him cut the ribbon on his new building.

The lineage of two world-famous tattoo artists runs through his shop, the Aloha Monkey. Its insignia proclaims Arment and his seven artists “Keepers of the Flame” and “Protectors of Tradition.”

After nearly two decades occupying rented space in a Nicollet Avenue strip mall, Arment staked his claim by buying and renovating an abandoned gas station next door. On April 26, the community helped him celebrate.

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