Black Sheep Tattoo Opens in Downtown Bismarck

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BISMARCK, ND - Downtown Bismarck is welcoming another business to the area.

Black Sheep Tattoo is now open for business and the owner has future plans up his sleeve for local tattoo lovers.

Working in a tattoo parlor is nothing new for Sampson Hurley. Owning his own tattoo shop is.

Hurley has five years under his belt in the industry. In August of 2019, he became the owner of Black Sheep Tattoo in downtown Bismarck.

"All my family and friends put in, you know, countless hours. And it was, it was from like nothing in here with a different floor to this in like just over three weeks," Hurley says.

His purple parlor, decorated in colorful art, features a special purple gum ball machine.

Clients can stop in, spin the machine, and get a surprise tattoo based on the color of their gum ball.

"Coming in and getting to see, you know, my vision come to life, it's pretty cool," he explains.

Hurley says he plans to hire a few more artists in the future.

Hurley is planning on hosting what he calls "Flash Fridays" every month to offer deals and get to know the community.

Black Sheep Tattoo is located at 208 East Broadway Avenue in Bismarck.