Last week one of our friends visited the construction site for the new studio.
She started asking us how old the building was and which direction the front door was facing. We had no idea she was a Fungshui master and that's not why we invited her.
For those who don't know what Fungshui is, Webster defines it as 'a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness.'
So, she started to do some unsolicited calculations on the place. Fungshui has come a long way because she literally busted out an app to do this.
The next day we got a call from her and she says, "You made a good choice. This place is great, it's got the right elements, your front desk is located in the right spot and it should be good for business."
I wanted to tell her, "You know a dance studio just went out of business here right?" I wonder what those people thought about the Fungshui.
And, that's definitely the sad part about taking over a vacant. You know someone had their heartbroken here. We found forms for their dance classes, they even left behind some mats and old CDs. It was almost like they didn't want to bring it with them to wherever they were going.
But, on the other hand, the good part about this is that it tells you nothing is guaranteed, which means we have the opportunity to do great things.
We were growing so fast at Yonge we weren't ready for everything. Hopefully, we've learned from our mistakes. So, if by right elements she meant an open layout, high ceilings, and great big windows to bring in natural light for tattooing, then we're in agreement.
And the front desk wasn't located there because it aligned with the stars, we worked night and day with #AnacletoDesigns to make sure the space will make our tattoos better.
Everything from the consultation area, to a brand new piercing room, and a clubhouse to bring our tattoo family closer together has been carefully thought out.
We hope you guys will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you. #findyourway #relocatingyongestudio