PLANNING BOARD INKS OK FOR TATTOO SHOP

turtle-sorrentinoGuiseppe “Turtle” Sorrentino plans on firing up his tattoo needle in Red Bank within the next three weeks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Guiseppe “Turtle” Sorrentino has long wanted to own a tattoo parlor in Red Bank, but strict regulations put that plan on the shelf for the near 20 years he’s been working a needle.

The recent move of a business out of a small strip mall on Newman Springs Road — the only zone a tattoo shop is allowed in town — opened the door for Sorrentino to fulfill his goal.

With the approval of the planning board Monday night to change the use from business to tattooing at 168 Newman Springs Road, the ink will start flowing within the next three months, the Asbury Park native told redbankgreen.

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