I first spoke with Golden Phoenix Tattoo co-owner Brandie West one year ago as she and her husband Jason prepared to open Madison’s newest tattoo shop. They had a vision for a shop that was family-friendly, comfortable, and non-intimidating and that offered tattoo and piercing services that were top-notch in product and experience.
One year later, West carries an excitement that is contagious. Golden Phoenix Tattoo in Madison is thriving, with plans now underway to open another shop in Boaz later this year.
“Growing this shop has looked like growing a family,” shares West. “The reception from the Madison community has been so positive. This has confirmed to us that Madison was the right place to open this shop.”
HIRING FULL-TIME ARTIST
Because Golden Phoenix’s first-year expectations have been exceeded, they are thrilled to be hiring a full-time, tenured tattoo artist to join their family.
“We don’t have co-workers; We have family members. This is important to us to maintain the shop’s morale,” shares West.
West says that this artist must have a robust skill set, a personable personality for working with clientele, and someone who is generally a team player.
Something else unique to this shop and the job opening: the applicant must feel comfortable with kids hanging around the job. The West family has eight of them, who are frequently coming and going at Golden Phoenix.
Sweetheart Special: February 18th, 2023
One of Golden Phoenix’s biggest blowout opportunities that they offer just a few times a year is their flash specials! Their next event will be a “Sweetheart Special” event on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. This entire day will be dedicated to offering predesigned non-color tattoos for $35 each.
These tattoos are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and no appointment is necessary.
West says that Golden Phoenix will begin putting names on the list at noon and continue adding names of those interested in this flash sale until 8 p.m. She says that her artists often work until 2 a.m. ensuring that everyone is served who wants a flash sale tattoo.
“We’ve been applauded for our organization of these events,” shares West. “We always have a really great turn-out.”
West says their artists specially design these flash sales tattoos just for Golden Phoenix clients and that all designs are uniquely chosen for each of these special events.
An apprentice piercer will also be on-site during the sweetheart sale! West explains that Golden Phoenix will offer special pricing on this day only, with piercings for $15-$35.
In addition to the potential hiring of a new artist and the February sweetheart sale, Golden Phoenix is also hosting a fun raffle opportunity!
Between now and February 18th, Golden Phoenix will be selling raffle tickets for two different drawings. The first raffle has a prize of $100 towards the tattoo of your choice, with tickets being sold for $5 each.
The second raffle has a prize of a full-day tattoo session with co-owner Jason West, which is valued at $700! These raffle tickets are $25 each.
Purchasing raffle tickets is easy. Simply send a message to the Golden Phoenix Facebook page and include your name, email address, and phone number. Please also include which raffle ticket you’d like to purchase and how many.
West will then send you an invoice. Once the invoice is paid, you’ll be added to the raffle list!
The winners will be drawn during a Facebook Live event, though you do not need to watch the Live event to win.
In conclusion, West says that she and Jason are thankful for a year of happy clients and can’t wait to meet new clients this year, many of whom she says are getting tattoos for the first time.
“Many are intimidated by what they imagine the experience of getting a tattoo to be, but it warms our hearts to hear that their first experience was a positive one. We like setting the bar high!”
To read more about the custom tattoo process at Golden Phoenix, click here.
To read more about getting a piercing at Golden Phoenix, click here.
GOLDEN PHOENIX TATTOO CO.
7449 US-72 W, Unit D, Madison, AL 35758
HOURS OF OPERATIONS: Monday – Saturday 2-9 p.m.
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