Dave Sinard has so many tattoos on his body that he's lost count. So it might make sense that he's the owner of the newest tattoo shop on Monroe Road, BodyArt By Dave. With modern furniture and red-splashed walls adorned with simple art, his goal of providing "something upscale and nice" is evident. "I wanted people to come in and feel like they're at home," he says. "The stigma is that we're all rough people, but actually there are a lot of good people in this business." Sinard dubs his shop as "Charlotte's Best Body Art" because he "offers the best customer service. It's important to let people know we appreciate them for stopping by, customer or not."
Location: 10915 Monroe Road, Suite A
Hours: Monday--Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Contact: 704-846-6003, www.bodyartbydave.com