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Ina Vez came to Philadelphia Zoning for help opening up her permanent makeup and microblading academy in Northeast part of Philadelphia. As the bonafide tattoo & permanent makeup "zoners", Philadelphia Zoning was more than pumped for this project!   Ina has 19 years of experience in Philadelphia working for doctors and plastic surgeons performing microblading and other permanent makeup services. She is also one of only two American...

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We met Kelly Haney when she was operating her business out of a fellow artist's tattoo shop in Fishtown. Her business was rapidly expanding, so she was looking to branch out and operate out of her own space.   Tattoo shops, which are classified as "body art services" under the zoning code, are automatically prohibited when in 500 feet of a school or residential district. Because of this, special approval from...

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