Carving out fun for October

From the left is Katie Palmer, Jessica Poole and Stuart Ridgel.

From the left is Katie Palmer, Jessica Poole and Stuart Ridgel.

It’s that time again, the time of pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice and pumpkin carving. On Oct. 18 The Winchester Tattoo Company hosted its monthly art night. The theme was Halloween, since Halloween is just around the corner. The art night started in August and the idea camefrom Stuart Ridgel, Jessica Poole, two Southeastern alumni, and Katie Palmer.

The Winchester Tattoo Company is located on West Pine Street in downtown Ponchatoula. The business opened on Jan. 8, 2016 by Ridgel, who majored in business administration at Southeastern, Poole, who majored in business management, and Palmer who had been doing tattoo designs for 5 years.

The Owners Ridgel, Poole and Palmer wanted a way to connect with their community and look for talented artists in the area.

Richard Hart, another tattoo artist who had been doing tattoos for 17 years, agreed that it was a great idea.

“I’ve been doing this for awhile now and this is great way to meet up with fellow artist,” said Hart.

Ridgel said that it was a way to bring the community together and a way to get to know each other.

“It’s a great thing I feel we are doing, plus I love Halloween,” said Ridgel.

The setting was decorated with pumpkins and carved bats for Halloween with spooky music played in the background.

The night followed with different and unique styles from people from the community. The amount of people that showed up was small but they were able to make the best of it.

“This is something that we plan to continue in the future,” Ridgel said. “We just want to continue to get the word out.”

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