For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI), along with city officials, MACCI board members, and ambassadors, continued to promote growth in the community with two recent ribbon cuttings: those for Java Junction and Out of the Blue Tattoo.
Java Junction celebrates grand opening
Java Junction, located inside Dairy Queen South at 1600 S. Roddis Ave. in Marshfield, cut the ribbon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in conjunction with its Grand Opening Celebration. Owner Laura Cooper was happy to introduce the new venture within the community and announced that Java Junction offers Boom Brothers coffee and Torani Syrups to customers with drive-thru options and year-round service. Java Junction offers free Wi-Fi for those that would like to sit and enjoy a refreshing coffee or latte along with Otis Spunkmeyer muffins in the updated dining area or on the relaxing patio.
Out of the Blue focuses on defying stigma of tattoo industry
Although the shop is called Out of the Blue Tattoo, careful planning went into its creation. Artist Jason Humphrey long dreamt of running his own tattoo shop. Motivated by the encouragement of his many clients, Humphrey and a partner began looking at retail space. They originally considered a location in Stevens Point or Wausau, but after not finding an attractive option, they chose their current location at 108 W. Second St. in Marshfield. Ironically, this felt just like home to Humphrey as he apprenticed at New Life Ink, the space’s former tenant.
Out of the Blue Tattoo is a professionally owned and operated tattoo shop, priding itself on being a fully-insured, state- and county-inspected, clean, newly remodeled facility that offers a relaxing, no-stress environment.
At Out of the Blue, only disposable, one-use supplies are used, so customers will never have to worry about being touched by a previously used needle or any other tattoo art supplies. Humphrey’s goal is to remove the negative stigma attached to the tattoo industry as he believe body art is to be enjoyed by people of all different walks of life. Many of Out of the Blue’s clients are business professionals themselves.
Humphrey’s talent goes beyond the realm of body art. He is a professional artist and has canvas works on display at Blues Hair Studio.
Out of the Blue Tattoo is also focused on community involvement and wants to partner with other organizations to keep funds in the Marshfield area. Humphrey has led by example by donating to Ministry Hospice in Marshfield and has donated his art to the Hope Lodge for use in a raffle.
Out of the Blue is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Sundays by appointment.