Confirmed: Tattoo star Ami James to open shop on Wall Street in Asheville


UPDATE: WLOS confirms that Ami James will be moving into the bead store on Wall Street. Barry Olen, owner of Beads & Beyond, says his shop is moving to 246 Miller Road in Fairview. Thanks to loyal reader Jen for the heads-up.

ORIGINAL POST Jan. 3: Folks on Wall Street in downtown Asheville are buzzing about the possibility that tattoo star Ami James is planning to open a shop there.

James, a star of the reality TV show Miami Ink and NY Ink, recently moved to Asheville and announced he was planning to open a place in downtown Asheville. The hot rumor is that it’s going to be on Wall Street.

More as I get it.


cindy January 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Is his shop open yet and if so whats the name of it

Jason Sandford January 13, 2014 - 9:36 am

Cindy, not open yet.

Clynda Dowd January 11, 2014 - 9:20 pm

How do I get an appointment with Ami ????

Jason Sandford January 12, 2014 - 8:50 am

go through his website.

Das Drew January 3, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Wall St. Perfect fit. Now I can get ink after I get sloshed at Marketplace on $2 pint night.

Jayden Taylor January 3, 2014 - 1:21 pm

He’s a good artist but because of the show he was on and others, people think that’s how it works. So if he opens shop here they’ll get a reality check that no a back piece wasn’t drawn and tattooed in that hour. Yes it will cost a lot. No there won’t be any fighting or antics. We have great shops here with hometown artist that are our stars. It could be good because of the youth coming in but terrible for local and established tattooing business. Get Hollywood out of Asheville. It’s not even what it used to be. Just a bunch of rich yuppies changing our traditions and building too much we don’t need. Get out of here with this nonsense.

That Guy January 5, 2014 - 11:09 am

From what I have heard he is opening a private shop,not a street shop, etc. Appointment only and not cheap. Locals will keep going to local tattoo shops while he does people from out of town (or all over the world). Calm down.

Rob January 3, 2014 - 9:18 am

Will she brew beer there too?

Elizabeth January 18, 2014 - 1:21 am

She is a he by the way…

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