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'Third Eye' to be River Falls's second tattoo shop

Third Eye Tattoo Parlor is set to open Tuesday, Aug. 6. in River Falls. It will be open noon-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

While many artists work with paint and paper or canvas, Michael Latessa works with ink and human skin.

“It’s just a very personal type of medium… to be able to create art on a human being and have them put that much trust and all that into me,” Latessa said, “it’s a high of its own.”

Latessa is a tattoo artist. And he’s opening his new shop in River Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Third Eye Tattoo Parlor (128 South Main Street) is Latessa’s third tattoo shop. He is licensed to tattoo in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He specializes in portrait and surrealism tattoos.

Like his tattoo shop, Latessa is new to the area. He moved to River Falls with his family in April. He said he chose to open a tattoo shop in town after walking past the then-empty storefront at 128 South Main.

Apart from a few decorations, Latessa said, the shop is all set up and ready for customers on Tuesday.

“I’m excited about meeting new people and being able to create great tattoos,” Latessa said, “and make new friends.”

Third Eye Tattoo Parlor will be open from noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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