A HEREFORD tattoo shop is up for sale after owners announced they would be permanently closing early next year.

Set in Hereford's Aubrey Street, near the Green Dragon Hotel, Little Princess Trust, and A Rule of Tum, the Skinzophrenic tattoo and piercing parlour is on the market with agents Sunderlands for a guide price of £395,000, or is available to let for £32,500 per annum.

Sunderlands said the parlour is a well-presented detached property in good condition throughout and includes space for three vehicles outside.

An entrance leads from the front parking area to the ground floor, while a separate external staircase gives access to a self-contained first-floor flat.

Inside, there is a reception area, kitchenette and toilet facilities, and a large open plan area currently used as a tattoo studio, while upstairs there is a mezzanine area with two self-contained treatment or storage room and a glass roof.

The ground floor double doors open up to an immaculately finished reception area with timber slat flooring. A door off the reception area gives access to a kitchenette with w/c facilities to one side.

The separately accesses first-floor flat has a balcony, open plan kitchen, dining, and living area, a double bedroom, storage area, and a bathroom.

In an announcement on the tattoo parlour's Facebook page in October, parlour's owners said they would be closing its doors at the end of March 2022.

"There is not one simple reason as to why we have made this decision, but rather the collection of many that led us to make this choice to step aside," they said.

"We have had an amazing run, but now it's time for the young birds to fly the nest, and for us to explore the world in a different way.

"It's both extremely sad that it's the end of an amazing era, and also the exciting beginning of a new stage in life for us all.

"We've made some amazing lifelong friends along the way, and sadly lost some too, but the memories we share are forever.

"We've had the best of times in this studio, and we are eternally grateful for the amazing clients who have stood by us all these years."