History: Roughly two years ago Chamber Piece Films LLC shot a pilot for a would be comedic tattoo shop centered series called “The Shop.” It was very well received on social media platforms and generated a great deal of interest in the upcoming series. Sadly the series was never funded and the project was shelved. Flash forward a couple years and the same writer, completes a script for a full length feature based on the same characters and premise.
Synopsis: “The Shop.” Bobby and Mason have been friends and Coworkers for almost 20 years, but with rising rents and a bad economy their Tattoo business is struggling, So they decide to bring on another artist and a body piercer to help pay the bills. Egos and personalities clash resulting in an ongoing attempt to drive each other nuts in this workplace comedy like no other, loaded with a delicate balance of witty dialogue, crude humor, drama, and heart, THE SHOP will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh some more.
Tattoo culture is mainstream: Tattoos have burst onto pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. TV shows based on the tattoo industry are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are numbering in the millions of followers.
Tattoo culture is booming: Today, 36 percent of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo, according to a report done by the Pew Research Center. That’s more than one third of America’s young adults! It comes as no surprise that the tattoo industry is the sixth fastest-growing retail business in America, as determined by the U.S. News & World Report. This has obviously translated to online interest as well, as there are more than 147 million tattoo related searches each month on Google.
Tattoo culture is entertainment: Miami Ink owner, Ami James, linked up with a major network and ran this reality TV show in his shop. It was a huge success and it changed everything. Nine years later, Miami Ink had six seasons and has been aired in over 160 countries. Spin-off shows based on other shops (NY Ink and LA Ink, most notably) as well as Contest-Format shows (Ink Master) have also been largely successful.
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Before it’s inception as a feature film, THE SHOP was originally created as a web series. Check out the Pilot episode below.