A new business in the Historic District in Byron is creating quite the buzz, and it hasn't even opened its doors yet.
It's been Wayne Davidson's dream to open up a tattoo parlor. "I'm tired of digging ditches and climbing poles. This is what I'm meant to do," says Davidson.
For 22 years Davidson has had a vision,"it's going to be a clean shop just tattooing you know quiet. You're not going to even know we are here."
He says building his dream has been anything but easy. Several residents are not too thrilled about the shops opening.
"I'm not in to tattooing. The bodies is what God gave us, and I don't think we need to mark it," says Anne Giles.
Vickey Phillips adds, "This is a small community...you know it's a bible community."
Davidson says he feels like he's jumped through hoops to get a business permit.
"They think it's more or less a bunch of bikers or something coming here, and hippies, and drug addicts. It's not like that at all," says Davidson.
According to Davidson, he's not even allowed to put a sign outside his shop that says the word tattoo.
He says the city shot down a drawing he brought in to the Planning and Zoning Office.
Some business owners in the area say they don't care what moves into the neighborhood just as long as it brings customers.
Christina Forbus, owner of Snazz It Up Salon, says "Anyone who wants to open up a reputable business that's going to draw more people into the area would be a good thing here in Byron as long as it's a legal business."
Others say they don't think a tattoo parlor is what the city needs.
"I just can't understand you know the economy being the way it is how you can spend what extra money you have on a tattoo," says Giles.
Davidson hopes to open the shop early next week.