Before and After: Tattoo shop changes skin, location

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A well-known tattoo shop in Portsmouth has “removed its skin” and moved next door to a new location. 

Traveling down East Main Road when entering the town, a brightly painted yellow tattoo shop would catch the driver’s eye. Recently, the shop has undergone quite the transformation. 

Dragon Lily Tatoo, previously located at 3380 East Main Road, has undergone a building “skin lift” and no longer features the brightly painted exterior. You can still view the former building on Google Earth and in the portrait here. 

Owned by Christina MacLeod, the tattoo shop has moved its operations next door, the home of a former tanning salon. Dragon Lily Tattoo held a grand opening party Saturday evening to show off the new location. 

Featured here is a slideshow of the transformation. 


Dragon Lily Tattoo is open Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 8 p.m., according to its Facebook page. Tattoo parties are by appointment only. 

For more information about the shop, visit or

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