A body art shop, commonly called a tattoo parlor, will open in North Laguna at 412 N. Coast Hwy. as an appointment-only business.
Planning commissioners split 3 to 2 at the June 13 meeting, with the majority approving The Ink Spot.
The second-story shop, the third body art shop in Laguna, will include spaces for two body artists and an art gallery in front of them. It will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and possibly later if there are art community events.
Renee Bangeter, the applicant for The Ink Spot, will display her art as well as others in the gallery.
"I have been in the military and in banking, but I have always been an artist," said Bangeter, whose art also includes tattoos.