Since we opened on April 1st of 2017, we have been asked countless times "why the name Red at Night?" It's a fair question and I would be more than happy to fill you in!
About eight years ago, I came across the name in a song. The song was called 'Red at Night' and was from a band called The Gaslight Anthem. I was curious on the phrase and looked it up to learn more about it.
It goes back to the more 'traditional' sailor days. Back then, they used a phrase, which was 'Red at night, sailors' delight. Red sky at morning, sailor's take warning". They used to use the sky to judge upcoming weather. 'Red sky at night' meant that good weather was on its way and that they were blessed with calm waters. 'Red in the morning' meant that there was bad weather coming.
This all gets broken down by dust particles and air pressures and clouds/lack of clouds.
I'm not a meteorologist, so I wont bite off more than I can chew in explaining the science behind it.
So, back to Red at Night Tattoos and Piercings...
I heard the song; fell in love with the song. I learned the meaning; fell in love with the meaning. I always knew that one day, I would own my own tattoo/piercing studio and that's what it would be called.
When the time came when the reality of opening a studio was a reality, my business partner, Mike and I got on the subject of what to name the studio that we would open.
"We should figure out a name." Mike said.
"Red at Night Tattoos and Piercings." I replied.
"Dude! I love that! That's an awesome name!" Mike replied.
Easy as that! It was so organic and easy.
For us, what Red at Night means in our business is this- Good things on the way. Positivity. Hope. Welcoming weather.
So now you know why we are Red at Night Tattoos and Piercings!
One other neat fact that I would like to add- after we settled on the name and everything was actually happening, I messaged my sister to fill her in on what was going on with me (she lives on the other side of the world). I told her about the name and it got emotional for me. My mom passed away when I was 12 and my sister told me that our mom taught her that phrase and that our mom used to say it all the time. After hearing that, I took it as a sign from my mom that I was on the right path.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!