Farm-to-Table Tattoos

Whole Foods wants to make grocery shopping hip by adding tattoo parlors to mix

Whole Foods makes grocery shopping hip by adding tattoo parlors to mix

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365 by Whole Foods Market may open tattoo parlors at its new millennial-focused stores. Photo by Courts Griner, courtesy of Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas

Imagine a normal day at Whole Foods. You grab your grass-infused smoothie complemented by flaxseed doughnuts and shop for deodorant made from recycled walnuts. As you round the corner to pick up the latest issue of Kale Monthly, there it is. The clouds part and the sun shines down: A tattoo parlor. It’s a hipster’s dream come true.

In all seriousness, Whole Foods Market is considering the idea of implementing tattoo parlors in its new millennial-focused concept, 365 by Whole Foods Market. This branch of the grocery conglomerate is meant to appeal to a younger, budget-conscious demographic and compete with other lower cost options like Trader Joe’s and Sprouts.

Bloomberg reports that Whole Foods is hoping to reach more communities with 365, announcing that shoppers may see businesses like body-care product sellers, record shops, and tattoo parlors sharing the space.

All inking aside, Bloomberg also notes that Whole Foods has advertised that it’s looking to find suppliers and vendors to operate at 365 stores through a program called “Friends of 365.”

The first 365 by Whole Foods Market is set to open in Los Angeles in May with plans to open in Austin suburb Cedar Park in 2017. In the meantime, you’ll just have to wait and see how these farm-to-table tattoos pan out.