Leaving a new mark

PLYMOUTH — One downtown shop owner is hoping to rise above a building’s bad reputation and bring a service to city residents.
Patrick Timm, owner of the recently opened All Good Things Tattoos in downtown Plymouth, said that he wants to offer “a safe place for people to get tattoos in Marshall County.”
All Good Things opened in September. Many citizens might remember another tattoo shop that operated at the same address several years ago, Madhouse Tattoos.
“There’s a negative feel (from the public) about this building but I’m not them,” said Timm, referring to the now-closed Madhouse. “I take pride in what I do. I’m not just in it for the money, I want to make sure that everyone is happy when they walk out of here.”
Timm, who said he lives on the edge of Marshall County and Starke County, has years of experience working at several different tattoo shops. He decided to branch out on his own recently in order to create more opportunities for himself.
“I was tired of working for everybody else,” said Timm. “In this industry, if you aren’t working for yourself you’re not going to make any money.”
Timm is the only employee at All Good Things for now, but he hopes to expand and hire some additional employees eventually. He’s currently in the process of doing some remodeling.
“We’re trying to make (the building) look a little better than what it was,” said Timm.
Timm said his specialties are in traditional and realism styles, but added “pretty much anything you put in front of me I can do.”
All Good Things is open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and hours vary on Friday and Saturday.
“I prefer appointments, but I will do walk-ins,” said Timm.
Timm said that he enjoys his business because he is constantly meeting new people. He also enjoys the opportunity to practice art.
All Good Things is located at 212 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth. The shop’s phone number is 574-207-3041.