Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin and other officials survey damage at Planet Ink Tattoos.
Photo: Contributed by Brandt Blocker
Photo: Contributed by Brandt Blocker

Tattoo parlor fire closes Powder Springs Street in Marietta

A tattoo parlor near the Marietta Square caught fire Monday afternoon, blocking traffic for several hours, though no one was injured, police said.

Planet Ink Tattoos, at 12 Powder Springs St. #265, caught fire before 6 p.m., according to Marietta police.  

The road was temporarily closed between Marietta Square and Waverly Way due to the fire and reopened around 8 p.m, police said. 

The Marietta fire department could not immediately be reached for comment about the cause of the fire.

Police were unable to immediately confirm when the fire began.

The Marietta Wine Market below the parlor, along with two other offices, sustained significant water damage due to the sprinkler systems, according to Brandt Blocker, managing artistic director of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre below the parlor.

The theater was in the middle of conducting auditions for an upcoming production at the time of the fire, Blocker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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This story has been updated.