Tattoo artist Ben Moote (right) plies his trade at Potion Tattoo in Lumby.

Tattoo artist Ben Moote (right) plies his trade at Potion Tattoo in Lumby.

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Chance meeting leads to new Potion Tattoo in Lumby.

Since creating Potion Tattoo Aftercare, Janice Lenius of Cherryville’s Earth Elements Farm Products has been waiting to find the right tattoo artist.

She discovered one in Saskatchewan of all places.

In a serendipitous occurrence, Lenius came across Ben Moote, who, along with wife Kristen, had been Googling Cherryville as a potential place to reside.

They learned about Lenius’ business on a community website (www.cherryville.net), and soon a business connection was formed and Potion Tattoo opened in Lumby.

“The overall support and friendship in this community has by far been the greatest I have experienced, and I am looking forward to building a positive future for my family here,” said Ben, who grew up in Saskatoon, but lived in the Okanagan from 2006-10, including a stint in Lumby.

Before coming to the area, Ben independently owned and operated a tattoo shop in Ponoka, Alta. An artist since he can remember, he has been working with ink for 15 years.

“I don’t like to categorize myself into any one area so that I can put my best into any tattoo that comes my way,” he said.