gogo.tattoo team spent a weekend in a beautiful ancient town -- Shaxi.
While enjoying the scenery, we also found a new member of our community entirely by chance.
The main purpose of coming to Shaxi is to explore interesting tattoo shops in this beautiful surroundings.
But when we first entered this ancient town, we already got attracted by the local ancient town culture and... Here is merely beautiful beyond any descriptions.
We had to have to walk around.
This ancient town was built in the Yuan Dynasty. It has a lot of unique historical resources.
The town retained the unique style of the Jiangnan Water Town, attracting some visitors here, while not being a very popular tourist destination yet.
This ancient house is one of the landmark buildings.
After entering the house, we can see the living conditions of the people in Shaxi town. The picture of local people's life is vividly presented by various kinds of small details in the house.
The old house is located in the East Main Street.
An old lady who takes care of the house and her neighbors were staying along the street, setting up their stalls, selling some cheap gadgets.
More interesting local conditions and local features will be explored when you visit this place in person.
Check out the street outside the ancient house.
The Three Mile Street still shows the richness and prosperity of this kind of small towns like in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Qipu river is parallel to this street.
Walking here, we forget the fast pace of the city. Time simply seems to be stolen by the river.
Residents in the town are all busy with their own business. In a teahouse, local and touring people are laughing and chatting.
Shops in the streets, children were selling old things, while the shop owners and friends were playing cards.
It was late in the afternoon. When we saw through the windows near the street, there were families together having dinner.
A local craftsman was painting on a fan, while his wife sat aside.
She was looking at the tourists passing by, and gave husband a fond smile.
Now I wonder, how do the tattoo shops around here look like?
red characters "纹身" means Tattoo
From this tattoo shop we then go to the west, it is a way out of this town.
This place did not keep the ancient look of this beautiful town, so
But we still have to find the best tattoo shop in this old town.
古镇外的彩虹雕塑 There is a rainbow outside of this town~
We were back to the entrance.
I could not believe there might exist such a special tattoo shop in this place.
As it was getting late, we took a local "taxi" to another tattoo shop of Aidehua's.
在“黑车”上 On the "taxi"
There were some interesting things in Huangjin.
俄罗斯人不太喜欢的俄罗斯啤酒 Russian beers which couldn't suit Russian's taste.
神翻译 Very confusing translations.
Later this evening, we were discussing a cooperation ideas with our new artist and found that the conversation was very effective.
On the second day, he was super enthusiastic to show us around Huangjin.
The Yangtze River was stunningly beautiful, and this port is important for the local people here.
Taicang's textile raw materials will be transported through the port to the other side of the river for factory processing.
To better the tattoo world is our goal!
I can already imagine that, how is it to be here in a sunny April.
You can sit down at this beautiful tattoo shop along the river bank, enjoy this town, tattoos and music.
You also can walk leisurely, buy a small piece of local traditional rice cake.
To eat it while glancing over all these beautiful things.
The beauty of the ancient town of Shaxi can hardly be described by words or pictures.
The beauty of Shaxi has been carved by many years. The commercialization has made this town a bit more interesting.
Now, this town is not just for elder people, but also for interesting local young people and tourists to have fun and enjoy life.
There's a tequila bar, dimly lit, like a quiet Shanghai bar.
Have a taste of coffee in the shop here. You also can have some ice cream in a bakery.
I bet the beef noodles would be also amazing to taste.
All local businesses are mainly based on local residents.
Being here, you can find cheap hair salons, a few coins to get a nice hair cut.
The old style durable rubber sells shoes that would be difficult to find in a big city; but here, you can get a pair for ten kuai.
There seems to always have sunshine under the eaves, on the bamboo chairs which the residents placed in the alley .
After living in the bustling city, being here seemed to be a way to find peace.
You can live here, spend a night with locals, listen to the histories or have a pot of tea.
Then use ink to record what you want to say to yourself in this peaceful state of mind.
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