Former Tattoo Studio Gets Inked Again in Avondale

604 Westheimer Rd., Lower Westheimer, Houston, 77006

The previously white house at the northwest corner of Westheimer Rd. and Stanford St. now has an edgy new look, along with some some city permits issued to an entity called Beijing Assassin Tattoos in April. The permits mention a tattoo parlor and retail setup in the building, which was bought in 2014 by a legal entity of the Katz family (of never-closes deli fame 2 doors down to the west of Vinoteca Poscol).

A previous set of permits was issued to Beijing Assassin back in early 2015, after which the space opened for a few months as Gods and Monsters e-cigarette supply store. Then a coat of whitewash blotted out the building’s pretty-new-at-the-time murals, shown in part below:


2015 murals at 604 Westheimer Rd., Lower Westheimer, Houston, 77006

Before that, the space held Bombshell Tattoo Studio, after Leather Forever called it quits in the late aughts. 

Photos: Carson Lucarelli (top), Poisoned Apple (bottom)

Filling In On Lower Westheimer

6 Comment

  • Awesome. Halloween theme colors year round !!

  • The black exterior doesn’t look bad…just strange because no one paints their house black, but owning a black car is normal..people are strange.

  • I’m more scared of the business name than the exterior paint job. I don’t know if I would want a tattoo from a “Beijing assasin”. Sounds extra painful.

  • Ah, joining that big house on South MacGregor in getting the Dwell Magazine treatment, I see.

  • I would love a black house, and especially the sideways looks it would encourage, but wouldn’t it be a killer on the electric bill?

  • Ugly, but it’ll eventually be torn down and converted into 6 townhomes anyway.