Street view of the Psycho Tattoo property. Source:
Street view of the Psycho Tattoo property. Source:

Sandy Springs City Council approved $2 million worth of property acquisitions during its regular meeting on Dec. 3.

City Council voted to buy the Psycho Tattoo property at 6214 Roswell Road, owned by local businessman Bob Brown. While Psycho Tattoo is the business most-commonly associated with the building, and it’s referred to by that name in city documents, for the last 10 months the tenant has been another tattoo shop doing business under a different name, according to City Councilman Gabriel Sterling.

Brown was also a candidate for mayor this year, but was defeated by mayor-elect Rusty Paul in his bid to replace outgoing mayor Eva Galambos. City Council voted to approve purchasing the Psycho Tattoo property for $450,000 and to buy out the lease of the current tenant for $32,000.

The property is among several the city is purchasing as part of its downtown revitalization project.

City Council also approved the purchase of 21.74 acres along Old Riverside Drive from Fulton County for $1.5 million.

The city intends to turn the property, located across from the Marsh Creek Pumping Station, into a park. As part of the agreement, Fulton County would have a perpetual access easement across the property to allow the county to access the pump station. The city has been considering the purchase since 2011.

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