Phoenix tattoo parlor set to reopen after firebombing

Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 21:31:15-04

Surveillance video shows a blaze igniting just seconds after a Molotov cocktail flies through the front window of the Wolfskin Tattoo Parlor this past Wednesday.

It’s an attack that owner Rayney Perkins says put her livelihood and future in jeopardy.

“Your heart stops and you just kind of suspect everything is gone,” Perkins said.

Phoenix Fire said sprinklers are what stopped the blaze from spreading. However, Perkins had to close the shop down for days to clean up fire and water damage.

The attack left artists at Wolfskin in fear and disarray.   

“This is what we put everything into. We’ve worked so hard to building something bigger than us. For someone to come and try and take it away, that’s not cool at all,” tattoo artist Amber Thresher said.

It’s another tragedy for Perkins this year. Her husband Jubel was shot and killed in August. He started the tattoo shop on 17th Avenue and Bell Road two years ago.  His murder remains unsolved.

Silent Witness is offering up to $1,000 in that case.