Miraculous Creations was originally started in 1993 in Brookfield MA on Lincoln St. It was a small in-home business because at that time there simply was no such thing as a business dedicated to body art.
The original name was Miraculous Creations Alternative Lifestyle Center. I (Rose) offered a variety of services based mostly on personal growth, achievement and healing. These services included body piercing, relaxation techniques, meditation, counseling services, hypnosis, past life regression, energy balancing, etc. I started piercing as a spiritual tool used in modern therapy, adopted from ancient cultures and beliefs.
This was also where we had the base for the tattoo legalization process in MA.
With a little time the business grew so much that it was clear that we needed more space and a more central location. We moved to 59 Green Street in Worcester, MA on March 20, 1996. We were in fact Worcester's very first body art business! Others are quick to make this claim but I promise you they cannot back their claims up with proof because they are false claims. There were a few people doing piercings in bar rooms, apartments, basements, back seats of cars, hair dressing studios, head shops, home parties, etc., but not one was a business doing body art (tattoos, piercing, branding, implants, scarification, cutting, pocketing etc.) We were the first. Our business license is on display at the shop if anyone questions the dates. Yes, we can back up our claim to be Worcester's first with solid proof.
We had no idea how fast Miraculous Creations would grow and we were quickly adding staff members and looking for a larger location again just one year later. We moved to our next location at 310 Park Avenue on April 28th 1997.
In 2000 Rose became sole owner. This made us Worcester's ONLY woman owned body art business as well! Miraculous Creations had also opened other studios in various locations across New England but they were closed when I took over as sole owner so that I could stay local, stop traveling to work and put all of my energy into making Miraculous Creations the best it can be.
In 2002 we moved just 4 blocks down the street to 458 Park Ave. This was a definite improvement. We had a much nicer landlady and a bigger nicer space. Later the building sold and went downhill with the new landlord.
In January 2005 we became incorporated as an LLC. At this time I added both my son Jesse and my new husband Phil as owners. In September 2009 we bought our own building! Woot woot! Our dream come true! I always wanted to own our own building. Partly so it would be a financial investment and partly because I was so sick of Worcester slumlords!
It started as a rental. The building was listed for sale or lease. We couldn’t afford to buy so we decided to lease just the first floor. We gutted the first floor and planned a fabulous new shop. The build out was about $40,000 into it when I got a phone call saying the building had been sold at auction! I almost died right there! The new manager said the bank foreclosed on the property and sold it at auction but they retained the highest bid so the bank still owned it. They did get an offer and was accepting it that afternoon. They were letting me know that the new owners would let us keep our lease. I was very upset that I didn’t know any of this was going on and that I wanted a chance at buying it at auction at the reduced price. I told him I had put $40,000 into the building already and should have had the chance to buy it at the auction. I told them I was going to put a mechanics lien on the building. That stopped the sale and the bank sold it to us for the auction price. The building needed a bunch of work. We built an amazing brand new shop on the first floor and have been slowly working on the outside repairs and improvements. It will probably take a year or two to complete the outside.
We re-opened for business in the fall of 2009 and it has been wonderful!
June/July 2010 we decided we needed another tattoo room. We moved the staff break room to the 2nd floor and made a new tattoo room. The new room will be open on July 2nd. We invite you to come see New England’s nicest shop!
Again…THANK YOU for your patronage!
Rosemarie Andlauer, MsD, Jesse Fiske, Phil Andlauer and Staff
Miraculous Creations Body Art/Tattoos 387 Park Avenue Worcester MA 01610 508.755.1379