Comal River Tattoo, located at 208 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, held a grand opening Feb. 3, which featured guest tattoo artists, live painting, art for sale and more as part of First Friday New Braunfels, a monthly downtown local art and business pop-up event. Comal River Tattoo owner Nathan Alderete formerly owned Chain of Strength Tattoo Co. in Universal City.

“We've been trying to get out here for some years into an actual downtown area—which took a little finessing—but it happened, thankfully,” Alderete said. 830-632-5030. Instagram: