A legendary Glasgow tattoo studio has announced its closure today. 

Terrys Tattoo Studio, based at 23 Chisholm Street in the city centre, took to social media this week to say they're closing the shutters "for the final time". 

The studio has been running for around four decades, after opening up in 1987. 

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Taking to Instagram, the studio parlour said the decision comes after Covid has left them "fighting a losing battle". 

They wrote: "The day has come to pull the shutter on 23 Chisholm Street for the final time.

"We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts. You have all helped shape the studio and made Terrys into the absolute icon that it is.

"We have been in Chisholm Street since 1987 and have seen countless changes in that time. Geographically and within the tattoo industry itself. We have made so many friends, had the best laughs and made tons of memories we will never forget.

"Being a small business has always been a challenge. One we faced head-on time and time again, but in reality, Covid changed everything and ever since then we have really been fighting a losing battle."

The parlour went on to hint that this may not be the last we see of Terry's legacy, though. 

They added: "This isn’t the end of Terrys, think of it as a big ol’ see ya later. Watch this space." 

People quickly took to the post to express their reactions to the news. 

One person said: "End of an era."

While another said: "Got my first two tattoos for my 21st 32 years ago.Take care, hope you go on to bigger and better things." 

A third added: "I'm crushed."