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The Family Business tattoo shop in north London is trying to close up for the day but there are still half a dozen customers waiting.
*to shut and lock a building completely for a period of time 상점의 문을 닫다.
*close up for the day


parlour [pɑ:rlər] 1

preserve [prɪzɜ:rv] 2


Tattoo parlours, once the preserve of sailors and ex-cons, have become a typical sight on the British high street.
[NOUN] Parlour is used in the names of some types of shops which provide a service, rather than selling things.
특정한 상품・서비스를 제공하는 상점
[NOUN] [usu N of n] If you say that a job or activity is the preserve of a particular person or group of people, you mean that they are the only ones who take part in it.전유물


grooming [gru:mɪŋ]1

Since the recession, people are spending more money on experiences and personal grooming.
[NOUN] Grooming refers to the things that people do to keep themselves clean and make their face, hair, and skin look nice.


outstrip [aʊtstrɪp]1

staple [steɪpəl]1

betting shop

The growth of tattoo parlours has far outstripped that of other high-street staples, such as betting shops, and has come as other such services have declined.
[VERB] If one thing outstrips another, the first thing becomes larger in amount, or more successful or important, than the second thing.
[ADJ] A staple food, product, or activity is one that is basic and important in people's everyday lives.(noun)주된 품목
[NOUN] [BRIT] A betting shop is a place where people can go to bet on something such as a horse race.


buttock [bʌtək]1

aside [əsaɪd] 2

drunken buttock-anchors aside
[NOUN] Your buttocks are the two rounded fleshy parts of your body that you sit on.
[ADV] [ADV after v, n ADV] You use aside to indicate that you have finished talking about something, or that you are leaving it out of your discussion, and that you are about to talk about something else.


glossy [glɔ:si] 1

It has also expanded to several rooms with glossy leather chairs containing middle-class 42-year-olds called Phil, getting their first tattoo.
[ADJ] Glossy means smooth and shiny.



Because the business is fairly resistant to economic conditions, tattooists are also doing well in run-down cities
[ADJ] [usu ADJ n] A run-down building or area is in very poor condition.


proliferate [prəlɪfəreɪt]2

they have proliferated most dramatically in the north-west, rising (along with piercings) by 12% in the past year.
[VERB] [FORMAL] If things proliferate, they increase in number very quickly.



It’s the beginning of what looks like oversaturation


hype [haɪp]

Mr Lodder blames media hype, which gives false hope to wannabe tattooists.
[NOUN] [disapproval] Hype is the use of a lot of publicity and advertising to make people interested in something such as a product. 대대적인 광고