A jewellery shop offering piercings and tattoos is planning to move into an empty unit in Worcester.

Fourleaf Fine Jewellery, Piercing and Tattooing is currently based in New Street but wants to move to a bigger premises in College Street.

The unit in question is currently vacant but until 2020 was home to sewing machine retailer Creative Hands.

Fourleaf, which specialises in body jewellery, will be following in the footsteps of its downstairs neighbour in New Street, Retroids.

Worcester News: Fourleaf is based above Retroids in New StreetFourleaf is based above Retroids in New Street (Image: Google Maps)

The retro arcade bar opened a new bigger venue in College Street in December.

Kirsty Hudson, head piercer at Fourleaf, said: “We’ve been here for 13 years and it’s been really good - we’re constantly busy.

“But the move will give us more of a focal point, allow people to see into the shop and see what we do.

“It’ll be really nice to have a fresh start and to decorate it how we want - at the moment we’re a bit limited because we’re in a listed building, and in terms of access because we’re on the second floor.”

The plan is for the jewellery and piercing to be based on the ground floor at College Street and for the tattooing to occupy the basement.

A ‘certificate of lawful use’ application has been submitted to Worcester City Council planners to ensure Fourleaf can legally trade from the premises.

“The proposed unit which Fourleaf wishes to occupy comprises the ground and lower floor of a three-storey terraced building,” the application says.

“The building forms part of a row of existing retail and commercial units fronting College Street in Worcester.”

According to the planning documents, the unit has been used as a shop since at least 1972.

Retroids owner David Newey said he was “super excited” about the bar’s move in December, adding that it had been the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work.

The bar is full of classic arcade and retro gaming machines, plus a bar offering craft beers and ciders.