The Academy

429 E Vermont Street, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Firefly is located downtown in the historic Lockerbie district, Indianapolis' oldest residential neighborhood, in a magnificently renovated schoolhouse called the Academy. It’s adjacent to St. Mary's church and originally functioned as St. Mary's Academy, a Catholic high school. It is a neo-gothic structure that in 2006 underwent a 3 million dollar renovation, and is now owned by the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. The money generated by the building goes toward the funding of grants, of which the three main areas are childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS research, and school-based adolescent health.

We are excited to be occupying the space that was the former auditorium. Between the attached courtyard, gothic architecture, giant windows, original tile and stained glass, it’s the perfect place to get a tattoo!

 

 

Restaurants, Hotels, and Shopping

The Academy is located on Vermont Street, surrounded by tons of great restaurants and shops. We are a block away from Massachusetts Avenue, home to a wide variety of restaurants. If you need a place to stay during your tattoo trip, check out the Harney House Inn, a Victorian Bed & Breakfast located just a block away next door to the James Whitcomb Riley Home. If you have some time to spare before or after your session, we are located in the heart of downtown with easy access to many local attractions, such as...

Victory Field

Indiana State Museum

Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Children's Museum

Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western Art

...and much more. Can you tell we like museums?