Tom Cross, tattooist and artist based in Broomfield CO (Denver, USA), reused old and unused satellite dishes into shade and shelter for his Tattoo studio patio along with serving as a canvas for his art. Tom uses these older “C-class” satellite dishes and with some work turns them into functional shade covers.
The sizes of satellite dishes range from 6 to 12 feet in diameter, they are made from aluminum and so, they are light and easy to work with. You can see the finished satellite dish canopies outside of the Smokey Banana Tattoo studio (which is also a repurposed artifact, originally a Sinclair gas station from 1953) at 1405 Hwy. 287 in Broomfield CO.