Having trained extensively in Europe and across the United States, Angelbare founder Shahla Whitmore combines the latest permanent-makeup techniques with her own knack for artistry. Inside her Wellesley studio, Shahla draws upon more than a decade of experience to trace lips and eyes with dramatic liners so you'll know where they go if they ever fall off. Shahla’s big heart is as impressive as her considerable talent—she offers complimentary scar camouflage treatments and services to children who have lost their eyebrows for medical reasons.
NewSkin Tattoo Removal's specialists clear away tattoos of all kinds, ranging from complex pieces that cover the entire back to cruder designs and those temporary tattoos that won't wash off. Their implement of choice is the Q-switched Nd: Yag, a laser designed specifically for tattoo removal. Its beams break down the structure of ink particles so that the body can flush them away. In addition to full tattoo removal, patrons can opt to lighten up a tattoo so that it can be covered by another, or to remove only a portion of a tattoo.
Purple Scorpion uses exquisite art or stylish jewelry to fulfill the desires of those looking to transform their bodies into billboards advertising pure cool or its oddly aftertasted counterpart, diet cool. Describe your Platonic-ideal tattoo design to one of Purple Scorpion's courteous, considerate, and fully licensed artists, and they'll needle your creative vision into inky reality, just as they've done for everything from fire-breathing dragons to Bill Cosby piloting an F-16. Purple Scorpion also stocks a vast array of aftercare products, including H2Ocean, to keep your freshly punctured skin nourished, healthy, and comfortable. Tattoos start at $80, and prices vary based on the size, complexity, and placement of the body art.
Mom and Pop Tattoo & Piercing’s artists and piercers create unique works of art on clients' bodies with deft tattoo-work and inventive jewelry. In private booths, tattoo artists Jamie Ventura and Derek Reckard adorn arms, backs, and feet with one-of-a-kind artwork, such as barbed wire. Decade-plus piercing veteran Reverend Sean Theroux slips custom-shaped jewelry through ears and tongues, including jewelry for ears specially designed to thread through multiple piercings.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins.
At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively harmonies over the intercom system.
Forever Ink’s head tattoo artist, Derek, has been leaving his permanent record on biceps, ankles, and all points in between for more than 20 years. Naturally, his portfolio has accrued an extensive selection of colorful and black-and-white tattoos, its pages popping with everything from grim reapers to written phrases to hand-drafted custom images. He also specializes in cover-up tattoos that hide outdated ink of old lovers’ names or ATM passwords.