Arboreal Ink is a tattoo and piercing studio located at 1745 Hertel Ave in Buffalo, NY that offers custom body art in a clean and professional environment. We are a new establishment, opened in early 2011, and are eager to spread our artistry around Buffalo.
Divine Machine Tattoo's six artists may work with needles rather than brushes, but their work has every right to hang inside a museum?or at least to grace the skin of a museumgoer. They bring true artistic talent to each and every tattoo they design, though they all have their own way of doing it. Jake Anderson, for instance, excels at creating lifelike portraits of women's faces, while Noelle Lamonica brings a colorful, cartoonish style to renderings of popular comic-book characters. Others focus on mastering specific subject matter such as flowers, scorpions, butterflies, and birds, creating stylized images full of color and life.
Sometimes when you leave childhood dreams behind, they still catch up with you. Such was the case with Dan Welsh, who, after a decade in the military that included a tour of Bosnia, found himself returning to the artwork that he had loved as a kid. Rediscovering his passion led him to found Motor City Tattoo Studio—named for his grandfather's Oshawa cab company—where he and three other skilled tattoo artists now bedeck their patrons with custom ink. Amid bright lime-green walls, the team also caters to clients seeking piercings, permanent makeup, and laser tattoo removal. Periodically, the group hosts custom art shows at their studio that aim to inspire guests to get tattoos of especially fetching art frames.
In the early 1990s, Blackstar Body Piercing proprietor Roger Monahan found that public health guidelines lacked a comprehensive understanding of his industry. So he rewrote them. The municipality adopted the suggestions, and Roger was immediately pegged as a go-to expert on best practices for piercers. Then, in 1998, Roger's procedures for client safety and sterilization formed the basis of the Ontario Protocols, which the government adopted for personal service workers province-wide. Yet such meticulous procedures had always been the norm at Roger's own studio. In addition to Blackstar's hygienic installation of body art, clients enjoy free aftercare support and detailed advice to ensure that pierced navels heal properly and that hula hoops are only used as earrings with due caution.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet and Sassy’s stylists pamper heads during mini-spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on colorful pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel hands and feet with sparkly nail art and rings. Facials enhance features with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' faces. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet and Sassy’s glittery gowns.
Amita, the founder of Amita Spa and an aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience, combines ancient Indian beauty secrets with modern European spa techniques. The Jaipur, India, native performs everything from laser hair removal to eyebrow threading to semi-permanent henna art, which?much like a phone call to a cable company?can last up to a month. Her organic facials nourish skin with products flown in from the Himalayas and include stress-busting massages.