Karen Laing has followed her love for beautification down many paths, including attending school for aesthetician studies, acting as both beauty queen and pageant judge, and her current profession as a permanent-makeup artist. She meticulously draws on individual eyebrow strokes or enhances peepers with permanent eyeliner with the experience that comes not only from her extensive training, but also from having permanent makeup herself. In addition to makeup, Karen also individually bonds synthetic eyelashes to natural ones to create more lush and dramatic blinks, and treats signs of aging with wrinkle-reduction, sunspot-reduction, and other anti-aging therapies.
Body Graphics is advertised as “The Only Tattoo Shop You'll Trust” and they strive to create a comfortable environment for patrons who are there (sometimes for hours) for a tattoo. They offer specialty tattoos utilizing the latest in electric tattooing equipment. They also perform body piercing in a safe, sanitary setting. Body Graphics works with the industry’s best tattoo artists to give clients a unique and amazing tattoo that they’ll love. They have over 20 resident artists to choose from who work in all tattoo styles and formats. The artists produce quality work and have many references. For those who are not quite sure, Body Graphics recommends making an appointment to come in and speak with someone. You can discuss your ideas, ask questions and learn what to expect during the tattooing procedure. Tattoos can be created from unique designs or things found on the internet or in a book. Body piercing is performed by professionals with years of experience. Body Graphics is located at 30 S. 2nd Street in Philadelphia, PA.
The artists at Empire Tattoo Inc adorn bodies with indelible designs and semipermanent pieces of jewelry. Their work ranges from realistic to abstract, spanning the gamut from portraits and florals to edgy venn diagrams. The cosmetic artist on staff imbues faces with permanent brow liner, eyeliner, and lip color using techniques approved by the Beau Institute of Permanent & Corrective Cosmetics.
Even if the licensed staffers at Simply Ink Tattoo didn’t apply your tattoo originally, they have no problem touching it up. This isn’t to say they don’t create original tattoos, though. Each artist combines specialization with versatility, delivering stunning ink in his or her chosen field or across traditional categories including black-and-grey, color, and lettered tattoos. They also dig collaboration, working with customers to design all-new imagery or bring to life pre-existing sketches and ideas.
The artists at Westside Ink uphold the workmanship and safety practices of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, adhering to high standards in sterilization and studio cleanliness. This lets guests relax and focus on articulating the kind of tattoo they want. Westside's services also extend to other modes of body art, including permanent makeup, body piercing, and tattoo removal.
After a career in the tattoo industry, Mandy Sauler, who's known for her steady hand and ability to create fine lines, turned to permanent makeup and founded Captivating Cosmetics. Today, she employs seven years of micropigmentation experience and has worked with all kinds of skin types and ethnicities to create natural-looking eyebrows, lip color, and eyeliner, as well as camouflage scars, birthmarks, and outdated SAT cheat sheets. Mandy's teammate, Theresa Weston, draws upon her three years of micropigmentation experience and her background as a makeup artist working with industry leaders such as Clinique, Bare Escentuals, and Origins.