The team at Black Rose Tattooers is on a roll. In 2012, they received their third consecutive Best Tattoo Parlor award from Tuscon Weekly. Over the years, the magazine has had a lot to say about the trio of shops, calling the artists “masters of their craft” and admiring how “skill is apparent in every design, whether the tattoo is a realistic portrait…or a custom sleeve”. Though the tattooers love to accept custom projects, the street-style shops also welcome passersby for impromptu ink sessions. In case clients are too excited about their fresh ink to pay attention to the staff's post-tattooing guidelines, the company's website has a page with tips for tattoo aftercare.
When not hunched over their buzzing tattoo tools, Black Rose’s team also performs face and body piercings, even surgically implanting tongs to improve grilling abilities. They take this work rather seriously as well—each year, the crew attends the Association of Professional Piercers Conference in Las Vegas. Two of the staffers even have their own jewelry line, Honeycomb Organics, a collection of one-of-a-kind wood, stone, silver, and copper baubles that ranges from traditional rings and necklaces to large-gauge body jewelry.
Wheelchairs, scooters, and rolling walkers are more than mobility devices: they're accessories, and—with regular maintenance—can look just as spiffy as a pair of shined shoes. But washing and sanitizing them by hand is an arduous task, and dedicated cleaning machines can cost tens of thousands of dollars. That's where Gabriel Gutierrez comes in. His mobile cleaning system uses a vibrating brush to dislodge dirt and grime, a particle-cleaning gun to wash fabrics and leathers without soaking them, and a hospital-grade cleaning solution to wipe mildew and viruses from surfaces. Gutierrez's expertise extends to window washing for homes and businesses throughout Tucson. No matter what surface he's tackling, he draws on more than 20 years of customer-service experience to make each appointment a pleasant one.
Tile adds a clean, creative look to kitchens, bathrooms, and patios, but it's also an eco-friendly flooring material that requires no harsh chemicals or maintenance to keep it gleaming. Staff members at A World of Tile help clients to upgrade living spaces with this environmentally friendly alternative through in-house design consultations and a range of ceramic, stone, and specialty tiles. They amass products from across the globe, offering unique designs and SunTouch heated options that warm toes during cold winter months and prevent chihuahuas from shaking the whole year. During free hands-on workshops, staffers teach customers how to correctly install tile themselves or provide referrals to local contractors.
Digital Twins, LLC's technology gurus install audio and video systems into residential and commercial spaces, helping bolster their entertainment capabilities and visual appeal. Living rooms can be outfitted with hidden cables and mounts that turn grounded televisions into hovering portals for news and movies. High-definition audio systems strengthen the experience, bringing shows to life with crystal-clear sounds. Sound systems can also be installed around decks, pools, hot tubs, and patios, enlivening spaces that are normally quiet, save for the occasional cricket chirp or impassioned Tarzan cry. Outside of the home, Digital Twins can upgrade cars with high-end audio equipment or add pro-quality light and sound to events.
A licensed and insured member of the Better Business Bureau, All City Carpet Cleaning goes to work treating household carpets, upholstery, and automobiles. They specialize in truck-mounted steam cleaning for carpets, but also perform services such as upholstery cleaning, stain removal, and special treatment of area rugs.