Seeing a wolf's face in the palm of a stranger's hand or an Illuminati symbol emblazoned on another's chest might only happen in most people's best dreams, but for artists at Fuzion Ink it's the norm. They spend their days consulting with clients as they design the perfect personal image to permanently ink into their skin. The owners take pride in their spacious and clean studio space, as it gives their artists and clients freedom to safely explore exactly what they want. Their studio also houses a private piercing room where staff members wield surgical-grade stainless steel and implant-grade titanium.
Finder’s Keepers Body Piercing focuses on performing high-quality body modification. Its piercers are licensed through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, and they use exclusively high-grade, biocompatible, implant-grade jewelry. They focus on proper sterilization and technique so intensively that they even offer an apprenticeship program, licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Piercers Jessi, Jessica, Jordan, Kimberly, and Sheena keep portfolios online so that potential piercees can preview their work. In addition to using dermal anchors and piercing popular spots like the ear cartilage, navel, and tongue, the experts at Finder’s Keepers can also pierce below the belt.
Dr. Corey Carwile of Tidewater Wellness Centers recognizes that not everyone is an athlete—though Dr. Carwile did play soccer in college— the licensed chiropractor takes the time to customize treatments to fit the needs and health goals of each client. The doctor alleviates headaches, muscle soreness, and body aches with traditional adjustment techniques as well as with computerized instruments from Pulstar and Impulse iQ that chart progress digitally. The office also offers massage from a licensed therapist, exercise instruction, Lipo-Light treatments, and better lifestyle guidance than a Magic 8-Ball inside a fortune cookie.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Dreelin has mended and maintained chompers, enabling adults and children to flash brilliant smiles. A preliminary mouth inspection ensures teeth line up tidily and sit securely within gums, and digital x-rays allow hygienists to peer behind the enamel and verify internal tooth health. Next, a thorough cleaning banishes plaque and detritus lurking in mouth alleys, and a fluoride treatment leaves teeth strong enough to chew their way out of the most heavily guarded gingerbread house. A take-home whitening kit enhances grins with a powerful serum that whisks away stubborn coffee, red-wine, and nicotine stains, turning mouths into minty-fresh tabulae rasae.
Virginia Eye Consultants has been home to ophthalmic specialists since its 1963 founding by Dr. John W. Dickerson. Over time, the practice has grown to a staff of seven MDs, each board certified in their medical or surgical area of expertise. Current president Dr. John Sheppard holds extensive knowledge on the topics of corneal transplants and clinical research.