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.
Five tattoo artists make River City Tattoo their sacred studio, and each one has an inking style all their own. A quick look at the team's portfolio highlights these subtle differences. Adam Marton, for example, emblazons skin with colors from across the spectrum, while Ashly's monochrome markings express just as much in black and white. Ranging from abstract to classic?and everything in between?the team's eclectic designs are nonetheless unified by the artists' dedication to self-expression. Of course, sometimes those expressions won't make sense in the future's arcane hieroglyphic language, so River city can also remove existing tattoos permanently.
Since 2006, owner and tattoo artist Melinda Rolfe has assisted clients of Dilligaf Tanning, Tattoo, & Piercing in adorning their bodies with vibrant custom artwork and pre-drawn tattoo flash. Some treatments include adorning the areas above upper lips with Monroe piercings, a body modification named after Marilyn Monroe's rebellious mole. For those seeking a less permanent change in appearance, the shop also offers tanning in standup and lie-down beds.
The saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for for the staff at Savarna's Beauty Spa?who, unsatisfied with current serums on the market, decided to create their own line of skincare. Sarvanas Mantra combines botanical ingredients with the latest skincare technology, resulting in products that both nourish and improve complexions. These serums may be used in tandem with any number of high-tech services, from microdermabrasions to collagen-boosting ultrasonic treatments. Trained specialists also turn their hand to enhancing natural beauty with eyebrow threading, makeup applications, henna tattoos, and a vast variety of lashes that are customized for each client. The beauty spa has several convenient locations to choose from, all of which maintain
a high level of pampering.
For Tammy D'Eramo, semi-permanent makeup isn't about vanity?it's about self-esteem and confidence for clients who might have difficulty applying makeup themselves. At Advanced Dermagraphics, Inc., she wields a steady hand to perform this intricate service, which she's mastered over more than 12 years in the business. As a licensed master permanent cosmetic practitioner/aesthetician, Tammy complements her makeup services with other clinical treatments: eyelash enhancement, facials, peels, masks, and skin needling, a nonsurgical skin-rejuvenation technique that stokes collagen production to fill wrinkles and camouflage scars naturally.