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.
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.
The Studio at Painful Pleasures isn’t your standard piercing parlor. The 5,000-square-foot showroom has five fully furnished studios, each with their own TV and comfortable TatSoul chairs, as well as an educational center where they hold classes on piercing techniques. Hyperrealistic, ethereal, and vibrantly colored artwork designed by the in-house artists covers the walls—a testament to the detailed work they do. The team is also complemented by two resident tattoo-removal specialists who have mastered the art of buffing off unwanted images, such as the tally marks on your arm that remind you how old you are.
Tropical-themed decor covers the earth-toned walls of Endless Summer Day Spa, where a massage room, hair salon, and gym converge. A palm tree shades a lineup of black lumbar-supporting leather chairs in the comfortable waiting room, where guests wait for salon or spa treatments such as the wrinkle-battling raspberry enzyme facial. The experienced staff helps patrons achieve their beauty goals, offering refining salon cuts, tanning, and skincare treatments. After cooling down from gym workouts, or attempts to scale the salon’s hydration station, guests can relax with a soothing massage.
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.
Face Fantazee's aesthetic experts make special days even more memorable?not by gussying up a venue, but by decorating the guests themselves. The artists arrive at birthdays, picnics, and other gatherings equipped with water-based cosmetic paints and glitters. They then??get to work adorning?faces and arms, creating Spiderman masks, butterflies,?and all kinds of fun, colorful personas for partygoers.