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Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.

735 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach,
CA
US

With years of expertise stowed away in their steady hands, the inksmiths at Funhouse Tattoo San Diego transform swaths of epidermis into personalized pieces of art. Their prowess has gained plenty of outside attention, leading them to be called to the set of The Hangover 2 as prop consultants. The Funhouse facility, resting among the palm-tree-traced streets of Pacific Beach, is a frequent destination for San Diego Chargers players, especially those who need to have the plays permanently doodled onto their arms.

Inside the shop, inked images are available in an assortment of styles. At one station, head artist Leo Cadenazzi sketches the bold lines of Japanese creatures, and at another station, founder Seth Reynolds wraps limbs in symbolic Polynesian portraits. Cadenazzi and Reynolds lead a staff that also specializes in graffiti, realism, and traditional images, such as the Harley-Davidson symbol, an eagle, or Sean Connery getting a tattoo of Sean Connery.

1453 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

We've been performing piercing services in the south bay since August of 1999! All piercings performed by Debbie, a licensed vocational nurse.

1515 Palm Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Customers of Church of Steel come in due to a myriad of reasons, sometimes on a whim or because of dream, but no matter what the reason, they are sure to leave satisfied. The bright and clean, corner tattoo and piercing studio Is full of darkly gothic touches, while a richly varied selection of accessories fill cases and walls in the front of the store’s church bench window seat. Work stations stretch along the street-level space and a private room makes for more intimate inking. Whether customers are new to the idea, have limbs full of artwork or need an emergency touch-up, the salon welcomes walk-ins as well as appointments.

750 Broadway
San Diego,
CA
US