With his face and chest scratched, his neck tendons sticking out, and his muscles taut, Bruce Lee raises his fists, ready to take on his next foe. Such photorealistic details surface in each design from The Ink Parlor’s team of experienced tattoo artists. Garnering inspiration from the bevy of designs speckling the shop’s red walls, these needle gurus can render just about anything, from owls wearing monocles to elegant script spelling out a loved one’s name or a sworn enemy’s home address. In addition to tattoos, the technicians specialize in single-hole piercings for areas such as ear lobes and bellybuttons.
Since 1990, So Natural Institute has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon?s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.
Iron Tiger Tattoo's staff accessorizes epidermal layers with a buffet of artistic piercing and tattoo services. Six dedicated tattoo artists lend their eyes' aesthetic talents to customers, manifesting their designs and complimenting their wardrobes. Tattoo pricing varies with size, location, and design, although there is a shop minimum of $50 for a piece and an hourly rate of $100 for epic transcriptions of War and Peace in Sanskrit. Iron Tiger employs three former darts champions as its piercing staff, fusing bull's-eyes and metallurgy to specific customer- specifications. Earlobes and cartilage can sport an assortment of ornaments ($20), inspiring envy in nearby nostrils and navels for their own metallic embellishments ($40–$50).
The original artwork adorning the walls of Deaf Dog Ink isn't a sample of the studio’s stock design options. In fact, Deaf Dog’s licensed tattoo artists, Jason and Mumbles, don’t produce any tattoo flashes—every piece they design is entirely customized for each client. Intricate inkings run the gamut from elaborate family crests to realistically rendered eagles and celebrity portraits. To show their appreciation of selfless service, Jason and Mumbles offer 20% discounts to members of the armed forces, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.
The Flawless Permanent Cosmetic Team highlights clients? features with makeup that's as natural looking as it is certain to stick around. They enhance eyes and lips with permanent liner, and create signature custom-blended color brows to enhance your unique skintone. The Flawless team also provides less eternal solutions such as breast areola colour enhancement, scar camouflage, FLAWLASH extensions, waxing, and give lessons on how to bring out the eyes with nothing more than regular makeup.
Rachael Cross knew she wanted to be an artist her whole life. Instead of becoming a painter, graphic designer, or photographer, however, Rachael chose tattoos as her artistic medium, emblazoning bodily canvases with her vibrant, intricate designs. At Grimms Tattoo—a trusted local tattoo parlor that's been around since the 1980s—Cross meets with customers during an initial complimentary consultation to discuss desired designs. She then adorns them in their choice of artfully rendered images, letters, or paragraphs from the backs of cereal boxes.