Spotlighted by the bright lights of SLC Ink's clean and modern facility, Harley hunches over customers, the brow above his pierced nose furrowed in concentration as he emblazons canvases of skin with intricate and vibrant designs. Pulling from years of oil- and acrylic-painting experience, Harley uses the shop's meticulously sterilized equipment to dole out custom tattoos, whether an illustration meaningful to the customer or the answer key for an upcoming geometry quiz. His customers recline on cushy leather chairs, surrounded by the parlor's rotating display of local artwork.
Hardcore Tattoo and Skate’s resident ink slingers, Donny and Steve, liven up human canvases with everything from realistic landscapes and tribal patterns to original new-school characters. As diversified as their portfolios may be, the two shine especially bright when it comes to dark fantasy, including elaborate skulls and impossibly nightmarish creatures, such as Danny DeVito. Their skills span all spectrums, though, from Hanna-Barbera cartoons and calligraphy to religious images and portraits. Partnering with Dirty 30 skateboards, they also line their shelves with skate gear and accessories.
At Ink Doubt, technicians zap away regrettable tattoos with the Cynosure laser system. They use it because it can erase even the most stubborn colors while creating less discomfort than other systems. It also lessens the chances of scarring. With it, they can often eradicate once-permanent body art in three to 12 treatments.
Inkoff Laser Salon & Celebrity Image Day Spa, true to its name, specializes in laser tattoo removal and strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible for each patient. The Alex TriVantage lasers fractures the ink in tattoos of outdated grocery lists, effectively pulverizing a rainbow of colors, including typically difficult greens, blues, and blacks. Over multiple treatments, the body’s immune system slowly removes the fractured pigment, and the design steadily fades. To soothe any discomfort, all patients can opt for topical or injectable anesthetic for no extra cost.
In addition to their ink-fracturing services, the laser salon smoothes cellulite with VelaShape II lasers, resurfaces skin with eMatrix radio-frequency equipment, and removes hair with gentle Candela lasers.
April Stocks expertly coats customers with organic and vegan tanning solutions at Beaute Marque. Her customized airbrush applications add a bronze hue that eschews skin-harming UV rays directly from the sun. At the beauty studio, customers will also find services such as eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, waxing, and nail treatments.