Licensed massage therapist Michael A. Jagodzinski relieves sore muscles with techniques drawn from several modalities. During Swedish-massage sessions, Michael alternates long strokes with circular, kneading, and tapping movements tailored to each client's needs. Bamboo-fusion massage feels similar to deep-tissue massage. However, instead of firm hand kneads, the therapist employs warmed bamboo stalks that glide smoothly over the body to facilitate tension release and effortless pastry making.:
Evolved’s tattoo and piercing artists are a dedicated crew of professionals trained in advanced sterilization procedures, so you won't have to worry about them eating a big, sloppy sandwich while puncturing your skin with a sharp object. Tattoo prices ($50 and up) will vary according to the design, size, and location on the body. Piercings start at $37 (ear lobes and basic cartilage) and increase for body piercings ($57) and surface piercings ($70). The needle-averse, meanwhile, can still adorn their skin with Evolved's massive line of jewelry both tribal and shiny, as well as an assortment of shirts that range from $15–$20 (T-shirts) to $50 (bowling shirts).
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Tattoo, permanent cosmetics, piercing, hair
Led by Dozer, a certified permanent-cosmetics technician and instructor who received his first tattoo at the age of 13, the crew at Mystic Revolutions accentuate assets with permanent makeup, tattoo art, and piercings. In addition to creating glamorous looks and minimizing the tedium of morning makeup routines, Dozer's permanent treatments can be used to minimize the appearance of scars and correct skin discolorations. Before leaving, clients can augment their services by sitting for tarot-card readings, reiki treatments, or hair coloring.
Skin is Anisha Kanakia Sanghani’s canvas, and her intricate masterpieces—henna designs, painted faces, and nail art—enjoy fleeting but beautiful lives on their wearers. She has been embellishing skin with henna—a paste made of all-natural ingredients such as lemon, eucalyptus, and coffee—for more than two decades, drawing from both traditional and contemporary influences to conjure her designs. In those years, she has decorated skinscapes at a bevy of public events and taught others to delineate whorls and loops at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. The portable nature of her craft lets her practice at festivals, enliven girls’ nights, and visit study groups to etch palms with decoratively concealed chemistry equations before an exam. Although Anisha concentrates on temporary, cheek- and palm-sized work, not all of her handiwork has disappeared from this earth; she also applies her talents to murals, portraiture, and graphic design.
With 45 combined years of tattooing experience, the artists at Tattoo Lounge Elyria can help clients turn their most imaginative ideas into distinctive skin art. Using vegan inks free of plastics or harmful ingredients, artist Ryan Carmichael decorate skin with floral designs, realistic portraits, or meticulous renderings of important text messages. Piercing specialist Danny Qualls creates openings for body jewelry without the use of constricting forceps, allowing flesh to heal more quickly. Extensive training in safety measures such as CPR, first aid, and infection control keeps all procedures as safe as crossing Sesame Street during rush hour.
Tattoo artists Brittany and Michelle share a simple goal: to turn the fruits of their clients' imaginations into permanent body art. The pair keeps busy behind the retro façade of Eve's Ink, carefully creating indelible images in the clean, professional environment, which is devoid of your mother's judgment. Eve's skilled body artists go beyond traditional ink to outfit their clients with safe and eye-catching piercings, also offering permanent cosmetic services that can enhance natural beauty or fulfill a lifelong dream of having an extra pair of lips on your chin.