Similar to Superman and a telephone booth, people walk into Adorn Body Art with one appearance, and walk out with another. Instead of a cape, they exit brandishing new piercings, customized tattoos, and other creative body modifications. But unlike the man of steel, the customers here need some help with their quick change––and that's where the Adorn staff steps in. The studio's body piercers average more than a decade of experience apiece, and its tattoo artists cover a wide range of styles, from traditional to realistic to delicate. And, to ensure a perfect design each time, these ink gurus compliment their own ideas with hundreds of reference books, each of which was kicked out of the city library for rebelling against the Dewey Decimal System.
Within downtown Eugene's Bonaroo Tattoo, licensed tattoo artists decorate flesh with classic flash-art designs, cover-ups that transform existing tattoos, and one-of-a-kind artwork. Body-piercing specialists adorn faces and bodies in a different way—with glittering metals and jewels. The parlor stays open late, accommodating patrons until 10 p.m.
Seven talented tattoo artists make up the manpower at Area 51 Tattoo, where they ink skin with vibrant color and crisp images. Their work, which ranges from printed letters to delicate flowers to intricate portraiture, has graced the pages of numerous publications and takes shape inside a spacious, hygienic studio.
Infamous Tattoo’s experienced tattoo artists and piercers artfully adorn their clients’ bodies with custom body art and safe, precise piercings hung with sterile stainless-steel or titanium jewelry. Owners and tattoo artists Mat Casey and Jason Greer channel years of experience into their epidermal art, from hyper-realistic grayscale portraits to lavish word art while skillfully customizing pieces to match clients’ whims or deep love of talking cheeseburgers. Piercer Damian offers a creative variety of piercings, from standard navel bars to any imaginable curve of the ear, specializing in anchor dermals that add an unconventional accent to swathes of skin. His passion for piercing stems from his first puncture at 15, and since then he has performed more than 500 piercings, dedicating himself to ensuring his clients’ healing processes go smoothly. The shop also offers a wealth of piercing-compatible jewelry onsite to decorate fresh or long-healed piercings or body-modification-inclined refrigerators. Before their appointment, pre-adorned people can sink into a plush ebony-hued couch, tapping feet on the sleek ochre floorboards and admiring paintings and tattoo art mounted on the burgundy walls.
Boogie's Burgers & Brew is not a run-of-the-mill burger joint. One glance at the burgers belies the premium ingredients used, with grass-fed local beef and organic produce stacked between locally baked preservative free buns. Diners can wash down their burgers and fries with fresh-spun milkshakes or local beers, while those with gluten-free or vegan lifestyles can ask the kitchen to craft a sandwich just for them. Perhaps best of all, Boogie's stays open till the wee hours of the morning, for anyone who needs a burger to soak up the night's adventures or to use as an emergency pillow.
Martian Arts Tattoo Studio is helmed by a quartet of artists with personalities as colorful as their artwork, but with hands steady as rocks. They tap into both traits when inking clients with custom designs. Tattoos range from realistic flowers to mythical beasts and personal mantras. Yet no matter the chosen ink, artists specialize in precision, resulting in tattoos with bright colors and strong linework. Not taking their job lightly, they consult with clients to make sure they're on the same page before ever applying needle to skin.