With 25 years of licensure and five licenses between them, the beauticians of Premadonna's Salon have employed the latest in salon and spa treatments to bring out their clients? best features. The staff specializes in permanent makeup, especially for corrective purposes, using the interdermal pigmentation method?during which they apply micro insertions of natural pigments into the skin. Beautician Stacey is also a licensed tattoo artist, and teaches the art of tattooing at a separate training center. The chic South Tampa location is sheathed in denim blue walls and black furnishings.
Tattoo artists Adam Natonio and EighJay Mauro were graphic designers and visual artists. At Standing Art Tattoos & Art Gallery, they are able to combine their experience and passions into a tattoo studio with an art gallery, which has pieces available for purchase. The studio has won awards at Tampa Bay Tattoofest, and been featured in Skin Art Magazine, Skin Shots Magazine, and Tattoo Envy Magazine.
The Classic Face owner Kathryn Belasco, a registered nurse who wields a license to apply permanent makeup with micropigmentation techniques, headlines a roster of beauty boosters that have a knack for making over clients from the neck up. While applying permanent makeup, Belasco and her techs use their tools to enhance the natural shape of clients? eyebrows, eyelids, and lips according to the unique features of each customer, rather than festooning faces with makeup styles that will eventually fall out of fashion or aggravate territorial mimes. During their dermal-rolling treatments, they use small handheld rollers with tiny needles to help tighten loose skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce scars and stretch marks. Once faces have been thoroughly prettified, the salon?s hairstylists can sculpt strands into flattering, face-framing coiffures.
Drew Caridi, the owner and artist behind Skin Deep Body Art, adorns the epidermis with tattoos, permanent makeup, and air-brushing services. Amid black-and-white checkered floors and red walls, Drew crafts old-school style designs featuring roses, skulls, and memorials. Meanwhile, his associate Carol manages the business end of the studio by regularly saying “synergize.”
The indelible ink that Martin Ramos impresses upon skin tells a story, be it about a client's personality, origins, or loved ones. Martin wields the ink like an artist?it helps that he's also a painter?to cover flesh in both intricate and simple designs, though realism is his specialty. His work includes delicately floating flowers and butterflies, carefully printed text, and brightly hued skulls, among many other subjects. Martin custom draws each tattoo, ensuring that no two skulls look alike?or have the same name.
Roma's casual Italian eatery entices patrons with an expansive menu packed with New York–style hand-tossed pizzas, homemade pastas, hot subs, and gourmet salads. Each pie is hand-stretched and topped to order, whether you want to create your own or select from one of Roma's 14 gourmet pizzas, such as a large hometown Hazleton with spicy italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, onions, and mozzarella ($15.95). Keep it simple with a bubbling slice of cheese ($2.50) or pick a pie ranging in dimension from 10 inches ($5.95+) to the extra large 18-inch disk ($14.95+). Less circle-centric diners can nosh on any of the hot or cold sandwiches, such as Roma's specialty philly cheesesteak ($6.95) or turkey and swiss packed in a tomato basil wrap ($6.95). Burgers, salads, and a variety of pasta dishes fill out the nonround portions of the menu.