The bamboo furniture and tribal drums inside Earthbound Tattoo Studio telegraph the studio’s specialty in traditional and modern Polynesian-flavored tattoos. This aesthetic may come from artist Noel's travels through Hawaii and New Zealand—or maybe the team just has a head for the geometric curlicues and bold black lines that represent that style. Either way, their creative minds swirl not only with island flowers, bands, and patterns, but also the need to custom design each tattoo that falls from their professional, sterilized equipment.
Working under board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David S. Goldberg, Monterey Skin Fitness Center’s licensed aestheticians work to halt the march of time with an array of skin-plumping peels and injections. Aestheticians offer guidance during every step of each treatment with a full evaluation and explanations for postpeel care. The 30–45 minute MicroPeel curbs breakouts, smooths wrinkles, and conditions and protects formerly fraught faces to maintain a freshly peeled appearance. The peel's immediate results make it ideal for a last-minute spruce on the way to extreme staring contests. Refinity peels take about 30 minutes to renew skin with a gentle application of glycolic acid, while protecting it with Cosmederm-7, a patented anti-irritation ingredient that reduces postpeel grouchiness for sensitive skin. Treat pimple-prone pores with a Vi peel, which lifts away scum, sun spots, and the appearance of scars while firming the skin. The 20-minute Vi peel yields visible results after about four days; results are maximized over multiple treatments.
Lovedog Tattoo Studio?s artists craft custom designs to help you wear your thoughts on your sleeve?literally. The clean, hygienic studio accepts walk-in appointments, but it's probably best to take a minute to browse the artists' portfolios and see whose style best suits your vision. And that vision can be almost anything; these artists have plenty of experience tattooing designs large and small, from a snarling jaguar to the name of a favorite first-grade teacher. Studio artist, Jesse Iris, has been inking for 8 years and has traveled the world to perform guest spots at studios in Italy, Germany, Hungary, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
Nestled in the beautiful redwoods at the heart of the San Lorenzo Valley, The Gilded Lily is a mom-and-pop style tattoo shop owned by artist Mac Cellitti and his wife, shop manger Maren. Committed to satisfying the tastes of every individual, The Gilded Lily works with customers to customize quality tattoos of all sizes suited to their unique pelts in a clean and friendly environment. Feel free to bring in any reference material to help Mac or his fellow artist Jim create something completely unique and personal, and to help the process of finding out what will look best permanently scrapbooked on your skin. Check out their website and their Facebook photo page to gander at prior custom creations, which range from tiny flowers to full-back portraits. Like the preparations for a Guinness Record–breaking five-story plum pudding, appointments must be made in advance.
"Rejuv? was inspired because we wanted to offer patients the latest advances in skin rejuvenation and body enhancement," says medical director Dr. John Tang. Dr. Tang and his wife, Alexandra Tang, a registered nurse, opened Rejuv? in 2004 to provide these cosmetic services though nonsurgical and minimally invasive means, such as laser treatments, beauty injectables, and traditional spa appointments. They zap fat, clear complexions, and fade unwanted tattoos of Spiro Agnew, but before they do any of that, they make sure their patients stay healthy with nutrition consultations, hormone-replacement therapy, and exercise regimens.
In a clean, open space, Pierce Ink offers beauteous body modifications for customers interested in embellishing muscle coats and commemorating meaningful life events. Specializing in custom tattoos, Piece Ink's talented artists will bring any design to life by creating bold and unnerving, or refined and detailed tats. Tattooing costs between $60 and $125 per hour. Pierce's fully licensed, experienced staffers are also certified in first aid, CPR, disease prevention, and bloodborne pathogens, ensuring a safe, hygienic process. On the pierced side of the coin, visitors can garnish a navel ($60), nose ($50), or tongue ($65) with basic jewelry, or gracefully bedazzle bodily surfaces with anchor piercings ($95). Pierce Ink carries high-quality titanium and surgical steel jewelry, as well as Pyrex pieces to significantly reduce the chance of your body rejecting its new trimmings like it so rudely did when it was offered a slice of rhubarb pie.