Michael Hare, senior piercer and owner of The Exotic Body, not only adorns birthday suits with hoops, barbells, and jewels, he also teaches seminars in the latest piercing techniques and methods. Opening in 1990, the team of body-art professionals sets up shop at one of the first piercing studios in Sacramento, and are all trained in safety and sanitation practices, as well as the art of customer service. This includes assuaging fears about getting a new tattoo or piercing or reaffirming that the whale scene in Pinocchio is fictional. Aftercare tips may be found on the studio's FAQ page, covering topics such as how to clean piercings, what products to use, and how to change jewelry.
Eastport Aesthetics pampers patrons with a full menu of spa services in a luxurious, relaxing environment. During a fotofacial, a licensed nurse practitioner will use a nourishing combination of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency energy to erase sunspots, age spots, freckle spots, and the other discolorations and spots that life stencils onto your skin while you're sleeping. Afterward, clients can wrap up in a soft and fuzzy robe while ogling Charleston Harbor, then slip back into real-world clothing before steering their freshly tended flesh toward the outdoors.
People enter Bonehead Tattoos as blank canvases, and exit as walking pieces of art. The shop's staff of talented artists decorate skin with portraits, cover-ups, and just about everything in between. One of those artists, Tyler, specializes in all styles of tattooing, from Japanese to traditional American. Outside of tattooing, Tyler has spent much of his professional career in creative positions. He's worked in design, framing, and music, honing his eye and ear for color.