Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.
Using the body as their canvas, the artists at SDInk Tattoo and Body Piercing bring a client’s vision to life in any size, shape, and color. The artists, who specialize in tattoos that contour to the shape of the body, use vivid colors, satin blacks and greys, and ultraviolet ink visibile under black light to create custom tattoos. In additional to traditional and Japanese designs, the artists also create realistic portraits that can depict a loved one or beloved pet. And though ink is their specialty, the shop's professionals also pierce any body part that falls above the waist. Customers must be 18 or older for tattoos, but piercings are available for customers under 18 with a consenting parent or guardian.
Henna San Diego provides Henna tattoo & Mehndi design services for various occasions including : Weddings, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Festivals, Corporate events, Fundraisers, Grad Nights, Ceremonies, or any special celebration.
With years of expertise stowed away in their steady hands, the inksmiths at Funhouse Tattoo San Diego transform swaths of epidermis into personalized pieces of art. Their prowess has gained plenty of outside attention, leading them to be called to the set of The Hangover 2 as prop consultants. The Funhouse facility, resting among the palm-tree-traced streets of Pacific Beach, is a frequent destination for San Diego Chargers players, especially those who need to have the plays permanently doodled onto their arms.
Inside the shop, inked images are available in an assortment of styles. At one station, head artist Leo Cadenazzi sketches the bold lines of Japanese creatures, and at another station, founder Seth Reynolds wraps limbs in symbolic Polynesian portraits. Cadenazzi and Reynolds lead a staff that also specializes in graffiti, realism, and traditional images, such as the Harley-Davidson symbol, an eagle, or Sean Connery getting a tattoo of Sean Connery.
Blue Tattoo Cafe's licensed tattoo artists, Mason, Mike, Tommy, and George, take a measured approach to permanent body art. Specializing in custom artwork, the team consults closely with their living canvases to ensure their concept drawings keep in line with customers' visions. Their applications of permanent makeup, meanwhile, accent faces with designs made to resemble eyeliner, lip liner, and artificial eyebrows, perennially highlighting features or masking the loss of natural eyebrows due to age, illness, or genetics. The artists guarantee their work and offer complimentary touchups for Blue Tattoo Cafe's designs that have faded.
Trained and certified registered nurses dole out all the piercing, permanent makeup, teeth whitening, and skincare treatments offered at Body Art Salon, ensuring each service is backed by medical know-how and a professional appreciation for health and safety standards, which happens to be the salon's top priority. They stock their studio with high-quality body jewelry, such as nose rings, navel rings, and sterling silver onion rings, in order to ensure fast healing. And they send each piercing customer home with thorough aftercare instructions that help prevent infections. The team's permanent makeup applications use MRI-safe ink and last around five to seven years and provide a convenient beauty solution to those with medical conditions or busy schedules.