If you’re already the type to think about getting inked, Fatty’s Custom Tattooz won’t faze you one bit. Hidden away on the second floor of a dusty building off Connecticut Avenue NW, this long-running tattoo parlor – which sits above a dry cleaning facility and tarot card reader – pulls few punches, but delivers great ink. Consistently considered one of the city’s top tattoo destination since it opened two decades ago, Fatty’s is actually a fairly friendly environment, staffed with knowledgeable artists who are willing to walk the nervous through every stop of the process. Much of the artwork by those same creative types can be found hanging on the walls, including psychedelic pieces by Fatty himself, who primarily handles large-scale custom tattoos. The shop does piercings as well.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks and her team of trained beautifiers offer an eclectic array of appearance-boosting services. Surgical options to fulfill patients’ Christmas wishes include tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. For a lighter touch, nonsurgical treatments include injections of Botox—the wrinkle-fading serum that tricks muscles into thinking they are bears that must fall into deep hibernation for months.
Zapatat's team of doctors and licensed aestheticians employs laser technology to effectively remove unwanted ink from clients of all skin types. Tattoos are measured and examined during initial consultations to determine the number of treatments needed for removal. During the procedure, a high-powered RevLite SI laser produces nanosecond pulses of light in multiple wavelengths, effectively breaking down ink particles of any color without heating up the surrounding skin. The Zimmer Cryo 6 chiller and a topical numbing cream applied before the treatment also work to reduce discomfort. Guests can enjoy a complimentary beverage and take advantage of Zapatat's free WiFi.
Acclaimed surgeon Dr. Craig Person's skilled hands change looks and lives. Doubly board-certified in plastic and hand surgery, he specializes in transforming clients’ appearances with procedures including lifts, augmentations, and enhancements. Nonsurgical alternatives, using injections of products such as Botox and Juvéderm, work to ease the wrinkles accumulated after years of frowning at riddles. Dr. Person also partners with a skincare professional, who consults with patients and provides skin-smoothing treatments.
Even though he's a trained cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rassael knows that not every beauty concern requires going under the knife. That's why he and his team at Millennium Medical offer laser treatments, beauty injections, and noninvasive body contouring in addition to surgical procedures such as lifts, tucks, and traditional liposuction. From lasers that diminish leg veins and unwanted hair to Lipo-Light devices designed to slim down trouble spots, the clinic's state-of-the-art facilities feature a range of noninvasive equipment to rejuvenate complexions.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.