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Just seven months after tattoo artist Avery Willmann opened UndeadInk Studios, his shop outranked 43 other tattoo and piercing shops to take the third place spot on KREM2's The Best of Spokane list. Along with artists Ryan Chapman and Jack Snowdon, Willmann embellishes flesh with custom ornate designs and can easily replicate images from a provided drawing or a charcoal rubbing of a sailor's bicep. All ink work is kept vibrant with a lifetime guarantee that includes free touchup service for customers who correctly follow their aftercare instructions. Those who prefer bodily adornment with more bling can also solicit the talents of the shop's piercing specialist Raven Wright, who bestows studs and other ornaments onto faces, navels, and ears.
Professional tattoo artists Sasha King and Micah Nelson preside over a choir of buzzing needles as they ink clients with designs that range from detailed black-and-white portraits to simple kanji letters. Though immaculately clean, their Edmonds studio eschews the coldness of a medical clinic in favor of a warmth that reflects the artists’ own dispositions. While Sasha and Micah outfit skin with colorful sleeves or all-black tuxedo vests, their piercing counterparts embellish ears, lips, noses, and brows with studs or surgical steel rings.
Behind a storefront nestled amid Belltown's bleeding-edge galleries and Art Deco artifacts, a quiet revolution is brewing. The shop is Dzul Ink Lounge, and inside, tattoo artists and brothers Jacob and Alex Dzul are out to turn decades of preconceptions on their collective ear. Gone are the cheesy designs and abrasive alt-rock assaults that typify most tattoo parlors. Instead, visitors step into a lounge that has more in common with a contemporary art space, a quality that's also shared by the shop's vivid, customized tattoos. Whether they're getting their first tattoos or adding ink to an already impressive bodily canvas, clients can flip through an iPad filled with thousands of the shop's exclusive designs, or collaborate with one of the resident artists on designs that are as personal as they are precise.
The artists at Hidden Addiction Tattoo Studio can transform any concept into a permanent masterpiece, whether it’s a simple shape or complex illustration. On the simpler end of the spectrum, there’s a bracelet of flowers, a ruby-red kiss, and a spray of stars. More complex works include a sleeve with flowers blooming around a colorful skull reminiscent of the Day of the Dead, as well as a rosary etched onto the chest.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular service: Airbrush spray tans
Brands Used: Multiple solutions depending on your natural skin tone
At Platinum Tanning, clients can maintain a beach-ready look year-round. The tanning salon darkens complexions with a UV-free tanning alternative can bask in the misting particles of an airbrush tanning solution, which is applied by hand by a technician to ensure the natural-looking formula goes on evenly.