Like a breakup, a tattoo may hurt a bit at first, but will finally give you the freedom to profess how much you really love your mother. Find liberty of expression with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of tattooing services and a one-hour deep-tissue massage (a $65 value) at Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness (a $165 total value).
At Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness resident tattoo artist Jimmy Riggs harnesses 15 years of inking experience and a background in multimedia art to transform figures with vibrant colors and careful shading. Body graffiti begins with an artistic consultation, during which clients select design, size, and hues from in-house examples or consult with artists on custom images commemorating first loves or last competitive-eating victories. After slathering skin in antiseptic within a private parlor, Jimmy maneuvers custom-built equipment to cast bods in industry-leading inks including Intenze, Star Bright, and Kuro Sumi. Beyond touch-ups of past tattoos and small body art, such as a trademark symbol next to a signature mustache, most inking starts at $100, with pricing based on size, intricacy, and colors used. Past masterworks include a shoulder-blade series of skulls and roses ensconced in cursive swirls and a drape of violet and ultramarine pansies ready to serve as an instant bouquet for any forgotten anniversaries.
Post-inking, aftercare advice helps ward off peeling and infection. Massage therapists knead out any preink jitters or posttat tension with a 60-minute deep-tissue massage, relaxing bodies until they’re calm enough to fit in a frame and hang proudly on the mantle.
Alaric Health, Beauty and Wellness
One part salon and spa, one part fitness center, Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness is a one-stop shop aiming to glam up, firm up, and wind down clients' bodies. Hairstylists sweep men’s and women’s manes into trendy styles and nourish scalps with deep conditioner and hydrating scalp treatments. During one-hour Swedish massages, long, flowing strokes untie knotted muscles and help rejuvenate auras cluttered with stress and stale boxes of chi, and basic and deep pore-cleansing facials exfoliate visages to help skin regain a youthful glow. Inside the full-service fitness center, bodies work toward fitness goals among rows of weight and cardio machines, and can attempt to expedite results with help from a personal trainer or prescription weight-loss program.
4000 Saint Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, Florida 32205