Uncle Bud and Aunt Brinda Yates founded Pikes Peak Tattoo in 1978. After years of honing her craft, Brinda took home the first-place trophy in the Best Use of Tribal category at the 2009 Colorado Tattoo Competition. Now, when she isn't inking, she actively participates in the National Tattoo Association—of which Uncle Bud once served as president—and sings doggy lullabies to her herd of six chihuahuas.
To help with the shop, Brinda hired current manager, Barrett Leary, a skilled artist who got her start as the apprentice for Dan McClure of Bullwinkle's Tattoo and Body Piercing. Her artistry is wide reaching, as she also earned a bachelor of fine arts in ceramic sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and was featured in the documentary Craft In America for developing a distinctive ceramic technique. Barrett skillfully draws custom designs and comfortably transitions between different styles, though she retains a fondness for large-scale pieces with bright colors. She and her fellow certified artists also offer permanent makeup, tattoo removal, and piercing. They perform all their services with hospital-grade sterilization techniques and keep their single-use-only equipment in special sterilization pouches, discarding each tool immediately after use.
"I have always been an artist," says Heebee Jeebees' owner, Karen Knight. A native of Liverpool, England, her artistic travels have led her through careers in portrait painting, clothing design, makeup artistry, and other creative endeavors, before she thoroughly immersed herself in her love for body art. Alongside two other skilled tattoo artists, Knight creates custom artwork based on client specifications, and promises a lifetime of touch-ups to ensure the colors stay rich and the invisible ink stays invisible.
Brightly hued walls lined with original artwork and photographs provide visual inspiration for patrons and passersby.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Make your nails stand our with a beautiful shellac manicure. From glitter, to flowers, or even wedding designs choose from a variety of color. If you can think it we can do it. Shellac nail polish lasts for weeks.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Passionate about art and creating center of attention nails. Always wanting to show people's beauty from the inside out. Something about getting a manicure always makes a person feel more beautiful.
What do you love most about your job?
The atmosphere and meeting new wonderful people.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
They become like family they become life long clients that appreciate your hard work.
He may be master of multiple laser systems, but Dr. Robert T. Motazedi is not looking to blow up the moon. Rather, the chief of The Colorado Laser Clinic has set his sights on destroying sun spots, acne, and even tired tattoos with his aesthetic laser treatments. The doctor, along with his certified and trained assistants, has wielded laser power to remove unwanted hair for more than 15 years. For jobs not fit for a laser, the doc calls upon Physician’s Choice chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and doses of Restylane, Sculptra, and Botox.
At Beautiful Touch Day Spa, a small team of beauty professionals unite under a single goal: to care and serve the inner beauty as well as the outer beauty. The service menu serves this purpose by helping to boost each client’s sense of well-being and self-esteem through pampering treatments, such as deep-tissue and hot-stone massages. The spa's lineup of skincare treatments range from classic, customized facials to more targeted regimens such as chemicals peels and IPL photofacials. The staff can also help clients whittle away inches through body wraps, diet plans, and nutritional programs.
The owner of DollFace, Marie Ingle, is a 16 year veteran of the spa industry so she knows the importance of quality products. Marie, an eyelash extension technician, only uses the finest pigments, lash products, waxes and essential oils at her establishment. Of course, precise styling is necessary for the best results too. Highly trained in these treatments as well, Marie offers chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, full body and face waxing, seasonal body scrubs, and many more services.