If tattoo artist Terry, who has nearly two decades of experience to his name,
is the heart of
Bootleg Tattoo Las Vegas, then his team of artists and cosmetic technicians is the soul. Inside the bright, spacious shop, this team specializes in fantasy and portrait tattoos, working in black-and-gray as well as full, brilliant color. A classic, illustrative style characterizes much of their work, whether they're inscribing an arm with a regal dragon sleeve or a wrist with a regal grocery list. Other modification services, from precision body piercing to permanent makeup application, are also available, as is tattoo cover-up. Bootleg Tattoo isn't just concerned with their art; they also prioritize client safety. The state-licensed, Health District-certified studio uses exclusively single-use needles, and sterilizes each piece of equipment via autoclave.
The two board-certified plastic surgeons at Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn, specialize in breast aesthetics. As some of the largest users of breast implants in the country, the doctors are well equipped to perform breast augmentations, reductions, lifts, and reconstructions. They also skillfully rejuvenate faces with face-lifts and Botox, and they slim bodies by sucking out fat with SmartLipo liposuction or taking off the patient’s snowsuit. In fact, the doctors partner with some of the Valley’s gastric-bypass surgeons to help contour bodies after clients have had their stomachs shrunk.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
One thing is evident at Couture Dermatology and Plastic Surgery: board-certified dermatologist Dr. Candace Thornton Spann and her husband, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Spann, prefer the latest technologies. They use vShape lasers, which can treat cellulite; Lutronic Spectra lasers, which are FDA-approved to reduce melasma; and Body-Jet liposuction machines, which can remove fat without general anesthesia and a reading of Goodnight Moon. Of course, they and their staff also schedule traditional plastic surgery, dermatology, and spa services such as lifts, facials, and chemical peels.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Tatt Life Studios specializes in creating the most amazingly creative, artistically intricate, custom one-of-a-kind tattoos in the city of Las Vegas.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
In the summer of 2013 Tatt Life Studios opened its doors to begin a crusade to become one of Las Vegas Most Premiere Tattoo Shops.
What do you love most about your job?
Having the opportunity to tattoo celebrities from Academy Award winning rap artists to Gold Medal winning Olympians.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Seeing a customers smile once they finally have received the tattoo of their dreams is always the greatest reaction an artist can get.