Meet the Owner: Cheri Graf
When Cheri Graf opened Bombshell Hair and Ink, she chose a pinup-girl theme for the decor, giving it a warm, retro vibe. But there’s a bit more to it than that. The shop’s logo features a depiction of Graf’s aunt in pinup fashion. Though her aunt passed away before her salon opened, the still logo exists as an homage to her family. Read on to learn more about Cheri:
Age she entered beauty school: 16
When she graduated beauty school: before graduating from high school
Her specialty: classic and edgy cuts
About her resident tattoo artist: Brandi Smart is licensed by LucasFilms and Marvel Comics to tattoo all Star Wars and Marvel images.
If a jack of all trades is a master of none, then the aestheticians at Eyebrow Hub can safely call themselves masters of the art of eyebrow threading. They rid hirsute foreheads of unwanted stragglers, leaving behind gorgeously arched brows, but none of the redness, swelling, or amorous bees left by waxing. Despite the name, the threadsters also apply their hair-removal services to other areas, including upper lips, chins, and legs. Guests with a mind to supplement their threading, can go in for henna tattoos, eyelash extensions, and microdermabrasion.
At Doll Face Permanent Cosmetics, Janell Lamela grants her clientele the convenience of having permanently spruced facial features with tattoos that mimic makeup. Her repertoire includes eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and full lip color, examples of which can be seen here.
Temple Tattoo, located in Oakland, is a welcoming tattoo shop with the goal of making each customer feel incredibly comfortable and at ease while providing professional and qualified service. Walk-ins or appointments are accepted every day of the week, and the staff are readily available for any questions. Guests are free to bring in their own designs or photos of what they would like tattooed, and the artist will work in conjunction with that design to come up with something unique and perfect for the area being tattooed. Affordable prices and exceptional work keep guests returning again and again. While the artists do provide excellent work, they can also produce results in less time than one would think. Guests appreciate the focused and concise approach to the tattooing process. Stop in to Temple Tattoo today to experience great customer service, and walk out with an amazing tattoo.
Never skimp on quality when it’s time for some fresh ink. This parlor has a clean design and an upbeat and relaxing environment that’ll make you feel at home while you’re in the chair. If you have an idea but aren’t quite sure how to put it together, the friendly, creative artists on staff will work with you to develop the perfect design to fit your preferences. The studio is owned and operated by women with an endless supply of warm, communal vibes to leave you feeling great about your new art. Whether you’re in search of a full color piece or black and gray, new school or realism, this team of artists can help you achieve the tattoo you’re after.
Marc Beccia is all about the little details. That’s why when clients want a tattoo that perfectly resembles a personal photograph, they come to him. His mastery lies in his knack for shading, which accurately captures the subtle highlights of a person’s face, a building’s wood grain, or a favorite suitcase brand’s trademark symbol to give his designs the illusion of three dimensions. The shop continues to cultivate the little details that help make up a person’s style with body piercings, urban clothing, and a selection of gold teeth.