What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are new in town and ready to make an impression,as well as create long lasting relationships with our clientele.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Being super creative and driven was the inspiration. Pair that with a location opportunity, where we can compliment the local talent and strive to bring together a community where artist tend to stray into rivalry, rather than build healthy relationships or create a space of camaraderie.
What do you love most about your job?
I love creating art with what at first appears to be a stranger, with an idea. That idea, complimented by my subtle interpretation, becomes reality and the stranger becomes a lifelong patron and friend.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Instantaneous referrals. Knowing
to of been sought out above the rest from one of my tattoos, is the best feedback.
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.
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.
Tattoo Boogaloo is a fun-natured tattoo and piercing shop located in San Francisco. Customers won’t need to worry about intimidating staff here. Deanna, Mez, Katie, Kyle, Krista, Chris and Tony strive to make each customer comfortable and excited about their latest tattoo or piercing. Newcomers to tattooing or piercing are welcome to have a consultation with any of the artists, and frequent guests can always consult the professional opinion of the artists as well. Interested guests should visit Tattoo Boogaloo’s website for news and information on happenings at the shop. Although Tattoo Boogaloo’s staff wants every guest to have a great in-shop experience, they also want the good vibes to keep flowing afterward. To make sure that happens, they have posted full tattoo and piercing aftercare instructions and tips on their website for easy access. Suggestions for cleaning and care are easily found here, and more questions can be asked through a simple phone call. Get your latest creation at Tattoo Booglaloo today.
When the parents of Bulldog Tattoo SF's artist told him to wait until he was 18 until he got another tattoo—they found out he had been lying about his age and getting inked since he was 14—there's a chance they thought he'd grow out of it. More than 20 years later, that's clearly not the case; his passion for the inked arts grew so vast that he found his way to the other end of the needle. Inside of his clean and sterilized parlor, the artist doles out a wide range of tattoo styles—from his favored traditional tribal artwork from exotic locales such as Borneo, French Polynesia, and the basement at Macy's to celtic knots and colored portraits. His versatility and skill, which can be viewed in his portfolio, can meet many requests, from black and gray designs to heavily colored artwork.
Burrowed among such historical downtown sights as Union Square and the Chinatown gates, Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio leaves its own permanent mark on San Francisco by outfitting the city's residents with custom tattoos. Well-rounded inksmiths Mario Delgado, Justin Davis, and Joe Kelly run the shop, and all are trained in their own unique styles. Mario specializes in realism, sprawling familiar images across limbs and buzzing them to life in full color or black and gray. Justin represents a more familiar approach with traditional American and Japanese designs. Joe's specialty is pointillism or stippling–creating intricate images out of thousands of little dots. When they're not sketching new images, the trio is fixing or covering up old tattoos, allowing clients to finally have the confidence to leave the house naked.