My Journey Through Tattooing Brown Skin
Julia is the owner of Lash2Lashes Lounge in Temple Hills, MD, and serves the SPCP as a Director and Ethics Chairperson. Her journey began after taking a two-day microblading class and realizing that she would need more education to succeed in this industry. After taking numerous advanced classes, she started focusing on skin of color or high melanin-enriched skin. Using various machines, Julia’s passion focused on healed results. She concentrates on needle configurations, primarily which needle works best for her on which skin.
The Artist’s Eye
Lisa is a certified, award-winning tattoo artist, SPCP trainer member, and business owner. With over ten years of experience in tattooing and art, she brings a unique skillset to her work and personal services. In 2014, she opened Rose Red Tattoo that merged the two worlds of cosmetic and artistic tattooing together into one of the leading studios in Maryland. Additionally in 2020, she opened her own training academy where she teaches tattoo fundamental and continuing education to the new generation.
Mary Jane trained under the master, Bert Grimm, who bridged the breadth of the 20th Century and taught her traditional tattooing, as well as permanent makeup and repigmentation skills he learned on restoring soldiers’ faces damaged by mustard gas. A former Board Member of the SPCP and the original author of the SPCP Code of Ethics, Mary Jane has been tattooing since 1981 at Dermigraphics, LLC. In addition to offering custom tattoos, she also devotes her services through the medical community to those in need. Mary Jane is a recipient of our Industry Leader Award.
Sarah entered the PMU industry in 2006 as a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician in Southern California. Her specialty is performing PMU corrections, scar tissue restoration, and prevention. She is knowledgeable and well-rounded in all aspects of our industry and is a highly respected SPCP trainer member and speaker. Sarah‘s mission in permanent cosmetics is to make sure that fellow artists have the confidence to perform procedures and understand the human canvas while practicing their craft safely.
Facial Injectables, Aesthetics, and Permanent Cosmetics
Marie owns and operates Medical Aesthetics and PMU. She is the owner of Aesthetic Reecreations, LLC, as a PMU artist doing cosmetic and medical tattooing for 18 years. Marie is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Nurse Injector for Allergan Pharmaceuticals, and a lecturer and trainer for the International Plastic Surgical Nurses Association. Marie is a highly regarded lifetime member of the SPCP and an esteemed contributor to the SPCP Quarterly.
The PMU-preneur blueprint to blowing up on social media.
Emily Joy’s resume reads like a brow artist’s dream! She gained brow artistry training from the legendary Anastasia Soare (@anastasiabeverlyhills) before launching her DC PMU squad @dollistic in 2013. Emily’s experience managing Fortune 500 luxury corporate spas such as The Four Season, Ritz Carlton, and W Hotel Bliss Spa makes her a trailblazing PMU business consultant for her newest venture; INK MENTOR (@inkmentor.me), an online community platform with a mission to bridge the gap between artists and entrepreneurs.
Know Your Pigment: What is Safe?
Mytia, the Vice President & Head Chemist of Li Pigments, has always been fascinated with the biology that develops safe and beautiful pigments. For over a decade Mytia has been researching the biochemical aspects of manufacturing individual pigments based on their composition and breakdown. The goals of her research, development, and formulation are bridging the gap between science and art in a way that makes permanent cosmetics more reliable.
Town Hall Meeting
Angela currently serves on the SPCP Board of Directors as President. A Brooklyn, New York native, she has lived in Georgia, Washington, and Germany. Angela is an SPCP certified trainer member and supplier member and owner of Effortlessly Beautiful by Angela in Staten Island, NY. For over twenty years, she has worked on both sides of the tattoo industry, with her experience as a traditional tattoo artist providing a unique perspective on permanent cosmetics. Angela also creates fresh ideas for the SPCP such as the SPCPLearning.org education site.
Scar Rehab for PMU
Truly passionate about the craft of scar revisions and permanent cosmetics, Elsa is excited to share her knowledge. She is an internationally trained artist and has been in the beauty industry since 2007. Elsa serves the SPCP as the leader of the SPCP’s Young Professionals Committee. She is the owner of Flawless Permanent Makeup By Elsa in Chicago, and Flawless Permanent Cosmetics & Spa, & Teach Me PMU/Flawless Academy in New York City.
The Flare of Traditional Eyeliner
Kimberly is a 7-year certified member of the SPCP and holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education. She is the owner of Kimberly White & Co. Permanent Cosmetics Studio, located in the heart of Louisiana. With over 1,500 eyeliner procedures to her credit, she is one of the most sought-after eyeliner artists in the deep south, producing optimal healed results on all skin types in various designs, using varied techniques, suitable for each client. She believes the key to success is to continuously seek education, and never stop learning.
Laser Removal for Permanent Cosmetics
Hugh Wilson is the Vice President of TexMed Laser Corporation and owner of Dallas Tattoo Removal Clinic. He has received many awards for outstanding clinical work and community services in the Dallas area. Hugh has many years in the tattoo industry, having worked as an artist for several years before expanding into the tattoo removal sector. He has extensive experience in the removal of pigmented lesions, tattoos of all varieties and removal of cosmetic pigments. His clients’ concerns are his personal mission –to change lives and appearances for the better.
Discovering her natural ability early on by sketching photo-realistic portraits of her family members, Vjera embarked on a lifelong artistic journey which included colorful interior design faux finishes, event installations, and landing lastly on her true calling, the application of color to the skin. After formal PMU training and many years as a freelance tattoo artist, the decision to specialize became clear. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Vjera provides classic and modern techniques suited for all different styles and age groups. Her specialty is magnum needles, which she routinely uses to achieve soft finishes for lips and brows. Vjera’s signature MagBlush techniques showcase sheer blush to saturated lip tattooing.
Train the Trainer
Shanan began her career in permanent cosmetics in 2006 and owns a medical spa practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she practices all areas of permanent cosmetics. She has been an active member of the SPCP since 2007, including serving on the Board of Directors. Always driven by a challenge, she pursued and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tulsa. Through her nursing specialties and personal family medical issues, it became clear that wound care was a passion that complimented her career and personal goals. Shanan recently authored a popular SPCP book, Principles of Infection Control for the Tattoo Industry, a must-read for anyone in our industry. She is a recipient of the SPCP Ambassador Award.
This highly acclaimed program is presented by SPCP Trainer Member and past Director Shanan Zickefoose. While a required class for those with a goal to become SPCP trainer members, this program is also required regularly for certified trainer members as a review to keep current on training practices. The attendee will be able to demonstrate skills in the areas of developing contractual student agreements, trainer teaching skills, motivational skills, and choosing students. Also covered will be class lesson plans, instructional methods, how to great presentations, choosing class types, and so much more. Attendees have the opportunity to network with one another and to speak on particular subjects to enrich the program with new ideas. This exchange of ideas casts the seeds of new educational concepts and program development. Attendees of this class must be CPCP certified or scheduled to take their certification exam during the convention. Attending this class does not qualify the attendee as an SPCP trainer member; additional requirements must be met. Please refer to the SPCP website for other trainer member requirements or contact the office for a Trainer Application Packet.
Lips have become one of the fastest trending procedures in the market! From sheer to full color, there is a technique suited for everyone, and as artists, we need to be well versed in how to use multiple needle groupings. There are many ways to accomplish a procedure and there can be much gentler/faster ways for some situations. In this three-hour presentation, Vjera will showcase her signature technique for lips MagBlush™, which she accomplishes with magnum needle configurations ranging from 7 to 17, straight and curved. She will touch on topics ranging from appropriate needle, machine, stroke, and pigment selection for various situations as well as review healed client results. Attendees will practice her technique and movements on silicone practice pads and realistic lip molds, so be sure to bring your machine and gloves. You definitely do not want to miss this part of the event!
Grab your breakfast and meet us in the Exhibitor Room where you will meet the SPCP Board of Directors and learn how to make the best of your convention experiences!
A one-of-a-kind presentation that will help expand your design skills beyond technical mapping. You will better design procedures for your client’s specific challenges and needs for the most stunning and natural procedures! With The Artist’s Eye, you will be able to see and understand your clients’ facial anatomy on a whole new level! Lisa Doll is an award-winning artist that shares what every cosmetic tattoo artist should know about facial harmony and anatomy.
Let Julia take you on her journey of tattooing skin of color. She will provide the details of the good, the bad, and the ugly; when she agreed to work on a client, and when she should have turned them down. Learn how to pick a color and determine whether to modify that color. Discover her tips for better retention on dry and oily skin and her needle choices for the different skin textures. Julia will discuss troubleshooting techniques for issues such as bleeding and being faced with someone else’s work.