March Blog 2015

"What Women Want"

I am taking part in a local event (on March 20th) that has got me thinking about 'What Women Want'...

In hopes to connect further with my Oceanside Community, I have been looking forward to representing myself at this annual event!

Tattoo Services, Custom Airbrush Body Art, and Breast Cancer Support are the main passions that I hope to share with the 700+ guests who attend this SOLD OUT event! ** Thanks to Donna Andres **

As Luck (or Destiny?) would have it, my 'Connection Intention' overflowed as I recently got lovely PRESS in the Oceanside Star (Feb 26th, 2015). *** With GRACIOUS THANK YOU'S to Julie and Jan!! ** This is the 2nd News Story where I have been found immediately on Page 3!! Amazing!!

Here is the Oceanside Star Story by Julie Bertrand

What timing!! The responses have been wonderful, and will continue to inspire my performance as I meet each person who fuels and interest in the services I provide!!


"To Contribute,... To Shine,... To be Noticed.         

To be Generous and Thankful! Women want Results, and Great Advice!

Courage, Confidence and Connection,...

To ME, that is "What Women Want"!


Photo by Julie Bertrand


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Tattoo "Fit" ness ~ January Blog

Your body and Tattoo Placement will need to work together, finding the right FIT should be natural!

YES! (Art) MATH, (Body) SCIENCE, ENERGY and Visulal FLOW are all needed to produce a great looking tattoo with great placement.

Readable from a distance, your tattoo should be complementary to your form! Great Placement should be pleasing to the eye of not only your ARTIST, Yourself and your closes Peeps, but also to any critical stranger (who many have more of a mouth than a brain, haha)... Somethings we may HAVE to work with, such as COVER-UPs and  SCAR TISSUE, but with the right "big picture" mindset a well placed new tattoo can even enhance your natural appeal.

3 easy things NOT to do:

1) Dont commit to an image that is tooo small. Be realistic and OPEN to accept the size of a tattoo that honors the level of detail required in it's focal point.

2) Dont crowd other tattoos. If they werent planned together, the art may compete for real estate on the body... and also compete for visual attention.

3) NO "up-side-down"/inverted tattoos, please! This is easily the most limited point of view. Whether the tattoo is a word or a symbol, even if it is 'just for you', there are wayyyy better options to honor your tattoo!!

Bring out the best in you, work it out with your new tattoo! namaste1


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LOVE your Tattoo!!!

Happy February, Valentine ~ *Blush*

Ahhh, the Euphoria of bringing home a stunning tattoo...

Given: Your very personal, chosen adornment will grow with you for many, many years to come... Right away, Tattoo Aftercare requires a nonchalant aspect of TLC (Yes, Tender Loving Care). Love at first sight can cloud your judgement... reel back from the potentially clumsy and akward self that may smother or obsess over the giddy new romance of your perfectly beautiful new tattoo.

Be COOL :) Be Gentle, Be Mindful and Considerate. Like a prefect date with someone you really admire, keep your Paws OFF!! Mind your presonal hygene and think before you make a move :)

Respect that your body has just experienced a rather magical transformation, and use patience to get to the next stage of your realtionship.

Tattooers and Clients will agree and disagree on many points of Aftercare, every-body is truly unique from skin to artists technique, so each heal will often be authentic.

Hopefully this Aftercare Advice will aid in a perfect union between you and your new permanent art installation... and keep that radiant doe-eyed honeymoon glow until you renew your vows to experience your next tattoo... 

XO, Dolce Amore~




Tattoo Aftercare Guidelines

Day 1 - Happy Tattoo Day!!

1 - Keep your tattoo covered 8 hours or overnight.

Day 2

1 - Wash your hands, remove your bandage gently

2 - Wash your tattoo with mild soapy hands then rinse.

3 - Dry with paper towel, dab/pat

4 - Leave your skin clean and dry.

Day 3

1 - Shower as per normal, dry your skin as per normal

Day 4/5 etc..

1 - Shower as per normal, dry your skin as per normal

*** IF your tattoo is showing signs of tightness or a slight itch, a mild sensitive skin mosturizer may be used. Mild/Plain moisturizer such as Vaseline Intensive Care, Curel, Lubriderm, Keri... WASH YOUR HANDS, rub lotion on to your hands, rub on/in to your tattooooo.

AVOID - Aloe Vera, Alpha Hydroxy, Vitamine E, Petroleum (straight Vaseline) and Lanolin.

IMMERSION/SWEATING - 3 weeks of healing time necessary, Re: Pool, lake or ocean swimming, hot tub and HOT YOGA enthusiasts.

USE SUNSCREEN - AFTER 6 weeks, and forever!

DONT listen to your friends :-)



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• $150/hr. $100 deposit required.

• No minors, drugs or alcohol allowed.


• Simplify and describe your idea.

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• Please follow all aftercare instructions.