BEST COSMETIC PERMANENT MAKE UP IN REDLANDS
Our Story - Medical Spa In Redlands, CA
Hey there, I'm Kris and funny enough, so is my husband...but without the "K" (Chris), and we have a little one that just so happens to be our Story, little Miss Story Jane.
For over 6 years we were lucky enough to travel all over the country perfecting our craft, working with some amazing companies and some awesome Doctors, consulting, training and doing what we absolutely love, Medical & Cosmetic Tattoos!
It's crazy but somewhere in the middle of it all we got married, had a baby and then
This wild, crazy and amazing adventure sure wasn't planned but sometimes the best things in life aren't, and to think that this all began because Chris was losing his
(Chris) Now I know what your thinking...
You're thinking, this guy with the amazing, awe-inspiring mohawk that looks something like a cross between a trojan warrior's helmet and a majestic unicorn horn was actually losing his hair?!?
I get it all the time, I know, but it's absolutely true that I was losing my hair.
(Kris) Ok, you were losing your hair but nobody has ever said that about your mohawk LOL
Let's stick to the facts...
When he started losing his hair it didn't make a difference to me, but I knew that it really bothered him, especially when he started refusing to take off his hat during family photos. So I finally scheduled him a consultation to find out more about a hair transplant.
(Chris) Ya, I went to the appointment and they said it was going to cost around 16 thousand dollars and that I might need to have a few procedures in order to have the results I wanted and I new that was something that we just couldn't afford and I was bummed. But money aside, I wanted to have it done so bad!
(Kris) He came home and told me everything that they said, he was pretty quiet about how he felt about it so I immediately knew he was upset that we couldn't afford to have it done. I left for work and spent the whole day trying to figure out a way to make it possible but I wasn't sure we really could. I just felt so bad for him. Well, turns out that I didn't need to because by the time I got home he was so excited!
(Chris) So what had happened was, the guy I talked to at the Doctors office said that he had just had a hair transplant himself and when I asked him how much he paid he said, that if you work for them they give you free procedures because you can't really sell hair transplants if you going bald yourself...
(Kris) So he did what any rational person would do.
(Chris) Yep, I applied for every hair transplant company in the country, and the next day, I got a job from a company that gave free hair transplants to its employees in Tennessee!
(Kris) ...and you left out the fact that you already had a job and that we lived in California...
Do you see now what I'm dealing with?
(Chris) A freaking genius!
(Kris) I didn't think so at the time, especially when we had less than three months to pack up everything and move across the country just because you wanted your hair back. The only thing that made me say ok was that it sounded like a pretty good career, and it was until...
(Chris) Until I got had an even better idea!
(Kris) LOL... Long story short, after a few years he had a client come in that had a procedure called Scalp Micropigmentation done. It's a hair tattoo that creates the illusion of hair follicles so that there is less contrast between your natural hair and your scalp that shows through when someone has hair loss. After he saw that he came home and said he was going to find a way to learn how to do it and that we were going to open up a shop of our own and offer the procedure. And as I'm sure by now you are able to guess that he actually made it happen.
After a while, we opened up our first business and it wasn't too long after that that he was getting offers to do the procedure for other companies and to train them as well. Eventually, we wanted to expand our services and add more similar services and that's when I got involved and we ended up learning some really unique and life-changing procedures we call Paramedical Tattoos.
(Chris) So for the last 6 years we've been lucky enough to travel all over the country perfecting our craft. We've worked with some amazing companies and met some really awesome Doctors consulting, training, and doing what we have both come to absolute love, Paramedical Tattoos!
(Kris) It's crazy but somewhere in the middle of it all we got married, had a baby, and then Covid happened. With our business shut down and absent from all of our friends and family with a baby during the lockdowns was pretty rough to say the least. We had already been thinking about settling down and planting some roots closer to home ever since we had our little baby girl Story, Covid just reinforced those decisions for us.
(Chris) So we loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly...
(Kris) LOL... Redlands California that is, and so here we are! The first thing we needed to do was come up with a new way to make an income but still being able to do what we love so much. We took our skills we developed doing countless procedures and all of our experience training other companies and developed some Online Training and Certification Courses that actually teach you, which we have quickly realized is not common in our industry. With the hard part of creating those courses behind us and the country starting to open back up, we also decided that we were ready to open back up too!
So here we are at our new shop in Redlands Ca. about to introduce our Online Courses, ready to open up for procedures, along with juggling a two-year-old all while maneuvering through the uncharted territory of a world post Covid.
Wish us luck and follow us on our crazy adventure into the unknown :)
(Chris) Oh this is going to be fun... Buckle up butter cup!
Specializing in Medical & Cosmetic Micro-Needling/ Inkless Tattoos
For the last 10 years Kris has been her ridiculously good looking husbands guinea pig while he was honing his skills and perfecting his craft but along the way she picked up more than just his signature nude tatu’s, she has become a powerful force in the industry in her own right with her rejuvenating micro-needling skills and has even created her very own technique to combat the dreaded hyperpigmentation scars that even some of the best artists in the world won’t work on and she calls it Inkless Scar Camouflage.
Specializing in Medical Camouflage & Restoration Tattoos
For the last 10 years Chris has been doing the exact opposite that every other tattoo artist has been doing… Instead of creating masterpieces of art that were made to proudly stand out on their human canvas’s, Chris has been pioneering techniques that take his clients unwanted and unsightly scars, stretchmarks, burns, birthmarks, vitiligo, hyperpigmentation spots and hair loss that uncomfortably stand out and making them completely disappear so that the only things that stand out are his beautiful and confident clients!
“ Traditional tattoos were made to stand out on the client, Nude Tatu’s were created so that the client stands out… Like a permanent Instagram filter. ”
I started tattooing in 2013
Co owner of Gaslamptattoo tattoo from 2016 to present
Featured in inked magazine and elpaso texas news paper as best body art 2015 and 2016.
Care giver ,hair stylist ,tattoo artist, permanent make-up cosmetic tattoos ,and entrepreneur.
"I love to make people feel good about themselves before during and after the procedure."