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Articulture Apologizes to Offended Tattoo Shops in Fort Myers

Articulture has issued an apology to some of the tattoo shops in Fort Myers that became offended at the recent radio commercial put out by Southern Florida’s premier tattoo shop. In the commercial, consumers were warned of unprofessional and inferior tattoo artists in the area. The reason for the radio spot was not to belittle or slander any particular business, but to bring to the attention of tattoo shop owners the fact that some of their artists were not looking out for the best interest of the customers and the industry reputation.

Articulture Founder, John Improta, explained that since opening the shop in Fort Myers, he has seen a lot of poor work being produced by some of the local artists. He said that not only did the tattoos lack creativity and style, but were applied using inferior methods, using no blending or shading. He added that this type of second-rate bodywork and lack of attention to details also leads to a danger of infection to the customers. These are things that Improta feels should just be automatic … part of a shop’s standard operating procedure.

Another thing that Improta claims is that many of these artists are applying tattoos on people that should be turned away. People who don’t know what they are doing, or who are completely na├»ve to the permanency of the procedure, should be turned away and given time to consider their decision. For instance, a young girl who comes into the shop on a whim, wanting the majority of her body covered in black ink, should not be serviced on that date. The body artist has a responsibility to sit with her and review the ramifications of what she is about to do. Improta emphasizes the importance of tattoo shops acting in a manner that will most benefit the client and the industry, not what will make the shop a quick dollar.

Improta takes great measures to assure that the tattoo artists employed by him are amongst the best in the nation, and feels like all tattoo establishments should follow suit. He believes many of the shops in the Fort Myers area should raise the qualification standards of their artists by providing better training and extensive critiquing of their work before allowing them to move forward as a fully qualified tattoo artist. He states that just passing the licensing test should not qualify anyone to start work immediately unless there has been a successful apprenticeship and a proof of abilities to the shop owners.

Articulture is a good example of what a tattoo shop should provide its customers. They are the only tattoo shop in Fort Myers that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and they place customer service as top priority. The skilled artists at Articulture will sit with a client and help create a design for them that will put a smile on his or her face. Articulture knows that by looking out for the safety and satisfaction of the customers, they are paying tribute to the entire tattoo industry. What others may consider “raising the bar,” Articulture considers the norm.

Fort Myers Tattoo Shop Offers Permanent Makeup Information

Articulture is the premier Fort Myers tattoo shop, offering the latest and greatest tattoo techniques to their customers. Lately, many have asked about permanent makeup, and what it’s all about. Articulture does not yet offer the service, but provides some information on a service that they may be offering in the future.

In today’s “hurry up” world, we do anything we can to expedite any process. It is as though saving time has become an obsession with our country. How often do you get impatient if your computer takes a few extra seconds to process something? When we are in a hurry, how frustrating is it that a red light seemingly keeps us stopped for what we perceive as an eternity? We have become lovers of the “fast and easy” lifestyle. Permanent makeup is just another way to save minutes and decrease the preparation time to getting ready in the mornings, so it’s no wonder why make up wearers are clambering to become a part of the permanent makeup movement.

Permanent makeup is actually a well-placed and properly colored tattoo that gives the impression that you are always wearing makeup. The pigment is applied by the technician with a tattoo needle. After time, you may wish to return to get it touched up and brightened. When you visit an establishment that provides permanent makeup, you can choose whatever color you want your makeup to be, and the tattoo artist will draw on the areas on your skin that will be pigmented. The color ink is then applied to the area with a hollow needle. The ink is not placed deep into the skin; it remains in the top layers only, however it can sting a little, just as conventional tattoos sting when being applied. The pigment will not appear as the color you selected for about three weeks, until it has faded to the right shade.

Another name for permanent makeup is micropigmentation. It has become a specialized service in the makeup industry, as well as the tattoo industry. This field is expanding as demand grows greater. Not only is it a boon to those wishing to save time, but for those who have medical issues that keep their hands from functioning properly, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis. Others who have issues with eyesight no longer have to wonder if they applied their makeup correctly. Those who get it never have to worry about their makeup smudging after swimming, or after crying, or even after working out.

Aside from the conventional makeup application, there are other uses for permanent makeup. For instance, breast cancer patients who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomies can have nipples applied with the tattoo methods. Those who lose their hair may wish to have eyebrows applied permanently, or those who have lip scars can have the lip color smoothed out with the tattoo method.

Anyone considering getting permanent makeup applied should consider a few other factors. While it is very handy and saves time, you lose the ability to vary the color of eyeliner you wear, or other features, and tattoo removal can be very difficult, so it’s important to be very confident of exactly what you want.