Pretty in Ink started in 2007 with a simple concept, branding a design that was easily obtainable.
The phrase “pretty in ink” was catchy for a child of the 80’s. Screen printing the logo on to textiles that are soft, simple and complimentary became an interest that lead to the creation of Pretty in Ink.
Almost a year later, in 2008, the interest for cosmetic tattooing was reignited and harnessed. When Mandi obtained her credentials for micropigmentation, little did she realize at the time, she had the branding for her new venture already in existence.
Pretty in Ink has had quite an adventure in its 10 short years. She’s moved state lines in 2011 and rebuilt herself from the ground up. First established in a tattoo studio, then a hair salon, a medical spa and in 2018 a beautiful loft in the Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio.
“This humbling journey has been one of self-discovery and has changed my life forever. I’ve helped hundreds of clients feel confident — from a simple beauty mark to full services for alopecia patients and cancer survivors.”
In 2008, Mandi pursued formal training for cosmetic tattoo applications from The Beau Institute in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She learned the fine technique of micropigmentation; layering of pigment in conjunction with the skin’s natural tonality and geometry of the face in relation to the eyebrows. She has also studied with world renowned masters such as Mensura Megy Hodzic, Selen Shenalp and Ella Sakalauskiene.
When 2011 opened its doors, Mandi relocated Pretty in Ink to Columbus, Ohio. Columbus has proved to be a fun and alternative city to cater to diverse clientele.
Mandi also has a passion for photography and screen printing. More about her can be found on her artist site at herfinest.com.
She's our new fibroblast service provider. #Fibroblast services can be described as a wrinkle release. Haha. No seriously. It has been used to improve the look of; fine lines, deep wrinkles, loose skin, stretch marks and even piercing scars! Fibroblasting, or plasma skin tightening, has gained the reputation as the best, non-surgical, option in the cosmetic industry.
“I was attracted to the field of non-surgical aesthetic renovation, of undesired elements of the skin, because of an injury from a horse at my stable, in 2001. I decided that I wanted to explore other avenues to reinvigorate myself after 10 years of reconstructive surgeries.”
Knowing first hand of all of the benefits; Deb has now decided to land at Pii to now offer the same benefits to clients. Mandi personally saw this service performed in Serbia, in 2017, and she is very excited to have Deb as part of the team offering this service. It is relatively new to North America but has been safely and effectively performed in Europe for years.
What we love about this service is that there is no down time, no chemicals used and the effects can be seen, as soon as, the first session. Deb owns and operates her own business called Only Skin Deep and is operating at Pretty in Ink's location. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook for some great transformations.
“I had my eyebrows done and my life was forever changed & I HAD to give back!!! 💕"
Believe us when we say she's got passion in her heart. Miss Syd came to Pii originally for a new set of brows and ended up finding her calling. She is, what we like to call, our working apprentice. We've been working closely together since March and she's now booking and building her own client list. She's a hybrid like Mandi. She's taking in and adapting the methods of machine work and microblading!
For a limited time, she's taking clients at a deeply discounted rate.
Oh! We have also passed the tooth gem service on to her. Yup, that is still around and she can make you look like a walking Orbit gum commercial. Haha.
She's a mom of 2, with a business degree and a passion for marketing.
She joined our team this year as Pretty in Ink's new operations manager and she is helping organize a lot!
We're deep in the venture of cultivating cosmetic tattooing training courses. Course options will be; brow shaping, microblading, machine work, corrective/rework, eyeliner, lips and freckle applications. She's gearing up to organize students, models, and everything in between, for these days. We'll be offering classes at the studio and also in an online video format too.
More class information is coming soon!! For inquiries you may reach out her directly.