PERMANENT MAKEUP BEAUTIFUL YOU BY JANICE
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"breast cancer doesn't have to leave
the last mark"
Hi there! I am a registered professional nurse and a professional artist. A great combination for a paramedical tattoo artist! Design and color theory combine with a thorough knowledge of maintaining sterility and the integrity of the skin. Add to that the compassion of a nurse for her patient. Even though this page is about me, I laughed, because in reality, it's ALL ABOUT YOU and how you influenced me to become a micropigmentation artist!
As an artist, my favorite subject has always been portraits. When I was 6 years old, I scratched a stick family portrait into the wood headboard of my bed. Instead of punishing me, my mother, who was a beautician, bartered hair cuts for art lessons-thanks mom! Fast forward- I was formally educated at A & M in Commerce, Texas, in the fine arts department. There I learned the French method of Trompe L'Oeil (fool the eye) along with photo-realism. My favorite mediums are airbrushing, pastels, and colored pencils. My favorite subjects are portraits. In the 1980's I won the Pastel Society of America's award for a pastel portrait of my daughter. The professional show I entered was in Irving, Texas, and had entrants from all over the U.S.
Throughout my nursing career, I've loved the aspect of being the liaison between my patients and their doctors. Your comfort, understanding of a procedure, privacy, your choices, professional treatment, empathy, and emotional support are all important to me as a nurse. YOUR SAFETY is my #1 priority. It was important to me to have the best machine to do tattoos, so there was no danger of backflow of body fluids from procedures into the pen that implants color into the skin, so I use a Cheyenne Hawk Pen, the only one I know of on the market that has a barrier built in to the needle that prevents body fluids from backflowing into the motor. My business is 100% disposable materials that will come in contact with body fluids. What cannot be thrown away( chair, stool, table, etc) is wiped down with a disinfectant after every procedure. I use barrier film and cord covers that are thrown away after each procedure. We are compliant with OSHA standards, Texas Health Department, Center for Disease Control, and city ordinances. I use only disposable nitrile gloves to avoid any problems with latex allergies. A red bio-hazard container is used for disposal of each needle I use. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding precautions I take to avoid any cross-contamination of body fluids. I am protecting you and me!
I did thorough extensive research on permanent makeup schools and chose Susan Church, IIPC http://www.permanentmakeupschool.org/why_choose_iipc.php. She has worked with the Orange County Health Department there, developed procedures and educated their employees. Her charity work is with burn victims which she has done for many years.
I realized my calling to be a nurse in high school when I worked at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce, Tx. I graduated from Paris Jr. College RN program at age 21, one of the youngest nurses in my class.
As a young nurse, I was impressed by a 30-year-old mastectomy patient, who had undergone a double mastectomy due to cancer. She had been fitted for a silicone-filled bra, and I admired her courage at her young age. Now that medicine has advanced to reconstructing the breast after surgery, and the final part of it-being the areola tattoo-is now being covered by insurance, there are more women opting for complete restoration. Of course, women have a choice to have the breast implant, to do a favorite design or the traditional nipple (areola).
A few years ago, when medical tattooing was very new, a dear neighbor of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her reconstruction and areola tattoo, she proudly showed me her new breasts. The areolas were so realistic I was just amazed. I knew that that was something I could do, but I had a wonderful job with a family that I loved, taking care of their handicapped son, so I just kept it in the back of my mind. In 2013, I had a dear friend who had a prophylactic double mastectomy because of a strong family history of breast cancer. She insisted that she wanted me to do her final tattoo, and after much prayer and seeking God for His will, my husband Bill and I knew God was leading me in this new direction.
Our heart is to minister to those beautiful warriors, who have overcome so much through the battle with cancer. We wanted a place for women and men to come, a beautiful place where a woman would feel peace and comfort walking through the door. When you leave me, I want you to feel beautiful, just like God created you to be! Bill and I decided to build a little studio in our 'shopartment' here in Cooper, convenient to Paris (35 min), Sulphur Springs (20 min), Commerce (20 min), and Greenville (40 min).
Twelve years ago, we sold our house, and started doing medical mission work in Acuna, Mexico (I speak Spanish). We decided to scale down and make an apartment in our existing shop behind the carwash we had build several years ago. Since, we have sold the carwash, but living in our shopartment has allowed us financially to do mission work every 3 months. Our work there is to the poor of Mexico, taking wheelchairs, walkers, adult diapers, etc. to 3 churches, an unwed mother's home, and an orphanage.
My husband and I gave our lives to Christ and decided to raise our children in the 'nurture and admonition of the Lord' when we married. God has blessed our children's lives because Bill kept his commitment to God and lead our family as our priest through the years. This commitment of course, has spilled over into our business, and we want to be known as a Christian company. Christ's compassion for all mankind is evidenced by His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, and John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life" is our passion. God has such a great love for you- His people- and our prayers have always been, 'Father, touch through our hands,' so that it is His Hands touching you, as I do your procedure. We pray in the morning for each person that God brings our way, and that each procedure be done by His Hands.
Now if you are still with me through all that history, we are happy to welcome you into our humble studio. 15 minute consultations are free, just give me a call to make sure I'm in. You can also email; my spam folder may catch your email, but sit tight, I will add you to my contact list and get back with you as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours). This is how I look at your situation, if you have a scar for example, that doesn't bother anyone else, but it bothers you, it's important to do all we can to put that particular problem away, so that you can feel good about yourself, and regain confidence. You are beautiful you, just the way God made you. Beauty comes from the inside, but if there is something that can be done about the outside superficial flaws, LET'S DO IT.