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Valerie Weber's INK-Credible Podcast
44 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
EP 26: No More Botched Eyebrows with Kaety Bowers and Meg Melchert
Unregulated microblading doesn’t just lead to badly done brows but is an infringement on basic human rights. Luckily the good people of Missouri won’t have to worry about unlicensed microbladers for much longer though thanks to the work of Kaety Bowers and Meg Melchert. It was an honor to have them on the show today and hear them speak about their activism for a more regulated PMU community in Kansas City. After a woman ended up with four eyebrows due to shockingly amateur microblading work, Katy and Meg decided that they had to take a stand, and today they tell us about how they teamed up with some fellow PMU artists and took the issue to the board at the state level.
65 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
EP 25: The Road to Becoming a PMU Pro with Kelly Hankamer
Getting started as a working professional in the PMU world is totally doable, but it is going to cost you time, money, and a big dose of persistence. While the resources you put in will be large, knowing where to seek your education will help you save as much of them as possible. Today’s guest is Kelly Hankamer from Moonage Daydream Esthetics, and she joins us to shed some light on what becoming a permanent makeup professional looks like in today's industry. Kelly gets into all the courses she has taken to be able to offer services such as esthetics, permanent cosmetics, and MedSpa solutions.
33 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
EP 24: ATB 2019 Permanent Makeup Conference Recap with Teryn Darling, Will Anthony, Mary Ritcherson, and Daria Chuprys
In today’s episode, we do a recap of the highlights and intense preparation that went into the 2019 America the Beautiful Permanent Makeup Conference hosted in LA. It was an amazing event and we get to sit down with the organizers to hear their vision. We also spoke to some of the guests and vendors who attended, learning just how much of a blast they all had. This year’s event boasted amazing speakers, a well-organized layout, an authentic community, high health and safety standards, and a few huge parties too. So make sure you join us on the show to hear how well it all went down!
43 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
EP 23: Training in Scalp Micro-Pigmentation with Damien Porter from Team Micro
On today's show, we are joined by SMP expert and all-round wealth of permanent makeup knowledge, Damien Porter! Damien works at Team Micro and has years of experience in both industrial work and training. Our topic for today is the latter and how training in the industry can be improved for the good of all! We discuss the harmful effects of fast-tracking programs and under-skilled artists working in the field, how pre-screening and self-regulation might help and the improved state of the industry.
56 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
EP 22: The Business Side of Things with Benaiah Poindexter
Our guest today on the INK-Credible Podcast is Benaiah Poindexter! Benaiah is a fellow SMP expert and permanent make-up artist and she has two locations where she works from, one in Maryland and one Nevada! Our focus for today's conversation is the running of a business and we talk about expansion, locations, second locations and when is the right time to do each action that growing a business requires. Benaiah shares her experiences of the permanent makeup business and we make the argument that we all can all do with a bit of guidance and help in getting situated and acquainted with the many sides of the business.
84 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
EP 21: Making Space for More Skin Tones in Permanent Make-Up with Chere'e Marniece
On the show today, we are joined the Brow Bade, Chere'e Marniece! We are so happy to share this conversation with you in which Chere'e shares her journey in permanent make-up, her thoughts on dark lip correction and ideas on how the industry should approach working on different skin tones. This is one of the more lively discussions for the show and although Valerie and Chere'e actually do essentially agree, there are definitely some points of difference, which they happily point out!
61 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
EP 20: Patience and Preparation in SMP with Steven Greitzer AKA Stevie-G
Today on the INK-Credible Podcast, we are joined by SMP wizard Steven Greitzer, for a full-on discussion about scalp micro-pigmentation, tattoos and more! Steven shares his expertise for all of our benefits, talking about all the necessary inputs that go into successful micro-pigmentation and his thoughts on the permanent makeup world in general. We discuss his work previous to getting into the game, practices in the chair, declining clients and his commitment to the industry and its future.
69 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
EP 19: The Need to Create Change with Paul Clark
Welcome back to the Ink-Credible Podcast everybody! After a brief break, we are back with a new batch of great conversations and interviews from the world of tattooing and permanent make up. Today our guest is Paul Clarke from Brandwood Clinic and the founder of a newish clothing label called Vanish Violence. Paul is an experienced scalp micro-pigmentation artist and started work in the industry in 2010.
61 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
EP 18: Responsible Micro Blading with Kara Gutierrez
On the show today we are joined by Kara Gutierrez from Spot On Beauty Permanent Cosmetics to tell us about her experiences in the micro blading field and particularly some of the terrible mistakes that are being made by clients and artists.
76 minutes | May 20, 2019
EP 17: Revolutionizing Aftercare with Eddie Kolos from H2Ocean
Today on the show we welcome Eddie Kolos, the founder and head of H2Ocean! Just under 20 years ago Eddies started experimenting with sea water and first aid, drawing on his passion for surfing, community and marine life.
54 minutes | May 6, 2019
EP 16: From Addict to A-List Artist: A Story of Hope, with Myke Chambers
We are joined today by Myke Chambers, owner of Seven Swords Tattoo Company, who at the age of 12 did his first tattoo on one of his friends. Myke had a really rough start in life, from being homeless to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, getting into drugs and being in prison for a number of years.
48 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
EP 15: Legislation and the Future of the Tattoo Industry With Mario Barth
Our INK-Credible guest today is Mario Barth, world-renowned celebrity tattoo artist and owner of Starlight Tattoo, a studio based in three different locations around the US. He is also the owner of King Ink in Foxwoods, Connecticut; Mario Bath Tattoo in Graz, Austria; and founder of the internationally loved INTENZE ink products.
52 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
EP 14: Becoming A Microblading Trailblazer, With Emily Joy
We are joined today by the awesome Emily Joy – a woman whose resume reads like a brow professional’s dream. She gained top-notch training from legendary international eyebrow masters like Anastasia Soar Beverly and Branko Babic.
65 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
EP 13: Franco Vescovi CEO and Creator of Bishop Rotary Machines
How good do you have to be to land clients like Britney Spears, Korn and Travis Barker? Our guest today has been tattooing for 25 years, specializing in black and grey realism, and is the owner of both Vatican Studios and Bishop Tattoo Supply.
35 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
EP 12: A Pioneering Family Business, With Eric Chou
Today you'll be hearing from a very special person in the cosmetic tattoo world. Eric Chou, who is the owner, director, and product designer for Macha Global. His parents invented the very first linear rotary device that is designed specifically for cosmetic tattoo artists, and their brand dates back 36 years when the cosmetic tattoo industry was still in its infancy.
54 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
EP 11: Personal Growth and the Law of Attraction in the Permanent Makeup Industry, with Daria Chuprys
Today on the INK-Credible Podcast we are joined by the amazing and inspiring Daria Chruprys! As a business owner and artist, she is the founder of Daria Chuprys Permanent Makeup Studio and Academy in Beverly Hills where she runs workshops and teaches the next generation of artists about the industry we all love so much.
41 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
EP 10: Building a Reputable Global Brand in the Permanent Makeup Removal Space, With Lorena Oberg
On this episode of the INK-Credible Podcast, we are joined by Lorena Oberg. Lorena is a laser tattoo removal specialist. She is also an instructor for laser treatments as well and has gone all over Europe and even here in the United States. She teaches doctors and other practitioners how to safely perform laser tattoo removal, including areas like eyes for eyeliner, which is absolutely incredible!
32 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
EP 9: How to Foster an Incredible Work Ethic and Satisfy the Constant Artistic Hunger, With Kostace Angelopulous
Today on the show we are joined by Kostace Angelopulous, a male permanent makeup artist who is pushing himself to reach for the stars. Kostace surrounded by one of the most influential people in permanent makeup who also happens to be his wife, Daria Chuprys.
34 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
EP 8: Overcoming Health Struggles and Body Dysmorphia Through Permanent Makeup, With Kevin Langley
Joining us today, from Saint Helen’s Mercy Side in the UK, is permanent makeup and scalp micro pigmentation expert, Kevin Langley. Kevin is the owner of KL Permanent Makeup and Scalp Studios. He and his team help their clients to look and feel their absolute best. Kevin is no stranger to wanting to look good and feel good himself.
42 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
EP 7: Sandy Brows, Luminous Lips and Amore Eyeliner with Nhung Phan
Welcome back to another episode of Valerie Weber’s INK-Credible Podcast, a show dedicated to the people of tattoo arts. On today’s episode, we welcome Liz Cook, the co-owner of Rebel Muse Tattoo and creator of Ever After Pigments.
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