Jesilyn Shambarger

I grew up in Miami County and raised in north central Indiana. I’ve been interested in art from a young age. Initially remembering fond moments of my grandma teaching me how to paint as soon as I could pick up a paintbrush. In high school, I excelled in art and anatomy courses. Once I began working alongside the amazing artists at the Bohemian Tattoo Club as the front desk receptionist in 2013, shortly following, I was accepted into the highly competitive dental hygiene program at the IUPUI – IU School of Dentistry. I took several facial anatomy courses during that time. Although while working at Bohemian, I found a new path into my passion of the arts, and ultimately decided to leave dental school to pursue art full time.

In 2017, I began my cosmetic tattoo journey with an apprenticeship in Indianapolis. Since then, I have done several continuing education courses, extended training, and seminars as well as certificate. Some courses completed online and others in person – Miami, NYC, Las Vegas, etc. Most notably with the legendary brow artist Brow Daddy in New York City (2019) I achieved best work of the weekend out of 100 artists. Staying up to date with the newest techniques and products currently available in cosmetic tattooing is a priority. I seek out continuing education courses every two years with an artist that I admire in the industry. 

From the beginning of my cosmetic tattoo career, I’ve always strived for the most natural result possible. My artwork outside of cosmetic tattooing consists of portrait paintings and drawings focused mainly on realism. Secondly, I have a keen eye for detail and I strive for perfection in my work. Additionally, my strong background in facial anatomy combined with my lifelong interest in makeup and beauty gives me an advantage in my field. My career in cosmetic tattooing combines my interests of art, anatomy, makeup, beauty, and tattooing all into one. I feel very lucky to get to do something that I love each day that combines so many of my interests. Finally, I love being able to give clients the brows they have always dreamed of…tattooing realistic brows is my passion!

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