Award-winning tattoo artist Monica Barnes is well known in the Greater Philadelphia area for running her successful tattoo shop over the last 28 years. In 1999 Barnes founded the Pennsylvania Institute of Tattooing in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Monica is a natural artist with an eye for detail. Although her business continues to thrive, she has recognized the growing need for experienced artists in the medical field. In 2010, Monica joined forces with her daughter, Mandy Sauler to meet the growing need for experts in her field.
During the past five years Barnes has performed micropigmentation procedures at various hospitals in Pennsylvania and is Bloodborne Pathogen Certified.
“Monica, Starting with my first glance this morning in the Bathroom Mirror, and EVERY time since (I admit; I’ve been looking all day!) I have seen someone with gorgeous , youthful, beautifully shaped/colored/realistic eyebrows – instead of seeing someone with NO eyebrows who looks (had looked) like an Alien! It’s been SO wonderful! I LOVE THEM – each little perfect stroke/cut of ink! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!! Thank you! I feel extra fortunate that you continue to work and offer to clients/patients your Art/extraordinary Ability/Skills.”
“Thank you so much for the beautiful job and professional artwork you’ve created! You have made such a difference in my appearance, and my life! I’m so please with the outcome,and feel so blessed to have met you. Artist like you change lives with your gift.”
“I wish I had done this sooner. I can shower/dress so fast, now, that it no longer keeps me from working out or having fun because I might have to redo. I also was having difficulty seeing up close to apply my make-up. Sometimes my eyes sting when I’m out, and now I can just wash out whatever they are reacting to, powder and go. It is so freeing!! No more lip prints, raccoon eyes, smudges, or wearing off. And, I get to wake up with it all, too. Mandy even filled in some white spots/scars that I had difficulty covering (face/leg). It’s great! Mandy’s great, too. Very professional and personable. Big thanks.”
“Best decision ever. Now I don’t worry about putting makeup on them everyday like I had to before because I had a part for my brow that had no hair due to a surgery. I would recommend this to everyone. “
“Awesome experience!! Can’t wait to go back again.”
“I was very pleased with the results of my eyebrow enhancement. I found the staff to be very qualified and professional.”
“Mandy- you did my areola tatttoo(s) about three and a half years ago -don’t know if I ever thanked you but you did an AMAZING job – I could never thank you enough for making me feel normal again! ( I went to Dr. Wu’s office at UPenn) – I have even sent two friends to you- Thank you so much and have a wonderful week!!”
“Mandy is that wonderful combination of the health care professional and artist, whose skill makes a profound difference in the lives of our breast cancer patients,” says Joseph M. Serletti, chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Penn Medical School and head of HUP’s breast reconstruction team.”
“About 2 weeks ago I had a mammogram on my “new” transflapped breast. I have some fat necrosis that the doctors wanted to confirm was not cancer. So, I go into the mammography room at the breast clinic here in Harrisburg and present my breast to the clinician, who does 20-30 mammograms a day. She then pulls a “marker” off a strip and plants it right on the tattoo you gave me (my new nipple) on January 10, 2014 at Penn. The marker is enclosed and is a symbol of your expertise.
That tattoo is so realistic that the woman thought it was a genuine nipple at first glance. I said, “that’s not a nipple, that’s a tattoo” and she was floored. She said that she’d never been fooled before and wondered where I had found such a great artist.
A heartfelt thank you for a job well done!”
“Ms. Saulers is an incredible artist who creates amazing result. Her ability to blend colors and create a natural look is like no other. Her professional permanent cosmetic business is the only one I would recommend.”
“Ms. Sauler has been an amazing reference for permanent cosmetics to our cosmetic practice. Her professionalism and expertise in treating our referred patients has been wonderful. I would highly recommend her for any patient in need of permanent cosmetics.”
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