As Printed in the March 2002 Issue of Needles, Ink. Magazine
Located in Oldsmar, Florida, Arty Joe’s Skin City is one of the state’s finest studios. This unique shop has been featured in magazines from around the nation and rightfully so. The owner of Arty Joe’s Skin City, John Hashey studies his art worldwide and has won numerous awards over the years. His studio was awarded ‘Best Studio of All West Coast Florida 2001, People’s Choice’ (Full Throttle Magazine) this past summer.
Arty Joe’s is an art gallery and doctor’s office all rolled into one. Not only do John and his staff do great body art and body piercing but his studio is the nation’s leading Permanent Cosmetic school and studio. John teaches plastic surgeons and technicians from around the world and is one of the most sought after artists in the world for permanent cosmetics. From movie stars to the everyday professional woman, this is the norm at Arty Joe’s Skin City. They do wonderful permanent eyeliner work as well as some of the most beautiful full-lip color and brows. This shop really does it all when it comes to permanent cosmetics. From portraits to traditional, Arty Joe’s Skin City, provides professional, custom work in their very comfortable and clean environment. On staff daily is John Hashey (The Janitor), yeah right -ed., Casey Loftus (Vampire Man), Pearl Hull (Lock) (Apprentice), Scott Shaw (Echo) (Apprentice).
Professional tattoo artists may find the custom-made tattoo machines and supplies at Arty Joe’s Skin City of particular interest. For those looking to get involved and educated in the world of permanent cosmetology or body modification the school at Arty Joe’s is an excellent learning center. Drop by and visit John and his staff sometime! These guys are normally pretty busy so be willing to make an appointment even though they are a walk-in studio. It is most definitely worth your time.
John is also doing daily pro-bono work for cancer survivors of radical mastectomies, reconstructing areolas to burn victims and little children with deformed lips. John was recently awarded an Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Micropigmentation in Orlando. A retired Master Sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corp., John Hashey is a board member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, a certified examiner and instructor by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, a member of the National Cosmetic Tattoo Association and the National Tattoo Association.