SENIOR PRO TEAM PMU & SMP ARTIST, LEAD TRAINER, FOUNDER
Early in my career of professional makeup, aesthetics, and cosmetic tattooing I decided to solely focus on cosmetic tattooing because I really found it rewarding seeing my clients gain their confidence back after I treated them. This led me to found Dermagrafix in 2003. I also realized that this was a very specialized field, and there were not many cosmetic tattoo artists available and at a highly trained level. It was obvious to me I needed to create a platinum standard for clients to rely on, in my business as well as my industry. This platinum standard has been the foundation of the Dermagrafix brand. Whether I am treating clients or training other artists, this elevated level of professionalism has resulted in my business becoming internationally recognized. Welcome to Dermagrafix; A premiere Cosmetic Tattoo Studio and Training Center.
The ever-popular Bi-Fusion Eyebrows® and WhipLash Eyeliner® techniques were techniques that I had played with for years to get just right.
OTHER ACCOLADES: OSHA CPR CERTIFIED, TEAM MICRO CERTIFIED, SPCP LIFETIME TRAINER MEMBER, PUBLIC SPEAKER, PODCAST HOST & FOUNDER, AUTHORIZED LIFT® TRAINER (NORTHEASTERN USA), CREATOR OF BI-FUSION EYEBROWS® AND WHIPLASH EYELINER TECHNIQUES, WIFE, MOTHER, ANIMAL LOVER.
From an early age I have been interested by the patterns that occur in art. Driven by my creative side, I have always pursued interests that allowed me to express myself, like learning to play an instrument, sketching, painting, and enrolling in art classes.
As I was naturally attracted to activities in the arts, I pursued those interests further when I attended Moore College of Art and Design, in Philadelphia. While I was focused on a career in special effects makeup or graphic design, I redirected my artistic skills to constructing home living spaces. In 2001, I started a remodeling company that focused on high-end design for kitchens and bathrooms in luxury homes. The commercial build-out for the studio space at Dermagrafix is one example of my work.
As Valerie’s husband, I have naturally been exposed to the permanent cosmetics industry and have been deeply invested in her business. Intrigued by the art of Scalp Micropigmentation, I decided to join the Dermagrafix team in May 2017. I trained at the prestigious Brandwood Clinic in the U.K. and with Joe Taylor of Scalp Logic, who is one of the world’s most experienced SMP providers. I have also trained under my wife, Valerie, a highly accredited educator in the permanent cosmetics industry. I have a natural eye for symmetry and am very detail oriented – both are key skills for the specialized areas of SMP and Tricopigmentation. My strong drive for excellence and ability to bond with my clients in order to fully understand their needs are sure to provide quality results for the clients of Dermagrafix.
OTHER ACCOLADES: OSHA CPR CERTIFIED, TEAM MICRO CERTIFIED, REMOVAL & MICROCHANNELING PRACTITIONER, HUSBAND, FATHER, COFFEE CONNOISSEUR, AND OUTDOORS GUY
Marnie Rustemeyer SPCP, CPCP
MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ONCOLOGY ESTHETICS, AND THE SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY.
Marnie is a former Wall Street professional, thyroid cancer survivor and breast cancer previvor. After being diagnosed with the BRCA gene mutation, she had a preventative double mastectomy to decrease her risk of getting breast cancer. Through her own experience, she became passionate about helping patients feel beautiful and confident again after such an emotional and demanding journey.
Marnie designed the Billow pillows to help women find comfort and relief post-surgery. She also offers areola/nipple restoration, scar camouflage and scalp micropigmentation to her clients through her company Medi Ink, LLC. She absolutely loves seeing them shine again following their procedures!
Marnie is a Certified a Permanent Cosmetics Professional and is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, the International Society for Oncology Esthetics, and the Society for Integrative Oncology.