valerie weber

SENIOR PRO TEAM PMU & SMP ARTIST, LEAD TRAINER, FOUNDER

As the foundering owner of Dermagrafix it is my pleasure to lead and guide our talented team. In 2001 I began my journey in cosmetic tattooing where I felt most at home in my artistic self. After years of striving to learn more to be the best I realized that it took a great deal of practice and dedication to this craft to be just that. I continued to learn from those I admired and collected valuable knowledge in which to develop my own style eventually. Loving what I do is a complete  understatement. The idea that a well executed cosmetic tattoo can positively change someone’s quality of life. Knowing that is what drives me to be my best and to work side by side with other professionals who I trust and who share that same vision. Ultimately, this thought led me to train and mentor others who are meant to change lives throughout art too.

The ever-popular Bi-Fusion Eyebrows (R) and WhipLash Eyeliner(R) 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(R) TRAINER (NORTHEASTERN USA), CREATOR OF BI-FUSION EYEBROWS(R) AND WHIPLASH EYELINER(R) TECHNIQUES, WIFE, MOTHER, ANIMAL LOVER.

Ian krueger

SMP Practitioner

From an early age I have been interested and fascinated by the the patterns that occur in art. My creative side cultivated my interests in learning to play an instrument, sketching, painting, and enrolling in art classes.

I was naturally attracted to activities in that field. I eagerly pursued that interest into college where I attended Moore College of Art and Design, in the nearby city of Philadelphia. At the time a career in special effects makeup, which was at the top of my list, or graphic design, was unlikely due to saturation and limited career opportunities. So I redirected my artistic outlet in building and constructing living spaces. I spent most of my adult career running my kitchen and bathroom remodeling company that I began in 2001, where I focused on designing and building for high end homes. I was also the behind the scenes master mind for the commercial build-out for the studio space at Dermagrafix.

I also am Valerie’s husband and have been naturally exposed to the permanent cosmetic industry and deeply invested in my wife’s interests in Dermagrafix. I became intrigued by the art of Scalp Micropigmentation and decided to join the Dermagrafix team in May 2017. I’ve trained at the prestigious Brandwood Clinic in the U.K. and Joe Taylor of Scalp Logic, who is one of the world’s most experienced SMP providers. I have also trained under my wife, Valerie, for a full bodied understanding of SMP and tricopigmentation. I have an eye for symmetry and am very detail oriented. I have a strong drive for excellence, client satisfaction, and the need to bond with my clients in order to fully understand their needs. I am invested in providing quality results for the clients of Dermagrafix.

OTHER ACCOLADES: OSHA CPR CERTIFIED, TEAM MICRO CERTIFIED, REMOVAL & MICROCHANNELING PRACTITIONER, HUSBAND, FATHER, COFFEE CONTESIOUR, OUTDOORS GUY

Lex Hartzell

PRO TEAM ARTIST COSMETIC TATTOO ARTIST

While life has lead me in different directions, I have always had a passion for creative expression. Previously taking on a more traditional career path as a teacher, my creativity showed through my lesson plans, school activities, room décor, etc.

Always eager to learn something new, I left the educational field to pursue other endeavors from medical assistant to holistic skin care. Recognizing my enthusiasm for makeup at an early age helped eventually guide me to the wonderful world of Permanent Cosmetics. The ability to enhance one’s natural features through artistic vision is something I once admired and now have the opportunity to recreate for my amazing clients! Through extensive training, hands on practice, and an eye for design, I am able to bring happiness to others and that is the most rewarding part of this career. Not only am I certified in Permanent Cosmetics by the American Academy of Micropigmentation. I also have the pleasure of training and working under the guidance of Valerie Weber here at Dermagrafix. My goal is to grow with the business and eventually expand my training and services.

OTHER ACCOLADES: OSHA CPR CERTIFIED, AAM CERTIFIED, REMOVAL & MICROCHANNELING PRACTITIONER, ASSISTING PODCAST EDITOR, CAT MOM. 

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