- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A tattoo needle in Jessica Mohn’s hands is a powerful gift in the eyes of others.
“It gave them a sense of they’re in control in an uncontrolled situation,” she said.
Mohn is a senior artist educator at Smith+Co Studios, which recently relocated to Peoria’s Keller Station. She’s using her talents with cosmetic tattooing to give cancer survivors who have lost their hair or breasts a sense of normalcy.
“It’s an emotional service to be offering someone,” said Mohn. “So, I want them to be comfortable whenever they’re here.”
It’s all possible thanks to a process called microblading. The tattooing technique recreates hair-like strokes to enhance a person’s eyebrows. Mohn is also now venturing into new territory offering 3-D areola reconstruction tattooing. It’s an intimate and sometimes emotionally vulnerable service for survivors.
“I think that being a woman offering this…