Meet Kitagawa Utamaro. A Japanese artist of the 18th century, he portrayed women of the Yoshiwara district, known for his woodblock pieces. He had an emphasis on his technique on light and shade, and kewari – a method that gave a true sense of realism. Utamaro challenged the current idealized beauty standards of his time as he portrayed women in exaggerated proportions of the body – elongated heads, slim necks, delicate noses that gave an unearthly thinness. His subtle and delicate work brought a sense of tranquility that pioneered a new vision of raw beauty that would eventually dominate a worldwide influence.
The face behind Utamaro Tattoo: Rachel Kong.
"Coming from a background pursuing education in Engineering, Geophysics and certifying as a LEED Green Associate; technicality and perfectionism were indefinitely strong driving forces throughout my life. I felt though, my outlet for creativity and design were long absent in my career. It took a while, but I finally discovered a passion that made me excited to get up in the morning, and help others find confidence in their own skin. There is not a more rewarding experience than helping create a smile at the end of the day, knowing you were part of that process. Discovering those raw, courageous, and bold pieces of yourself that create your individuality, I believe not only help to reveal, but also make you FEEL your true beauty. And this is what I found in Permanent Make-Up." - Rachel Kong, Owner of Utamaro Tattoo
Rachel has since been 6x certified with Tina Stephenson, Boujee Brows and Shay Danielle, and holds her certificate for Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control. She specializes in providing the Signature Utamaro Powder Brows, custom designed lash line enhancement and luxury lip blush tattoo, using only the top quality tools available in the industry. Rachel follows exceptional safety and quality standards in her work, and believes in showcasing and enhancing her client’s natural features, helping achieve confidence and the experience of true, raw beauty!
Certified. Licensed. Health Inspected. Insured.
Signature Utamaro Powder Brows
Lash Line Enhancement
Customizable Design - Soft & Natural Results
Customizable Design - Full Lash Illusion
Customizable Design - Create Definition and Flush of Colour
#318, 4620 Bow Trail SW
Third Floor Penthouse (Union YYC)
By Appointment Only.