Libby Stocks has been in the cosmetic tattoo artistry business for nearly 17 years. As the founder of Libby Stocks Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, she offers eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and scalp micropigmentation.
“I enhance natural beauty through cosmetic tattooing,” she says.
Stocks got into the beauty industry when she started esthetics school after graduating from Xavier University.
“I have always had a love for pretty skin and good products,” she says. “I began working in medical skincare in a plastic surgeon’s offices in Naples, Florida, in the late 90s. I moved back to Cincinnati and continued working in a plastic surgery center where I learned to tattoo.”
According to Stocks, cosmetic tattooing has evolved over the years. From pigments to machines and techniques, a lot of things have improved. For Stocks, she says her favorite is creating a soft and natural look.
Brows are a specialty for Stocks. She offers eyebrows for $600 for the initial session and follow-up session 6 weeks later.
“It’s a two-step process and I always tattoo conservatively the first session,” she says. “It is best to add more at the second appointment.”
You can visit Stocks for cosmetic tattooing at her private studio near Lunken Airport.
Stocks will soon graduate from nursing school in May and start a new journey as a cosmetic nurse injector.