Traci Dastou is the highly accredited owner and creative director of Beauty and Ink Studios. Traci was first introduced and developed a fascination of the professional world of bodyart after obtaining employment at Tattoo Inkspot, San Diego, CA, in 1997. Pursuant of additional modalities in beautification artistry, she later traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, working as a makeup artist by trade.
After returning to the US in 2006, Ms Dastou acquired both Esthetic and Advanced Makeup Artistry certifications from Elizabeth Grady school of Esthetics. Rooted with passion for body art, she continued to enhance her artistic repertoire receiving Permanent Makeup training at The Look Academy. In 2015, Traci enhanced her skill set with personal training from Microblading guru, Tina Davies, and became the first artist to provide Microblading services in Massachusetts. Later that year, she had also received a Master of Esthetics Certification from Catherine Hinds.
Commissioned domestically and internationally for her artistic flare, Ms Dastou continues to strive for excellence pursuing advanced training modalities while providing education and opportunity to enterprising artists as well. Based on personal experience and the need for continued mentorship while developing her craft, Traci has developed and implemented a program designed to train, assist, and apprentice Permanent Makeup artists, new to the industry, and career Beauty professionals, alike.