Welcome To My Website

My name is Stephanie Contreras and I'm a NM Board Licensed Paramedical Tattoo Artist.

I want to take this opportunity to introduce my self, and fill you in on how I came to be a Paramedical Tattoo Artist.

My name is Stephanie Contreas, I Live in Albuquerque, NM, & If you’d asked me 11 years ago what I was going to “be”, the answer was simple- “a psychologist!” With a bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Interpersonal Communications from the University of New Mexico; it felt like that was the obvious choice…until I realized that I didn’t want to continue my education, the thought of more schooling wasn’t as appealing to me as it once was- I was ready to enter the workforce. 

My career plans certainly changed after graduation: I spent the next 4 years working a wide range of jobs from advertising sales to a hemodialysis technician. However, I found that none of these jobs were satisfying my needs, I wanted more. I finally came to the realization that I was filling everyone’s cup but mine, and something needed to change. I’ve always been fascinated with the beauty industry, and even more so with the idea that the options are limitless when it came to services that I could offer.

That’s when it dawned on me…” I’m going to cosmetology school!”  I completed my program in 2015 and a week later was working in a salon.I love my career as a hairstylist, however I’ve always dabbled with the idea of offering skin care services.. but what?

Fast forward a year, that’s when I was introduced to paramedical tattooing by a friend. After countless hours of research, and understanding the benefits of these skin services, it didn’t take long for me to figure out this was my next step. Here was the answer I had been looking for- this was the skill and service I could  offer to help others. A service that would help improve the look of stretch marks, scars, and hyperpigmentation.

With a lot of love, patience, and creativity the birth of Textured Skin Co. has come to life, and I’m excited to share this next chapter with you.

Since I Launched the business I have had the pleasure of helping countless clients improve their confidence and look amazing! Click the buttons below to view some of my amazing client reviews, or check out my services before booking!