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FACING PAGE:
Primped 365 offers
permanent eyebrow and
eyeliner tattoos as well
as 3-D areola tattoos on
reconstructed breasts.
AT LEFT:
Jeneen Wilson is a
lifelong artist with a need
for human connection to
feel fulfilled.
BELOW:
Wilson added top-quality
wigs when she learned
women who suffer from
hair loss have nowhere to
get them.

JENEEN WILSON HEADSHOT: EMILY KATHRYN PHOTOGRAPHY / PRIMED 365: COURTESY OF JENEEN WILSON

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W hen she discovered medical
tattooing, Wilson says she found her
calling.
" When I'm doing the art on a human,
it affects their lives. I needed that human
interaction. "
FROM THE OUTSIDE, Primped 365
is a tidy storefront in a nondescript strip
mall. Inside, it's a place of healing.
More doctor's office than tattoo parlor,
Wilson has created an oasis of calm. She
plays soft music, diffuses essential oils
and covers her clients in blankets to keep
them warm. When she works, she, her
client and a loved one are often the only
people in the building.
From consultation to completion, an
appointment can take up to three hours.
Wilson tattoos eyebrows and eyeliner
(for anyone, not just those with medical
needs) and she fills in lighter colored scar
tissue to turn it the shade of someone's
skin. She can remove unwanted tattoos
with a technique faster and less painful
than laser removal.
But her specialty is rendering life-like
nipples for women who have had their
breasts reconstructed after mastectomy.
Wilson uses her skill to color and shade
as if the blank reconfigured breast were a
canvas and she the painter.
" After it was done, I looked up and was
just amazed, " recalls Michelle Richardson,
a client from early 2020 who had lost her
breasts to cancer at the age of 43. " I felt
complete. I had no idea I would feel that
way. "
" I love being a part of that, " says
Wilson, 54. " I love to share in these
women's joy. We cry together. At the end
of every appointment, it's hard for me to
watch them walk out the door because we
have formed a friendship. "
That is what keeps Wilson perfecting
her techniques and searching for more
ways to serve her clients. She's added an
extensive collection of high-quality wigs
to Primped 365 for women who need
them.
" It feels good when you're contributing
in the way that you can, making a
difference in someone's life, " she says. I

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