Kara Gutierrez; Artist, owner and Instructor at Spot on Beauty is a traditional tattooer, Permanent Makeup, Paramedical, Removal specialist and trainer like no other! Kara has the eye of an artist, the hand of a technical expert, and the personality of a trustworthy friend who has your back. Her outgoing high energy attitude & southern charm makes you feel right at home.
Kara got her start through the academic route, earning bachelor’s degrees in communication, sociology, & sports management. Later, she went on to get her master’s in Business Management. Primed for a career in the corporate world, she went through some pretty major life changes with her marriage and birth of her son. At this point, she started to reconsider what she wanted in life and found herself earning a reputation doing tiny nail art at a high-end salon and spa.
Now, you might be asking…. where’s the tattoo background??
Kara discovered microblading through a coworker at the salon and quickly realized it was a way for her to unite her two passions in life, art and business. She sought out a traditional tattoo apprenticeship through shops around her locally, only to find it was way harder than she originally anticipated. After two failed apprenticeships at different shops, she finally landed in a position doing body art, piercings, and was quickly able to integrate PMU into her skillset. Business was booming, however, Kara quickly discovered that PMU does not earn respect among body artists, and respect is the only way to play that game. Over time, she not only earned the respect of her peers, but out earned them financially also!
Now, let’s flash forward a few years. Kara’s PMU career had taken off and she ventured into Li-FT removal. She became a certified trainer and helped hundreds of women with botched faces in her local community. Enter…the “woman with 4 brows”. This story was picked up globally and Kara went VIRAL for her work trying to help this poor woman.
The problem with virality, is that it’s often cruel. People who never bothered to read the articles or hear the real story were under the impression that Kara was the one who tattooed the bad brows, not the one trying to correct them. As a result, she received threatening calls, death threats, and letters sent to her house. All of this to say, you picked a mentor with thick skin. She’s going to stick with you through the good, bad, and ugly. So, sit back, relax, take notes and understand she’s here to build your confidence to perfect your craft and ignore the nay-sayers.