We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Son and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, how do you think about risk?
We take risks every day of our lives without knowing it whether it’s small or big. I think the biggest risk is not taking one. I took the biggest risk of my life by full investing in my career. I left my full time job to focus on my passion. I wanted to take this risk earlier on in life than waiting later by possibly losing everything. I didn’t want to miss out on something greater. Risk taking can lead to rewards. I think it’s important to be prepared and make sure you know exactly what you are risking and exactly what you would be getting as a reward.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I do cosmetic tattoo and lash lift. The treatments I offer are semi permanent enhancement of your own natural beauty which includes eyebrow tattoo, lip blush and lash lift. I personally like to keep my style and approach as natural as possible without making a huge transformation to their own natural beauty. My work leaves me with an incredible rewarding feeling. It is a self esteem booster for clients especially for those that are cancer survivors and recovered from other health issues. I’ve always had an interest in the creative field. I have a passion for tattoo and makeup which lead me to being a cosmetic tattoo artist as well as a lash artist. I wanted something that was very specialized and intimate which lead me to these crafts. It was not easy especially for cosmetic tattooing. It was quite a bit of journey which takes a lot of dedication and commitment. I’ve practiced and practiced and it took me a while to understand and discover that you are your own unique artist. You have to be true to yourself and never compare. If you pay attention and compare yourself to others, you will lose focus and sense of clarity. It’s important to be your unique self. My brand, style and approach is about natural enhancement and still preserving their own look. It’s about working with what they naturally have instead of making drastic transformation.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them to Disneyland. Other places would include Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, The Grove and Hollywood. We would also go for a nice hike at Runyon Canyon and see the great view of the city. I would also take them to some of my favorite places to eat such as Urth Caffe, Republique and Spoon by H. which has very interesting selection of food and drinks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Absolutely! My family for always encouraging and supporting my choices and the journey I took that lead me to where I am now. I’m also very grateful to all my clients for their constant support, loyalty and encouragement. A very special shoutout to Kirbie Johnson who has supported me and my career endlessly since the very first day we met. She is a special star in this industry and I would not be who I am today without her support.