Jen Santoro

Owner/Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

INSTAGRAM: @altered_aesthetics


Hello and WELCOME to Altered Aesthetics!

I'm Jen Santoro, owner and Senior Artist at Altered Aesthetics. I grew up in Southern California and always had a passion for all things makeup and beauty. After getting my first tattoo, I was hooked and found another passion, getting more tattoos! In 2013, I moved to Raleigh and decided to take a different path in my career and found permanent makeup and microblading, which brought together my passion for makeup and tattoos.

I am huge advocate of continual education in this industry, and am continually refining and perfecting my skills through additional cosmetic tattoo and microblading courses. By learning new techniques I am able to  bring new and exciting services to Altered Aesthetics. The goal of Altered Aesthetics and myself, is to provide our clients with an amazing set of brows that they will love and be proud of.

certificates & TRAININGS

Adriano Felix Microblading Academy (April 2017)

Everlasting Brows Troubleshooting Workshop for Eyebrow Microblading Techniques  (September 2017)

Fuzion Artistry Combo Brow Certification  (March 2018)

5 Star Academy Advanced Master Class Ombre Brows (November 2018)

5 Star Academy Advanced Master Class Eyeshadow Eyeliner (November 2018)

5 Star Academy Advanced Master Class Aquarelle Lips (November 2018)

Selen Shenalp Beauty Eyebrow Master Class Nano Needle Technique (March 2019)

Wedge and Wing Design Webinar Girlz Ink Studio (April 2019)

Shay Danielle Academy Online - Lip Blush (June 2019)

Shay Danielle Academy Online - The Art and Science of Infinity Powder Brows (August 2019)

LI-FT Salt/Saline Removal Techniques Certificate of Completion (August 2018)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Tattoo Permit (2017, 2018, 2019)

OSHA Blood borne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 and Body Art Safety Certified



Know Raleigh 2018

Check out page 17 to see Jen featured in the KNOW Raleigh Book Volume 1! Visit the studio to pick up a copy of Know Raleigh 2018 or Click below to view the issue.


Indy Week Best of the Triangle 2018

Jen and Altered Aesthetics were a Finalist for Indy Week Best of the Triangle 2018 for Best Tattoo Studio!

Screen+Shot+2018-12-21+at+9.39.48+AM.jpg Lifestyle Site

Jen was interviewed for Healthy Way’s article all about microblading titled, Is Microblading For You? Here’s What You Need To Know. Check it out below!

1477871.jpg Voters’ Choice Awards 2018

Altered Aesthetics was Nominated in two categories for Tattoo Studio for Voters’ Choice Awards 2018