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Conversations with the Inspiring Sarah Lemke

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Lemke.

Sarah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
S L Cosmetic Tattoo began in May of 2017. Since then, I have expanded to a second space in the SF Bay Area. In July of this year, I grew my San Diego location into its permanent studio in La Jolla, CA.

I have always kept one foot in the beauty business since I was 17. Three years ago, my love for the industry and my love for people came full circle when I stepped into the world of cosmetic tattoo.

Before I opened S L Cosmetic Tattoo, I spent months upon months training and shadowing under established artist, both cosmetic tattoo and body art. I took and still take advanced courses in artistry. I love that the industry is ever evolving, growing and there is always room to further personal education.

Has it been a smooth road?
There have been bumps in the road and hurdles to cross. I feel like the obstacles are all part of the process. That is where the majority of actual growth happens. We rarely just arrive at point B from point A, but we have a path and journey that leads us there. I find it so important to remember, it’s not just the end goal, but the process of getting to that point that will spark creativity, tenacity, and purpose behind the passion. Take every situation as an opportunity for development, professionally or personally. Those moments are a chance to rise up and expand your business as well as your character.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into S L Cosmetic Tattoo story. Tell us more about the business.
S L Cosmetic Tattoo offers a complete spectrum of cosmetic tattoo procedures. When you book at my studio, you get me as your artist from beginning to end.

I specialize in:
-powder/shadow brows
-full brow reconstruction,
-lip tints (lip tatt00 – natural, flushed and filled out)
-lash liner (thin, velvet and saturated line at lash base)
-scalp micro-pigmentation

I am known for natural eyebrows tattoos and lip enhancements, adding to the beauty my client comes in with. With microblading (or any procedure), it is not a one size fits all. Every stroke is tailored to each client. With a full-range knowledge of color theory, my clients leave with perfect color brows, reflecting their skin, undertones and hair color. A cosmetic tattoo should be undetectable as a tattoo, that’s how natural it should be.

Which women have inspired you in your life? Why?
Women that have inspired me in my life, there are many. The women who have impacted my life the most, are the ones that have demonstrated a victor mindset vs. a victim mindset. Whether it be in business or personal life, having a mindset of knowing we all have the ability to walk, live and teach as not only someone that has overcome, but then someone who DOES and creates upward movement, has exponentially changed and accelerated my life in all areas. We can’t always change the hardships we’ve been handed, where people may have placed us or circumstance. But, we have the ability to re-plant ourselves where we want to go and evolve into who we want to become.


  • Microblading $600
  • Powder/Shadow Brow $600
  • Lip Tint $550
  • Lash Liner $450
  • Scalp Micro-pigmentation TBD

Contact Info:

  • Address: 7760 Fay Avenue Suite i
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Website:
  • Phone: 925.683.9970
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @slcosmetictattoo

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