San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in cultures throughout the world, and Jacó features some of the best talent in the industry. Award-winning international artist Keely Tackett opened Anchor’s End Tattoo six years ago, and her unique shop features passionate artists who tattoo free hand, one-of-a-kind designs.

With more than 33 years of experience, Keely is a National Tattoo Association member. She’s also Red Cross certified. Joining her is Sean Rains, who has been designing art for the skin for 17 years. Anchor’s End piercers Jessie Tackett and Cyndi Milano offer a combined 20 years of piercing expertise in all aspects of body modification.

The shop creative assistant Siony Muñoz always has a smile and a creative way of assisting Anchor’s End clients. The team offers the finest in sterile procedures in a comfortable, relaxed environment and their motto is, “Design the skin you’re in.” Anchor’s End is located on the second floor above Big Ron’s Pizza and is open Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from noon-close. For more info, call 2643-1523. 

Just down the way, you will find the Tattoo House owned by Dafne Pérez from Argentina. This shop is located in the Centro Comercial Ureña, next to Books & Stuff. It features guest artists from around the world and currently has L.A. Meyers in from the U.S. She will be here until the end of October. The Tattoo House not only offers permanent tattoos, but henna and piercings, as well as artwork, purses, T-shirts, hand pipes and jewelry. Shop hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more info, call 8811-3375. More than 5,000 designs in addition to custom artwork are available.

Mark your calendar for next week’s Surf Torneo de La Independicia in Esterillos, starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Also, the Car Demolitions are scheduled in Herradura for Sunday, Sept. 30.

–Christina Truitt

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