owner, artist @ inkcognido

a natural-born creative

With a passion for enhancing natural beauty and an unwavering commitment to perfection, Abeje pursued cosmetic and medical tattooing. As a child, she spent hours doodling on any piece of paper she could find, and she was always praised for her innate sense of creativity, remarkable penmanship, and ability to recreate beautiful scenes from memory. After getting back in touch with her passion as an adult, her journey began with a fascination for the transformative power of makeup which has since evolved into a dedication to helping clients embrace their unique allure through cosmetic and medical tattooing.

a jack of all shades

Abeje's approach goes beyond technique. Through thoughtful consultations, she takes the time to understand her clients' stories, aspirations, and concerns. As a renowned "jack of all shades," Abeje goes beyond typical references to Fitzpatrick skin typing to understand what colors and permanent makeup techniques work best with individual clients. This dedication allows her to create customized solutions that not only enhance natural beauty but also empower her clients with newfound confidence. Clients praise Abeje for her warm bedside manor and commitment to making each session a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

making her mark

In her spare time, Abeje spends hundreds of hours practicing her craft and learning from the greatest artists in the DMV area and beyond. She loves finding inspiration in the world around her through visual arts, interior design, fashion, and cultural appreciation. When she's not "making her mark" on clients, she enjoys proudly serving as an AmeriCorps Member mentoring and teaching primary school aged kids in South Arlington critical  literacy skills and math mastery. Abeje also fulfills herself by advising other small beauty ventures  on matters of brand identity, user experience, and marketing strategy.

Join Abeje on your own journey of discovery and transformation. Whether you're looking for subtle enhancements or bold statements, inkcognido is available to help you with all of your paramedical and cosmetic tattooing needs. Book an appointment today and receive a complimentary consultation and free 6 to 8 week touch-up session.